Sherlock Holmes is drawn into the case of Jack the Ripper who is killing prostitutes in London's East End. Assisted by Dr. Watson, and using information provided by a renowned psychic, Robert Lees, Holmes finds that the murders may have its roots in a Royal indiscretion and that a cover-up is being managed by politicians at the highest level, all of whom happen to be Masons.

  1. Arthur Conan Doyle


  2. Bob Clark


  3. Elwyn Jones


  4. John Lloyd


  5. John Hopkins


Top Billed Cast

  1. Christopher Plummer

    Christopher Plummer

    Sherlock Holmes

  2. James Mason

    James Mason

    Dr. John H. Watson

  3. David Hemmings

    David Hemmings

    Inspector Foxborough

  4. John Gielgud

    John Gielgud

    Prime Minister Lord Salisbury

  5. Donald Sutherland

    Donald Sutherland

    Robert Lees

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Murder by Decree
Murder by Decree



Status Released

Release Information

  • February 9, 1979


Original Language English

Runtime 2h 4m

Budget -

Revenue -



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