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Dressed to Kill

Dressed to Kill(1946)

Also Known As: Prelude to Murder |

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Brief Synopsis

A convicted thief in Dartmoor prison hides the location of the stolen Bank of England printing plates inside three music boxes. When the innocent purchasers of the boxes start to be murdered, Holmes and Watson investigate.

Cast & Crew

Basil Rathbone Sherlock Holmes
Nigel Bruce Dr. Watson
Patricia Morison Hilda Courtney
Edmond Breon Julian "Stinky" Emery
Frederic Worlock Colonel Cavanaugh
Carl Harbord Inspector Hopkins
Patricia Cameron Evelyn Clifford
Holmes Herbert Ebenezer Crabtree
Leyland Hodgson Tour guide
Mary Gordon Mrs. Hudson
Ian Wolfe Scotland Yard commissioner
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MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  New York opening: 24 May 1946
Release Date:  1946 Production Date:  AFI; AFI-lib
Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co:  Universal Pictures Company, Inc.
Sound:  Mono (Western Electric Recording) Production Co:  Universal Pictures Company, Inc.
Duration(mins):  72 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  6,864    
Duration(reels):  8    

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  • Rathbone shines on to the end.....

    Tom 2007-03-09

    Surprisingly intelligent finish to this very uneven Universal series.Rathbone does a superb job as usual (though he probably hated every moment), Patricia... MORE>