Dressed to Kill (Sherlock Holmes)

A convicted thief hides the location of the stolen Bank of England printing plates inside three music boxes (each one plays a subtly different version of “The Swagman”). The boxes are sold at a local auction house. However, a criminal gang, the brains behind which belong to a darkly beautiful, ruthless woman, who is also a “consummate actress” as Sherlock Holmes learns, when she talks down to both Holmes and Watson, whom she pretends not to recognize, and leaves with a music box right under their noses.

Sherlock Holmes and the Secret WeaponThe Woman in Green, Terror by Night and Dressed to Kill—are in the public domain.

Dressed To Kill Public Domain
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  • Actors: Basil Rathbone
  • Actors: Nigel Bruce
  • Director: Roy William Neill
  • Date: 1946
  • Additional Actors: Patricia Morison