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My Favorite Brunette

Director: Elliott Nugent
Country/ Year: USA 1947



„All my life I wanted to be a hardboiled detective…”, moons Bob Hope’s baby photographer on death row. Untill the end there is still enough time for a flashback tale with lots of nice cameos.

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Terror by Night

Director: Roy William Neill
Country/ Year: USA 1946



Inexpertly timed comic relief and a limpidly plotted enigma are unmissable clues that the next-to-last of the classic “Sherlock Holmes”-features is as drained as finally the whole movie series.

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Bulldog Drummond

Director: F. Richard Jones
Country/ Year: USA 1929



H. C. McNile’s series makes its smooth transition from pulp to pictures in this much praised early talkie. Still, it was the last film for Jones, who died shortly after, as it was the first of Joan Bennet.

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The Woman in Green

Director: Roy William Neill
Country/ Year: USA 1945



Though it borrows from to classic “Sherlock Holmes”-stories as well as Jack-the-Ripper-lore, the minatory murder tale retains some suspenseful originality as well as the classic cast of the series.

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Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon

Director: Roy William Neill
Country/ Year: USA 1943



Arthur Conan Doyle would have marveled at his detective donning a nazi uniform; of course, only as ploy to protect the titular McGuffin. Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce and Lionell Atwill shine out.

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Dick Tracy’s Dilemma

Director: John Rawlins
Country/ Year: USA 1947



“I wish I was a super criminal.”, sighs Tess Trueheart about hardly seeing her Dick of a boyfriend. Considering what the third installment shows of the undaunted detective, she isn’t missing much.

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Dick Tracy

Director: William A. Berke
Country/ Year: USA 1945



Actor Morgan Conway and the scenery are both too smooth to fit the edgy title character of Chester Gould’s hard-boiled stories. Still, the first of four picturizations holds on with harsh humorousness.

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The Mystery of the Leaping Fish

Director: John Emerson
Country/ Year: USA 1916



With a name like “Coke Ennyday” no peculiar detective in the world (literature) could resist the occasional fix. Not even if he’s played by Douglas Fairbanks snooping for silent siren Bessie Love.

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