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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