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Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror

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Sherlock Holmes
and the Voice of Terror
Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror Poster.jpg
Original Theatrical Poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg USA
Directed by John Rawlins
Release Date 1942
Studio Universal Pictures
Main Cast
Character Actor
Sherlock Holmes Basil Rathbone
Dr. Watson Nigel Bruce
Kitty Evelyn Ankers
Heinrich Von Bock alias Sir Evan Barham Reginald Denny
R.F.Meade Thomas Gomez
Sir Anthony Lloyd Henry Daniell
Gen. Jerome Lawford Montagu Love
Admiral Sir John Fabian Prentiss Olaf Hytten
Capt. Roland Shore Leyland Hodgson

Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror is an American 1942 detective movie, directed by John Rawlins and starring Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes and Nigel Bruce as Dr. Watson. This is the third installment to the series of fourteen Sherlock Holmes films starring Rathbone and Bruce. Unlike two first movies, this one is set not in the original Victorian era but during WW2 and show Holmes confronting Nazi saboteurs, announcing their activities in Britian in advance by "The Voice of Terror" radio. The story includes elements of the Arthur Conan Doyle story "His Last Bow".

The following weapons were used in the film Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror:


Webley Bulldog

Dr. Watson (Nigel Bruce) carries a Webley Bulldog in several scenes.

Webley British Bulldog - .45 caliber - 1870s
Watson cleans his "old faithful" Bulldog.
Another view of the scene.
"It's a little rusty just as myself", says Watson to Mrs. Hudson (Mary Gordon).
Watson covertly draws his revolver during the visit in crime den in Limehouse.
Watson holds his Bulldog after the victory over Meade's henchmen.

Dr. Watson also holds a Bulldog-style revolver on a promotional image but it looks different from the one, seen in the movie.

Watson holds a Bulldog on a promotional image. The revolver looks different from the one, seen in the movie.

Gasser M1880 Montenegrin

A revolver that appears to be a Gasser M1880 Montenegrin is seen on the wall in Holmes' room.

Gasser Montenegrin M1880 - 11.25x36mmR Gasser
A Gasser Montenegrin revolver is seen on the wall.
And later it is turned the other way.

Various revolvers

Sir Evan Barham (Reginald Denny), a high rank person in British Intelligence (whoes true indetity is Heinrich Von Bock, a German agent who replaced real Barham in days of WW1), holds some compact revolver when he pretends to driving Meade away from a landing German plane. In previous moment in same scene he had a Ruby pistol.

Sir Evan runs and fires in air.
He walks back with his revolver in hand.

British officer Harrison (Arthur Stenning) holds a large frame Colt or Smith & Wesson revolver during the operation against German soldiers, secretly stationed in an abandoned church.

The officer holds his revolver.
The officer with his soldiers capture German unit.


Mauser Model 1914

Nazi agent R.F.Meade (Thomas Gomez) and one of his henchmen are armed with Mauser M1914 pocket pistols.

1914 Mauser Pocket Pistol - 7.65x17mmSR
Meade threatens Holmes, Watson and Sir Anthony Lloyd (Henry Daniell) with his pocket pistol.
Meade holds his pistol.
Meade and one of his henchmen hold Mauser pocket pistols during the confrontation with patriotically minded London criminals, rescuing captured Holmes and company. A Walther Model 4 (see below) is hold by one more henchman at the right.
Meade's pistol is seen during the brawl.
A captured pocket Mauser in hands of a criminal.

Walther Model 4

A pistol that appears to be a Walther Model 4 is used by another Meade's henchman.

Walther Model 4 - .32 ACP
Meade's henchman at the right hold a Walther pistol during the confrontation with London criminals.
A close though blurry view of the pistol.
The pistol is seen during the brawl.

Savage 1907

One more Meade's henchman is armed with a Savage 1907 pistol.

Savage 1907 - .32 ACP
A henchman at the right holds a Savage 1907.
The pistol is seen during the brawl.
A criminal in center holds a captured Savage.
In the scene in abandoned chirch Meade puts his Luger on the table... and it switches to a Savage 1907 due to a continuity error.
The pistol is partially seen below the coat.

Luger P08

Meade (Thomas Gomez) and several Nazi officers carry Luger P08 pistols in the scene in an abandoned chirch.

Luger P08 - 9x19mm
Meade (now in SS uniform) puts his Luger on the table. In next moment it switches to a Savage 1907 (see above).
SS officers carry Luger holsters when they are surprised by British troops.
Meade grabs the Luger from the table (where the Savage 1907 was seen in previous moment).
He fires at Kitty (Evelyn Ankers).


A pistol that appears to be some Ruby model is seen during the encounter between Meade's henchmen and London criminals. Sir Evan Barham (Reginald Denny) holds a compact hammerless pistol that is also supposed to be a Ruby in the night scene with a landing German plane. During the scene Barham's gun switches to an unidentified revolver (see above) and then back to pistol.

For comparison: Gabilondo Ruby - .32 ACP
A hammerless pistol that appears to be a Ruby is seen in hand of Meade's henchman during the brawl.
What appear to be the same pistol is seen in hands of a short criminal.
What seems to be same looking pistol is seen in hands of another criminal (possibly again a continuity error).
Sir Evan Barham holds a pistol. When he runs to the plane, his gun switches to a revolver.
When the plane flies away, and Meade disappears in darkness, sir Evan's gun switches back to pistol.
Sir Evan Barham holds his pistol in center. Watson's Bulldog is barely seen at the left.

Submachine Guns

Thompson M1921A/AC

Thompson M1921 submachine guns are used by several British soldiers during the operation against German soldiers, secretly stationed in an abandoned church. One of the Thompsons have Cutts compensator while others lack it.

Colt M1921A Thompson with 50-round drum magazine - .45 ACP
Colt M1921AC Thompson with 50-round drum magazine - .45 ACP
A soldier with Thompson is seen at the background.
A soldier in center holds a Thompson M1921A with drum magazine.
Two Thompsons with drum magazines are seen at the left.
A soldier fires at escaping Meade. His Thompson is fitted with Cutts compensator and is supposed to be an M1921AC.


Lee-Enfield No.1 Mk.III

Most British soldiers are armed with Lee-Enfield No.1 Mk.III rifles.

Lee-Enfield No. 1 Mk. III* - .303 British
Soldiers hold No.1 Mk.III rifles when preparing for the operation.
Soldiers with Lee-Enfield rifles capture German unit.

Machine Guns

Unidentified machine guns

Some armoured vehicles are seen loaded on landing crafts of LCA or LCM types. These are small vehicles, without roof, and armed with two machine guns or a small caliber cannon and a machine gun.


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