Pursuit to Algiers

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Pursuit to Algiers
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Original Theatrical Poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg USA
Directed by Roy William Neill
Release Date 1945
Studio Universal Pictures
Main Cast
Character Actor
Sherlock Holmes Basil Rathbone
Dr. Watson Nigel Bruce
Sheila Woodbury Marjorie Riordan
Agatha Dunham Rosalind Ivan
Sanford Morton Lowry
Prince Nikolas/"Nikolas Watson" Leslie Vincent
Mirko Martin Kosleck
Gregor Rex Evans


Pursuit to Algiers is an American 1945 detective movie, directed by Roy William Neill and starring Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes and Nigel Bruce as Dr. Watson. This is the twelfth installment to the series of fourteen Sherlock Holmes films starring Rathbone and Bruce. The story isn't based on any Arthur Conan Doyle's work but takes some lines from "The Adventure of the Red Circle". A king of a fictional state of Rovinia is murdered, and his heir, Prince Nikolas, is currently in Britain. Holmes is asked to escort the Prince to his country. They sail on an ocean liner for Algiers, with the Prince disguised as Watson's nephew. During the voyage, a trio of villains make attempts to kidnap the Prince.


The following weapons were used in the film Pursuit to Algiers:

Contents


Revolvers

Colt Detective Special

Colt Detective Special revolvers are seen in hands of agents Gregor (Rex Evans) and Mirko (Martin Kosleck).

Colt Detective Special 1st Gen with Square Butt - .38 Special
Gregor, the head agent, holds a Colt Detective Special revolver.
Gregor holds Holmes at gunpoint.
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It can be seen that the cylinder of the revolver is empty.
Another view of Gregor's revolver.
Mirko aims a Colt Detective Special at "Nikolas Watson".
Sherlock Holmes (Basil Rathbone) holds a Colt Detective Special on a promotional image. He doesn't hold any weapon in the movie.

Pistols

Tomas de Urizar Venus

Agatha Dunham (Rosalind Ivan) carries an FN Model 1906 style pocket pistol in her purse. Close views allow to identify this gun as Venus model of Tomas de Urizar workshop in Eibar, Spain. The screen gun appears to be chambered in 7.65mm caliber.

Tomas de Urizar Venus, an Eibar version of FN Model 1906 - 7.65x17mm (.32 ACP)
The pistol falls from Agatha Dunham's purse when Watson accidentally drops it from the table. The logo and markings on the grip are seen.
Watson picks up the pistol.
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He returns the pistol to Agatha Dunham...
...who puts it back in her purse.

Rifles

Winchester Model 1892/Model 1894

Several lever-action rifles that appear to be Winchester carbines Model 1892 or Model 1894 are seen in a showcase of hunting accessories rent store "Stimson's by Appointment".

For comparison: Winchester 1892 Saddle Ring Carbine - .32WCF/.38-40/.44-40/.25-20.
For comparison: Winchester 1894 - .30-30
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Several lever-action rifles are seen at the left.

Shotguns

Double Barreled Shotgun

Mr. Stimson (Olaf Hytten), the head of abovementioned rent store, holds a Double Barreled Shotgun, ordred by Sherlock Holmes.

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Mr. Stimson shows the shotgun to Holmes and Watson.

See Also

Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce Sherlock Holmes Films (1939-1946)
The Hound of the Baskervilles (1939)  •  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1939)  •  Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror (1942)  •  Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon (1943)  •  Sherlock Holmes in Washington (1943)  •  Sherlock Holmes Faces Death (1943)  •  The Spider Woman (1944)  •  The Scarlet Claw (1944)  •  The Pearl of Death (1944)  •  The House of Fear (1945)  •  The Woman in Green (1945)  •  Pursuit to Algiers (1945)  •  Terror by Night (1946)  •  Dressed to Kill (1946)




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