Murder by Decree (1979)

Murder by Decree (1979)

Released: 1979
Genre: Genre, Mystery, Thriller
Director: Bob Clark
Starring: David Hemmings, James Mason, Christopher Plummer, ,
Run time: 124 min
IMDb: 6.9/10
Country: UK
Views: 60637


Sherlock Holmes investigates London’s most infamous case, Jack the Ripper. As he investigates, he finds that the Ripper has friends in high places.
Written by
John Vogel <[email protected]>
User Reviews: "Murder by Decree" could have been one of THE great Sherlock Holmes films but suffers from problematic scenes that need to be edited or cut altogether. Outstanding art direction and recreation of London in 1888 help to salvage it. It also features winning interpretations of Holmes and Watson by Christopher Plummer and James Mason (my favorite Dr. Watson), and fine performances by a strong supprting cast. It also features one of the scariest moments I’ve ever seen in a film, when the black eyes of the killer appears in a tight close-up. Scary! Overall: sluggish at time, but entertaining.

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