Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon (1942)

Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon (1942) 80min | Adventure, Crime, Drama | 1942 (UK) Summary: Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson must protect a Swiss inventor of an advanced bomb sight from falling into German hands.
Countries: USALanguages: English, French, Indonesian

There used to be old movies on regular TV like this all the time when I was a kid. You know, back when the channels stopped broadcasting at midnight, and there was the angelus at midday and six pm to remind us to say our prayers, and there were only 2 channels to choose from. No? Just me? Well, hell. Anyway, they sure would have been much more entertaining back then with the occasional RiffTrax commentary, and this one was too.

It is World War, um, yes, and Sherlock Holmes helps a brilliant scientist escape occupied Europe to come to Britain and help with the war effort. Unfortunately he is soon kidnapped by a certain nemesis of Sherlock, and Sherlock must race against time to unravel clues. Not only is he searching for the scientist himself, but also for the component parts of the invention.

Watching along at home there was a great wondrous realisation from The Husband about two thirds of the way in, when it dawned on him that the phrases ‘bomb sight’ and ‘bomb site’ are both used in different contexts. Bless.

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