- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 6 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: October 28, 2003
- Originally Released: 1942
- Label: MPI Home Video
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Sight and Sound - 12/01/2003
"This is an audaciously composed picture, full of shaded faces and subtle back- and stencil-lighting."
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.
The Voice of Terror (1942) is loosely based on the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle story His Last Bow. It was the first film in the Sherlock Holmes series to bring the master detective and Dr. Watson into the terrifying modern world of Nazi sabotage and spies.
When taunting saboteurs warn of a Nazi invasion of the British Isles through their horrific radio menace the Voice of Terror, the British Intelligence's Inner Council calls in Sherlock Holmes to help in the crisis.
On the first night of their inquiry, Holmes and Watson find a dying man on their doorstep. His last word sends Homes to London's seedy Limehouse district, where he enlists the aid of Kitty, the sweetheart of the slain man, to help find the saboteurs.
With the Voice of Terror promising new destruction in the coming days, Holmes and Watson must hurry to solve a complicated puzzle of terrorism and espionage.
Based on the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle story HIS LAST BOW, this is the first of the Sherlock Holmes mysteries to transplant the master sleuth from Victorian crime scenes to the world of wartime espionage. Set in WWII London, Holmes (Basil Rathbone) is hired by the British Inner Council to find the German spy who has been passing information to a Nazi propaganda broadcaster known as the "Voice of Terror." The radio menace announces various acts of sabotage as they are happening and warns of a Nazi invasion of Britain, prompting Holmes and the trusty Dr. Watson (Nigel Bruce) to scour London's seedier quarters in search of the dastardly saboteurs.
World War II