The gifted actor BASIL RATHBONE portrayed Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famous sleuth in fourteen features released between 1939 and 1946.
NIGEL BRUCE and MARY GORDON, as Dr. Watson and housekeeper Mrs. Hudson respectively, appeared with RATHBONE in all fourteen films.
The first two entries were produced by 20th Century Fox and set in the proper Victorian era, just like the Doyle novels.
After a three-year hiatus, the series moved to Universal Pictures and was set in then-contemporary 1940s settings.
Rathbone and Bruce also made numerous radio recordings as Holmes and Watson.
By 1946, Rathbone had tired of the role and, in spite of Bruce's urging, refused to continue, and the film series was concluded.
|THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES|
|THE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES|
|SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE VOICE OF TERROR|
|SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE SECRET WEAPON|
|SHERLOCK HOLMES IN WASHINGTON|
|THE SPIDER WOMAN|
|THE SCARLET CLAW|
|THE PEARL OF DEATH|
|THE HOUSE OF FEAR|
|THE WOMAN IN GREEN|
|PURSUIT TO ALGIERS|
|TERROR BY NIGHT|
|DRESSED TO KILL|