Pursuit to Algiers

Synopsis: Holmes and Watson on a transatlantic ocean liner escorting Nikolas, heir to a foreign throne. Also on board are a number of assassins, plotting against their sovereign.
Director(s): Roy William Neill
Production: Universal Pictures
65 min

Oh, Stimson, thank you for keeping

open so late to take care of us.

Oh, that's quite all right, sir.

This gun is an excellent

selection, Mr. Holmes.

You ought to get

plenty of grouse.

Grouse, silly little birds,

not worth the trouble of

eating after you shoot them.

You wait till you hook into

your first salmon, old boy.

Well, mind you have

everything at Baker Street

first thing in the morning,


because if we're

not in Scotland

by the time the

salmon stop running,

the fish will hold Dr. Watson

personally responsible.

I'll have everything at your

rooms first thing in the morning.

Thank you.

Good night.

- Good night, sir.

- Good night.

Ah, Scotland.

I shall be glad to get away

from this place.

The smell of heather

after rain,

the crisp night air

with the stars shining

clear in the sky.

"A day in the bush

with stars to see,"

were I dip in the river.

There's the life

of a man like me,

- "there's the life forever."

- Huh?

Robert Louis Stevenson.

You heard that

rhyme before?

Yes, and many other

lovely irons, too, Watson.


Oh, so the old girl has

lost her emeralds, eh?

Now, Holmes,

you promised,

no more cases till

our holiday's over.

Don't worry, old fellow,

I was just thinking she was

well rid of her emeralds.

Green was never a becoming

color to the old trout.

I say, you've dropped

your paper, sir.

I'm afraid

you're mistaken.

No mistake,

I saw you drop it.

You've just been told, sir,

that you made a mistake.

But it is the

gentleman's paper, sir.

Be off with you,

my good man.

Mr. Holmes told you that

he didn't have a paper.

Yes, but I was quite wrong,

I'm so sorry,

that is my paper.

There are times, Holmes,

when your behavior

is utterly inexplicable.

- Oh.

- I'm sorry, sirs.

May I recommend a visit,


A visit where, sir?

The best fish and chips

in London.

Fish and chips?

I never eat

fish and chips.

My friend doesn't eat

fish and chips.

We loathe fish and chips, sir.

Come to think of it,

old fellow,

some fish and chips might

go very well just now.

Thank you for your

suggestion, sir.

Come on, Watson.

Fish and chips,

filthy stuff,

I wish we'd brought our cat.

Hello, ducky.

Ah, good evening, gentlemen.

Good evening.

May I suggest that, sir?

No, I think I'll have

some fish and chips.

- And you, sir?

- Just a minute, I haven't decided yet.

We serve the best fish

and chips in London, sir.

Make it two, will you?

I think I'll

have an order of...

Oh, gone?

I ordered for both of us.

What'd you order for me?

- Fish and chips.

- Fish and chips, huh.

Nice place you brought

me to, I must say.

I say, take a look at

this fish bone.


Right in my soup.

A fine thing, it might

have stuck in my throat.

- Just a moment.

- Fish bones.

I'd rather eat

in an alley.

Go on and eat

in an alley, then.

That's where you

probably belong.

Likely as not

we'll both be poisoned.

What's up, Holmes?

I don't know... yet,

but something

definitely is.

Thank you.

Fish bones.

Fellow probably was right.

Looks like something

one might find in an alley.

- That's it.

- What's it?

Fishbone Alley, of course.

What's the price

got to do with it?

It's not the price,

it's the numerals,

2, 6, number 26,

Fishbone Alley.

Everything these last few

minutes has been directed

towards giving us

that address.

Oh, come, Holmes,

who on earth

- would go to all that troub...

- Shh.

The Duchess' photograph,

Duchess Brookdale's house,

Barkley Square.

About 8:
00 o'clock

last night...

I've got it,

00 o'clock.

But you said you weren't

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Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle (22 May 1859 – 7 July 1930) was a British writer best known for his detective fiction featuring the character Sherlock Holmes. Originally a physician, in 1887 he published A Study in Scarlet, the first of four novels about Holmes and Dr. Watson. In addition, Doyle wrote over fifty short stories featuring the famous detective. The Sherlock Holmes stories are generally considered milestones in the field of crime fiction. Doyle was a prolific writer; his non-Sherlockian works include fantasy and science fiction stories about Professor Challenger and humorous stories about the Napoleonic soldier Brigadier Gerard, as well as plays, romances, poetry, non-fiction and historical novels. One of Doyle's early short stories, "J. Habakuk Jephson's Statement", helped to popularise the mystery of the Mary Celeste. more…

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