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 Weapon, The Woman in Green, Terror by Night and Dressed to Kill—are in the public domain.
Usage: Public Domain
- Actors: Basil Rathbone
- Actors: Nigel Bruce
- Director: Roy William Neill
- Date: 1946
- Additional Actors: Patricia Morison