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Sherlock Holmes in Washington

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Sherlock Holmes in Washington
Sherlock Holmes in Washington Poster.jpg
Original Theatrical Poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg USA
Directed by Roy William Neill
Release Date 1943
Language English
Studio Universal Pictures
Main Cast
Character Actor
Sherlock Holmes Basil Rathbone
Dr. Watson Nigel Bruce
Nancy Partridge Marjorie Lord
William Easter Henry Daniell
Heinrich Hinkel alias Richard Stanley George Zucco
Lt. Pete Merriam John Archer
Mr. Lang Gavin Muir
Detective Lt. Grogan Edmund MacDonald

Sherlock Holmes in Washington is an American 1943 detective movie, directed by Roy William Neill and starring Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes and Nigel Bruce as Dr. Watson. This is the fifth installment to the series of fourteen Sherlock Holmes films starring Rathbone and Bruce. Like most of the films in the series, this one is set during WW2. A British courier delivers a vital secret document to USA but he is murdered and the document disappeared. The British government turns to Holmes for help, and the famous detective together with Dr. Watson hurries to Washington where he confronts the spy ring.

The following weapons were used in the film Sherlock Holmes in Washington:

Webley Bulldog

Dr. Watson (Nigel Bruce) uses a Webley Bulldog revolver during the shootout in Stanley's antique store.

Webley British Bulldog - .45 caliber - 1870s
Watson holds his Bulldog.
Watson fires at Stanley's henchman Howe (Don Terry).
Another view of Waston's revolver.

Colt Police Positive

Colt Police Positive revolvers are used by the head of the spy ring Heinrich Hinkel, posing under the name Richard Stanley (George Zucco), his second-in-command William Easter (Henry Daniell), and Washington PD Detective Lt. Grogan (Edmund MacDonald). In one scene Sherlock Holmes (Basil Rathbone) gets Stanley's revolver.

Colt Police Positive with 4" Barrel - .38 Special
Stanley tries to get the revolver from drawer but Holmes hits his hand and gets the gun.
Holmes aims the revolver at the spymaster.
Holmes holds Stanley at gunpoint.
A view of the revolver from the muzzle.
Stanley gets back his revolver (at the right) when William Easter disarms Holmes. Another Colt is seen in hand of Easter.
Stanley holds a Colt.
Lt. Grogan with a Colt.
Easter fires at Lt. Grogan.
Another view of Grogan's revolver.
The grip of Grogan's revolver is seen in his pocket. Watson holds a Bulldog at the foreground.
Stanley holds his Colt in the climactic scene in the office of Senator Henry Babcock.
He aims at Holmes, demanding the microfilm.

Colt Detective Special

A Colt Detective Special revolver is used by Stanley's henchman Howe (Don Terry). Cady (Bradley Page), another henchman, holds a compact revolver that isn's seen clear but appears to be a Colt and very possibly also a Detective Special.

Colt Detective Special 1st Gen with Square Butt - .38 Special
Cady holds a revolver (background center).
Howe holds the revolver.
Cady's revolver is seen at the right.
Howe fires.
The muzzle is seen.
Howe is shot by Watson.

Webley .455 Mk VI / Webley .38 Mk IV / Enfield No.2

A British officer on airfield carries a canvas holster for Webley .455 Mk VI, Webley .38 Mk IV and Enfield No.2 revolvers. The holster is not empty, but the exact model of the revolver cannot be identified.


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