Holmes is hired by Roland Carstairs to prevent the theft of the Star of Rhodesia, an enormous diamond owned by Carstairs' mother, Lady Margaret. Believing the diamond will be stolen on a train trip from London to Edinburgh, Holmes deftly switches diamonds with Lady Margaret while in her compartment. Soon after, Roland is murdered and the fake diamond is stolen.

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  1. Frank Gruber


  2. Arthur Conan Doyle


  3. Roy William Neill


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  1. Basil Rathbone

    Basil Rathbone

    Sherlock Holmes

  2. Nigel Bruce

    Nigel Bruce

    Dr. John H. Watson

  3. Alan Mowbray

    Alan Mowbray

    Major Duncan-Bleek

  4. Dennis Hoey

    Dennis Hoey

    Inspector Lestrade

  5. Renee Godfrey

    Renee Godfrey

    Vivian Vedder

  6. Frederick Worlock

    Frederick Worlock

    Prof. William Kilbane

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 0m

Budget -

Revenue -

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  • February 1, 1946



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