The master sleuth hunts his archenemy, Professor Moriarty, who is planning the crime of the century.
|巴兹尔·拉思伯恩 (Basil Rathbone)||饰||Sherlock Holmes|
|奈杰尔·布鲁斯 (Nigel Bruce)||饰||Dr. Watson|
|艾达·卢皮诺 (Ida Lupino)||饰||Ann Brandon|
|艾伦·马歇尔 (Alan Marshal)||饰||Jerrold Hunter|
|特里·基尔伯恩 (Terry Kilburn)||饰||Billy|
The second, and last, of the Twentieth Century-Fox Rathbone/Bruce Sherlock Holmes movies opens with the 20th Century Fox logo and theme, followed by title and credits shown over a pipe-smoking Basil Rathbone in silhouette. A hand opens a book, signed by Sherlock Holmes, and dated 9 May, 1894. It briefly explains that Professor Moriarty is a most dangerous criminal. The criminal case of Professor Moriarty (George Zucco) is completed, and due to a lack of evidence, he is found not guilty. The Justice of the Court (Holmes Herbert) is appalled and says, "It is undoubtedly a gross miscarriage of ju…
- 声音混合： Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)
- 纵横比：1.37 : 1
|发行公司||VL-Musiikki (4-disc Sherlock Holmes the Classic Collection Box 1) (2013) (DVD) (Finland)|
|福克斯电影公司 (1940) (Theatrical) (Finland)|
|MPI Home Video (2004) (DVD) (United States)|
|MPI Home Video (2004) (VHS) (United States)|
|MPI Home Video (2006) (DVD) (United States)|
|Twentieth Century Fox Film Company (1939) (Theatrical) (United Kingdom)|
|Koch Media (2019) (Blu-ray) (Germany)|
- Based on an 1899 stage play by 威廉·吉列特 which--famously--was the stage debut of 查理·卓别林, playing the character of Billy. 特里·基尔伯恩 plays the character in the film.
- 莱昂内尔·阿特威尔 was originally cast as Prof. Moriarty, but was replaced before shooting by George Zucco. However, Atwill would go on to play Moriarty in 秘密武器 (1942) also starring 巴兹尔·拉思伯恩 and 奈杰尔·布鲁斯 as Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, respectively.
- The film was released on September 1, 1939, the same day as the German invasion of Poland.