Dressed to Kill (1946)

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Dressed to Kill
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Original Theatrical Poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg USA
Directed by Roy William Neill
Release Date 1946
Studio Universal Pictures
Main Cast
Character Actor
Sherlock Holmes Basil Rathbone
Dr. Watson Nigel Bruce
Mrs. Hilda Courtney Patricia Morison
Julian 'Stinky' Emery Edmund Breon
Colonel Cavanaugh Frederick Worlock
Inspector Hopkins Carl Harbord
Evelyn Clifford Patricia Cameron
Ebenezer Crabtree Holmes Herbert


Dressed to Kill (also released as Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Code) is an American 1946 detective movie, directed by Roy William Neill and starring Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes and Nigel Bruce as Dr. Watson. This is the last of fourteen Sherlock Holmes films starring Rathbone and Bruce. The story is original, with some plot elements of "The Adventure of the Six Napoleons". Three music boxes, made by a convict in Dartmoor prison, are sold at a local auction house. A gang, lead by the master of disguise Hilda Courtney, wants to get these music boxes as their tunes contain secret code to the location of stolen Bank of England printing plates.


The following weapons were used in the film Dressed to Kill:

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Colt 1877 Thunderer Shopkeeper Model

Hilda Courtney's accomplice Colonel Cavanaugh (Frederick Worlock) holds an antique (for 1940s) Colt 1877 Thunderer Shopkeeper Model. It is likely same prop, seen in two earlier movies of the series: Sherlock Holmes Faces Death and The Spider Woman.

Note: see additional promotional images on talk page.

Colt Lightning Shopkeeper - .38 Colt. Colt Thunderer Shopkeeper looks generally the same, except for slightly larger size and chambering in .41 caliber.
Col. Cavanaugh holds Sherlock Holmes at gunpoint.
He aims his revolver at Holmes while in the car.
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More view of Col. Cavanaugh's revolver.
The cylinder of the revolver is empty.

Smith & Wesson .32 Hand Ejector Third Model

Sherlock Holmes (Basil Rathbone) holds a Smith & Wesson .32 Hand Ejector Third Model revolver when he arrests Hilda Courtney (Patricia Morison), Col. Cavanaugh (Frederick Worlock) and driver Hamid (Harry Cording).

Smith & Wesson .32 Hand Ejector Third Model - .32 S&W Long
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Holmes aims his Smith & Wesson at the criminals.
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He fires at Hamid when the henchman throws a knife at Holmes.
Another view of Holmes' revolver.

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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