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Two out-of-work private detectives disguise themselves as Holmes and Watson to gain attention and end up chasing counterfeiters and stolen stamps.

  1. Karl Hartl

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Arthur Conan Doyle


  3. Robert A. Stemmle


Top Billed Cast

  1. Hans Albers

    Hans Albers

    Sherlock Holmes / Morris Flint

  2. Heinz Rühmann

    Heinz Rühmann

    Dr. John H. Watson / Macky McPherson

  3. Marieluise Claudius

    Marieluise Claudius

    Mary Berry

  4. Hansi Knoteck

    Hansi Knoteck

    Jane Berry

  5. Günther Ballier

    1. Kriminalbeamter

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The Man Who Was Sherlock Holmes
The Man Who Was Sherlock Holmes



Original Title Der Mann, der Sherlock Holmes war

Status Released

Release Information

  • July 14, 1937


    Children 12 or older admitted, children between 6 and 11 only when accompanied by parent or a legal guardian.

Original Language German

Runtime 1h 56m

Budget -

Revenue -



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