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Der Mann, der Sherlock Holmes war

The Man who was Sherlock Holmes
Zwei lustige Abenteurer / Two Merry Adventurers

Germany 1937
produced by
Alfred Greven for UFA
directed by Karl Hartl
starring Hans Albers, Heinz Rühmann, Marieluise Claudius, Hansi Knoteck, Hilde Weissner, Günther Ballier, Paul Bildt, Erich Dunskus, Angelo Ferrari, Lothar Geist, Aribert Grimmer, Harry Hardt, Clemens Hasse, Edwin Jürgensen, Hans Junkermann, Ernst Legal, Paul Schwed, F.W. Schröder-Schrom, Siegfried Schürenberg, Willi Schur, Théo Tony, Ernst Waldow, Erich Walter, Heinz Wemper, Walter Werner
written by Robert A. Stemmle, Karl Hartl, somehow based on characters created by Arthur Conan Doyle, music by Hans Sommer

Sherlock Holmes, Sherlock Holmes in Germany, Arthur Conan Doyle

review by
Mike Haberfelner

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Con-men Morris (Hans Albers) and Macky (Heinz Rühmann) stop a train to Paris to get on pretending to be Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson, and once they arrive in the city (which is currently hosting the World Fair), they have gotten their hands on the luggage of two bankrobbers that is filled with loot, and have their accomplices on their trail. But they also soon end up with an assignment to find four priceless stamps that have been swapped for fakes, and ultimately land in a mansion two nice girls (Marielouise Claudius, Hansi Knoteck), who think they have inherited a fortune from their uncle ... but simply haven't.

Morris and Macky soon find out that the deceased uncle was actually an expert money forger, and had his hands in the stamp swapping as well as the bank robberies they ended up with the loot from. It all ends in a big showdown with the baddies at the end of which everyone is arrested - including Morris and Macky for impersonating Holmes and Watson. In the trial that ensues, Morris details their noble motives for impersonating Holmes and Watson though, before the real Arthur Conan Doyle (Paul Bildt) pops up and gives the boys his blessing.


A crime comedy that mainly suffers from a muddled screenplay that seems to be all over the place without ever leading anywhere until the showdown is pulled out of the hat, that relies too much on coincidence, and that lacks tension and suspense a story like this would have needed. And the whole thing ends a bit too happily, too, when after Morris's vindication, Arthur Conan Doyle gives his blessing.

Well, if you're into German crime comedies from the 1930's, this one is at least worth a look, as it's light-footed enough to entertain despite all of its shortcomings, but overall it's just not a very good film.


review © by Mike Haberfelner


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