05 Aug

The Baz

We began the week with THE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES,  Rathbone’s second outing as Holmes, and considered by many (moi included) to be his best, and maybe even one of the best Holmes movies ever made.  We are going to end it tomorrow with DRESSED TO KILL, his last Holmes outing.

Only seven years separate them, but the artistic and personal gulf for the Baz is massive.  

If you doubt that just look. I mean just run these two films  one after the other. You’ll see what I mean? 

It’s not fair or accurate to say it’s just  the quality of the script and production that have declined (DRESSED TO KILL is actually not that badly written at all).  No, Rathbone himself has changed, and not for the better. THE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES, (like HOUND, possibly even more so) has a Holmes you could easily believe…

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Posted by on August 5, 2012 in Uncategorized


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  1. Resa Haile

    August 6, 2012 at 2:22 am

    These two films include two of the best female characters in the Rathbone films, one good and one bad but both memorable, played by the great Ida Lupino and a very dressed-to-kill Patricia Morison.



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