These two DVD’s from ‘St. Clair Vision’ contains seven Sherlock Holmes movies which are in the Public Domain and can be found in other collections. Sir A. Conan Doyle’s stories had copyright protection until 1970; this controlled any recreation. Which of these movies were inspired by the original stories?
Disc One. Basil Rathbone “Dressed to Kill”  is about stolen music boxes. One has an engraved plate that can be used to print counterfeit £5 notes that can’t be distinguished from genuine £5 notes! Can Sherlock Holmes recover the plates and catch the criminals?
“Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon”  tells of a plot to steal a bombsight to aid a foreign power. Its four parts are produced in separate factories [as a security measure]. Will foreign agents be able to steal this secret weapon for an enemy nation?
“Terror By Night”  is about an expensive diamond which brings bad luck to its owner. Sherlock Holmes will guard it. There is a murder in a railway carriage, one of the passengers must be the murderer!
“Sherlock Holmes and the Woman in Green”  tells about a number of unsolved murders. Holmes deduces the scheme but lacks evidence. He visits Lydia at her home then encounters danger. Can help arrive in time?
Disc Two. Arthur Wontner “The Sign of Four”  tells of a young woman who receives pearls in the mail! Is she in great danger? Can Holmes solve this mystery? Yes.
“Murder at the Baskervilles”  is about the murder of a horse trainer and the loss of “Silver Blaze”. Did the dog bark in the night? Holmes recovers the lost horse and the murderer.
“The Triumph of Sherlock Holmes”  is about the murder at Birlstone Castle. The widow does not mourn. Does the circumstantial evidence mislead in this case? Holmes solves the mystery.
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