This was the 12th and final Holmes film starring Rathbone and, not surprisingly, also one of the weakest, hampered by a mundane script and spotty production values. Three music boxes made by an inmate at the British prison Dartmoor are desperately sought by a bevy of villains because they
contain stolen Bank of England printing plates. The chief villain is Hilda Courtney (Morison), a female miscreant not unlike Gale Sondergaard's character in THE WOMAN IN GREEN. With the economy of Britain hanging in the balance, Holmes and Watson (Bruce) work diligently to find the boxes
containing the elusive plates before they fall into the wrong hands. The most amusing moment i...