Premiere - 05/01/2004
"[With an] aura of supernatural menace and suspenseful chases..."
Description by OLDIES.com:
The master detective Sherlock Holmes (Basil Rathbone) and his faithful cohort Dr. Watson (Nigel Bruce) are back, preserved and digitally restored in 35mm to original condition by the UCLA Film and Television Archive. This newly restored version of the classic film includes the period war bond tag, studio logo and credits from its original theatrical release. Filled with ominous shadows and interesting camera angles, the visual beauty of the film in 35mm is stunning.
Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson journey to Canada to attend a meeting of the Royal Canadian Occult Society in Quebec. Before long, they find themselves investigating a series of gruesome murders that the locals attribute to the legendary phantom marsh monster of La Morte Rouge. But Holmes suspects a master of disguise is the real killer, who might be anyone in the village. He contrives a clever trap and courageously sets himself up to be the killer's next victim.
Super sleuth Sherlock Holmes (Basil Rathbone) and his bumbling assistant Dr. Watson (Nigel Bruce) are brought to the tiny village of La Morte Rouge, Canada, to investigate a series of ghastly slayings. The villagers believe the murders signal the reappearance of a legendary ghost whose glowing form can be seen floating through the fog-shrouded marshes. But Holmes suspects the culprit is really a villager in disguise, so he sets an ingenious trap to learn the true identity of the ghostly killer. Based on characters created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.