Sherlock Holmes in Washington

Synopsis: In World War II, a British secret agent carrying a vitally important document is kidnapped en route to Washington. The British government calls on Sherlock Holmes to recover it.
Director(s): Roy William Neill
Production: Universal
71 min

Your name please?

William Easter.

Mr. William Easter?


Your passport please.

Do I have to go through

this rigmarole every time?

Regulations sir.

Beastly nuisance

I call it.

You'll receive your American

Visa in Lisabon.

Will there be time?


We've seemed

to cut our time

pretty close Sir Henry.

Have you a word Sir Henry?

Do you wish to

make any comments?

Sir Henry, what

is your destination

New York or Washington?

I'm sorry, I have

nothing to say.

Sir Henry Marchmont

official business.

Oh Sir Henry Marchmont.

Sir Henry.

Thank You.

Good luck Sir Henry.

Thanks, I may need it.

Shall I take

your case sir?

Definitely not.

I say, you think

the old boy carried

the fate of the empire

in that little black case.

Perhaps he does.

Heads up boys.

Roll it away.

Lively now.

Hey just a moment,

you are shy one passenger.

Hold on.

Wait a bit.

Wait I say.

I've got passage.


Your name sir?

Grayson's the

name, John Grayson,

senior clerk Farlow

Nash and Farlow,

solicitor of

Chancery Lane.

You've got it all there.

Everything quite regular.

Sorry to delay you,

missed the bus

had to take a taxi,

dreadful nuisance.


Hop aboard will you,

we're late now.


Thanks awfully.

Sorry to delay.

I'm awfully sorry.

It's quite all right.

I've no sense of

balance, none whatever.


clumsy of me.

No sense of balance.

That's what it is.

The effects of the

inner ear I fancy.

And when I read

that you were in route to

Washington, Sir Henry,

I just couldn't rest

until I found you.

Now dear, when can

you dine with us?

Very kind Mrs. Jellison

I'll put you first

on my unofficial list.

Oh I have a much

better idea.

You must let me put you

up during your stay.

Thanks very much but...

Washington is so crowded.

I'll put you in

the blue room.

Come in.

Thank you sir.

But if Sir Henry

isn't the one who is?

I don't know.

But Sir Henry received

a cable from London

tipping him off.

It's up to us to find

the real British agent

before this train

reaches Washington.


Whoever's got the document

will be protected there.

If Sir Henry isn't

carrying it...

I've got it.

Besides Sir Henry

and myself

only one man's come all

the way from London.

A chap called Grayson,

John Grayson.

Well then

Grayson's are man.

Grayson's carrying

the document

while Sir Henry's

being used as a decoy.

It's so old it's new.

When Grayson leaves

the club car

and goes to get

his luggage

that's our cue.

We know what to do.


That's Grayson

standing at the bar,

the little fellow.

Excuse me sir.

Don't give it

thought brother.

I'm in politics, I'm

used to hard knocks.

I'm Henry Babcock,

Senator Babcock.

How do you do?

John Grayson.

Sit down Grayson.

Have a glass

of grape juice

from my home state.

Used to know a

man named Grayson,

mighty fine man.

He was murdered.

Two grapes George.

This book has got

me all confused.

I do wish you'd

set me straight

on the

international situation.

Rather large

order I'm afraid.

Oh you're so

right, Sir Henry.

One must take the broader

view I always say.

Another grape

juice Grayson,

you can't have too many

vitamins I always say.

Thank you Senator

but if you don't mind

I'll have a

whiskey and soda.

Why sure.

George bring them

over will you?

Let's get a chair.

I was built for comfort.

Solid little beggars.

Kept some myself

for the lad

till mother got a cat.


Don't say C-A-T.

Oh sorry.

Permit me.

Oh thank you, you're

very kind I'm sure.

Beg your pardon sir.

Here we are.

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Bertram Millhauser

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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