Sherlock Holmes tries to recover a top-secret microfilm document hidden in a matchbook by a British secret service agent. When the agent is reported missing, Holmes and Dr. Watson must find the microfilm before it falls into Nazi hands.
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Sherlock Holmes is totally misplaced in his fifth outing when he gets the job as a spy in Washington hunting after war secrets and criminals, but he seem more interested in sightseeing the city and reciting Winston Churchill to American ambassadors. Surprisingly, Nigel Bruce's Dr. Watson seem better for this move as he shoots the villains and save the day for a change instead of just being a fool.
Almost always improbable, which is crippling to a story about the World's Greatest Detective. There is one saving grace, and it's a scene where the MacGuffin under chase is dismissively passed around at a party, with the Elite being none the wiser.