Sherlock Holmes Faces Death

Synopsis: During WWII several murders occur at a convalescent home where Dr. Watson has volunteered his services. He summons Holmes for help and the master detective proceeds to solve the crime from a long list of suspects including the owners of the home, the staff and the patients recovering there.
Director(s): Roy William Neill
Production: Universal Pictures
68 min

Hurry up lads.

Drink up.

Five minutes to

closing time.

Come on now.

Five minutes closing time.

Hello sweetheart.

Here's for the tune, hey,

Here you're rotten luck,

that's what you are.

Let's have a look at it.

Ah, what can I

get you, lad?

Mother's ruin.

Make mine the same.

It'll cost you two bob for

the broken glass matey?

What's the idea anyway

letting a beast like that

fly around loose

in a public house?

You didn't ought to let

him smell the blood.

He's very fond of

blood, Charlie is.


Comes by his taste

natural if you ask me.

Nobody's asking you, Miss.

Where's he from?

Musgrave Manor.

What is this Musgrave

Manor, a blinking prison?

That ain't the worst

it's been called

not that I want to go

about spreading stories

but we knows

what we knows,

don't we Charlie?


Where is this

Musgrave Manor?

Down the road apiece.

You'll see it when you

past the old iron gates

only don't loiter.

You won't be welcome

not by the Musgraves

been sitting there.

Lords of the manor

ever since time was.

If those old

walls could speak

they'd tell you things

that raise the

hair on your head.

There's folks hereabouts

swear they seen

corpse lights

round the old greenhouse

and heard 'em wailing

like lost souls

in the lime rock,

yeah, I want

no part of it.

Nor the Musgraves


hard men,

like them as

was before them,

cruel men.

God pity 'em for

the day is coming

when they'll need pity.

I don't think you're

being quite fair, Geoffrey

I assure you

I have no wish

to be fair.


An excellent specimen

of the coprass Carolina.

You are a sweet old

soul aren't you?

I have no wish to

be a sweet old soul,

no wish to be anything

but what I am

a disagreeable person

who does not intend

to let his sister

run off with

the first cockshaw Yankee

who makes her posies jump.

And I suppose Philip feels

the same way about it?

Well, Philip has no

choice in the matter.

As my younger brother,

Phillip feels precisely

as I tell him to.

Eaves dropping

again, Brunton.

Oh, no, Mr. Phillip.

I assure you

But I didn't wish

to disturb 'em.

What did you

hear, Brunton?

Your brother

and Miss Sally

were going at it

hammer and tongues

about Captain

Vickery I mean.


Mr. Geoffrey and

Captain Vickery

had an horrible row this

afternoon over Miss Sally.

I thought they were

coming to blows.

Indeed I did.


That will do now Brunton.

If I catch you

snooping again

I shall ask my brother

to give you notice.

Yes sir.

Thank you, sir.

Your not above a bit

of snooping yourself

are you Phillip.

Not in the least old boy.


Oh there you are.

I've been ringing for you.

Sorry, Dr. Watson.

I was in the

upper regions.

The library's in

a filthy mess.

The wind came swishing

down the chimney

and scattered the

ashes everywhere.

Very well.

I'll tidy it up

at once, doctor.

Room full of smoke,

papers all over the floor.

Foul night Brunton.

It's customary.

Just the sort of

night I'd fancy

fit for the ghost

of Lady Torinda.

Oh no, Dr. Watson.

Lady Torinda only

walks in the west wing.

No one ever met a ghost

in this part of the house.

Oh really?

Isn't there some story...

Oh there was a

housemaid claimed

that she saw Sir

Gervis Musgrave

with his head on backwards

in this very room.

Oh, gracious me.

Well she was just a

flighty girl, sir.

It sounds like

it, very flighty.


Head on backwards, what

a bunch of rubbish.

I say, Brunton,

does the wind always

carry on like this here?

Frequently sir.

It's a great pity.

It makes the

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Bertram Millhauser (March 25, 1892 – December 1, 1958) was an American screenwriter. He wrote for 61 films produced between 1911 and 1960. He was born in New York City, New York and died in Hollywood, California from a heart attack. more…

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