Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon


Release Date 1943-02-12
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Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon

Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon is the fourth in the Basil Rathbone/Nigel Bruce series of Sherlock Holmes films. The film is credited as an adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Holmes tale "The Adventure of the Dancing Men," but the only element of the source material to be used is the dancing men code. Rather, it is a spy film taking place on the background of the then ongoing Second World War.

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Actors & Characters

Nigel Bruce Nigel Bruce Doctor Watson Doctor Watson
Basil Rathbone Basil Rathbone Sherlock Holmes Sherlock Holmes
Lionel Atwill Lionel Atwill Professor Moriarty Professor Moriarty
Mary Gordon Mary Gordon Mrs. Hudson Mrs. Hudson
Kaaren Verne Kaaren Verne Charlotte Eberli Charlotte Eberli
Dennis Hoey Dennis Hoey Inspector Lestrade Inspector Lestrade
Holmes Herbert Holmes Herbert Sir Reginald Bailey Sir Reginald Bailey
William Post Jr. William Post Jr. Dr. Franz Tobel Dr. Franz Tobel


Roy William Neill Director
Otto Ludwig Editor
Frank Skinner Music
Howard Benedict Producer
Edward T. Lowe Jr. Writer
William Scott Darling Writer
Edmund L. Hartmann Writer