Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon

Synopsis: Working for the British government, Sherlock Holmes manages to spirit Dr. Franz Tobel out of Switzerland and into England before the GESTAPO are able to get to him. Tobel has devised an immensely accurate bomb site and while he is willing to make it available to the Allies, he insists on manufacturing it himself. Soon however, he vanishes and it is left to Homes, assisted by the bumbling Dr. Watson, to decipher a coded message he left behind. Holmes soon realizes that he is up against his old nemesis, Professor Moriarty.
Director(s): Roy William Neill
Production: Universal Pictures
68 min

Shh, he's here.

You gentlemen look like

educated men

of good taste.

I have here some rare

old first editions.

He's not bothering us.

I'm interested

in his books.


Now here are the

complete works

of William Shakespeare,

an old German writer.

I like that.

We move tonight.

Orders from Berlin.

Dr. Tobel is to be

across the border

before dawn.

But we'd had orders not

to break into his house

and he hides there.

Hasn't been

outside in weeks.

The Fuhrer wants no trouble

with Switzerland at this moment.

We must be very careful.

If we can't break in,

he won't come out?

When the Fuhrer needs

something as badly

as he needs the

Tobel bomb sight

there is always a way.

Dr. Tobel is interested

in my scientific volumes.

He's see my forged papers

and he believes I

come from Yudthem.

No gentlemen.

The price is much too low.

I could not possibly

sell such a rare book

for such a price.

I will induced Dr. Tobel

to come and

visit to my shop.

It's the fastest way.

You're interested

in this book,

a rare old set of

Bismarck papers.

One last warning.

I've just had

word from Berlin.

The English spy hunter

will try to

take Dr. Tobel

from under our very eyes.

They are sending a

stupid bumbling

amateur detective.

His name is

Holmes, or Homes

or some such


He'll never escape

from Switzerland alive.

Now quick.

Get me thrown

out of here

and watch for my signal

from Dr. Tobel's window.

But gentlemen

you promised

to buy one of books.

I told you no.

Ah, stop bothering us.

They are not so

great prices.

French, English, how

I hate those languages.

Calm yourself

my dear brother.

In a short time there

will be only one language.

Good evening, Dr. Tobel.

I have here some

very interesting

scientific books.

I thought you might

like to see them.

Please come in.

He's entering the house.

Quickly, get the car and

have the motor running.

I will follow.

We'll have the Tobel

bomb sight to the Fuhrer

while this Holmes is

still having his tea.

What are you doing?

I am sorry but for months

every move I have

made has been watched.

I am not a coward,

Mr. Holmes.

They won't watch

you anymore.

Tonight they

intend to take you

forcibly across

the German border.

Then why do we wait

here doing nothing

like rats in a trap.

Calm yourself my

dear Dr. Tobel.

We should not only

escape their trap

but we should also take

the cheese away with us.

But, but how?

The four sections

of your bomb sight

fit inside these

ponderous tombs,

although I must confess

that I shy to the

thought of disembowelling

a complete set of

Charles Dickens.

Ah, but you cannot hide

me in a hollow book.

My dear fellow.

I'm sorry that

my good friend

Dr. Watson isn't here

to explain to you

that are my preparations

are never slipshot.

Stephan, Eric.

Why do you call

my servants?

Your servants, yes,

but tonight they

assume new roles.

Let me present Dr. Tobel

and our old friend,

the bookseller.

Holmes, it is so simple.

Yes, the obvious

always appears simple.

Quick now.

We must leave.

Stephan, the knapsack.

Stephan, and Eric are

proving excellent decoys.

And the Gestapo

has been fooled?


The servants are leading

them into the next street.

But what will happen

to Stephan and Eric?

Nothing, don't worry.

I've taken care of that.

Away from here.

Come on quick.

Do you want to take

the Nazis own car?

One must adept oneself

to the tools at hand.

You think you've

made them believe

you're a harmless

old bookseller.

Yes, I've always felt

that a thorough

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Edward T. Lowe Jr.

Edward T. Lowe Jr., also known as E.T. Lowe Jr., E.C. Lowe, Edmund T. Lowe, Edward T. Lowe and Edward Lowe (29 June 1880 in Nashville, Tennessee, United States – 17 April 1973 in Los Angeles, California, United States) was an American film writer, producer and editor. He wrote once 120 films between years 1913-1947, produced 18 films and directed one: The Losing Game (1915). In 1913, Lowe worked as the revising editor of screenplays at Essanay Studios.He had two children, Elizabeth Alden Lowe and Edythe Helen Lowe. more…

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