A Study in Terror

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A Study in Terror is a 1965 British thriller film in which Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson join the hunt for the notorious serial killer, Jack The Ripper.

Directed by James Hill. Written by Derek Ford and Donald Ford, with characters based on the works of Arthur Conan Doyle.
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Sherlock Holmes[edit]

  • Come, Mister Beck, your face reacts faster than your brain. You remember very well...

Mycroft Holmes[edit]

  • For Heaven's sake, stop sawing away on that infernal instrument! It was a sad day when Mother gave it to you, a sad day for her, a sad day for you, a sad day for us all... What I cannot understand is why, since you've had that violin with you so long, you never learned to play!


  • Max Steiner: Nobody steals in my pub, except me!


Sherlock Holmes: My dear Mycroft, this is a surprise! Watson, some sherry... Is this a social call?
Mycroft Holmes: Yes, yes, oh yes, purely social. [pause] How are you?
Sherlock Holmes: Very well. [pause] Well, now that the social call is over, hadn't we better get down to business?

Annie Chapman: Chunky?
Chunky: Yes, Annie?
Annie Chapman: You can have it for nothing if you want to, I'm feeling real lonely tonight, Chunky.
Chunky: Oh, no thanks, love, I'm too busy, honest.
Annie Chapman: Oh.

Duke of Shires: Where did you get this case?
Sherlock Holmes: I believe it to have come from a White Chapel pawn shop, sir.
Duke of Shires: A Pawn shop. No more than I predicted for him...
Sherlock Holmes: For whom, sir?
Duke of Shires: My eldest son, Michael.
Sherlock Holmes: Do you know of his present address?
Duke of Shires: He is dead.
Sherlock Holmes: Oh, of what accident or sickness, your grace?
Duke of Shires: Disobedience. From the day he left this house against my wishes, he has been dead, sir.
Sherlock Holmes: You mean disowned, your grace.

Dr. Watson: Someone should have sent for us before this, Holmes.
Sherlock Holmes: Someone has. The woman who sent me that instrument case.
Dr. Watson: Oh, but then why doesn't she come out into the open?
Sherlock Holmes: Being a woman, she uses a women's art. She intrigues us to White Chapel.

Lord Carfax, Richard Osborne: What's all this about, Holmes, how did you get here?
Sherlock Holmes: I followed this young lady.
Sally: I saw no one.
Sherlock Holmes: That is exactly what you'd expect to see when I follow someone.

Dr. Watson: But how on Earth did you get out of it, Holmes?
Sherlock Holmes: You know my methods, Watson, I am well known to be indestructable.

Sherlock Holmes: Would you stand up?
Dr. Watson: Whatever for?
Sherlock Holmes: It is an old maxim of mine that when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth, and therefore, you are sitting on my pipe.

Dr. Watson: Holmes, there was an identical murder of a woman in Whitechapel just three days ago.
Sherlock Holmes: Aha, a second murder!
Dr. Watson: Mm.-hmmm
Sherlock Holmes: Now, that is interesting.
Dr. Watson: Why?
Sherlock Holmes: Because it is the second murder.

Dr. Murray: That is mere conjecture, Holmes.
Sherlock Holmes: All circumstantial evidence is conjecture, Murray, but it is often right.
Inspector Lestrade: Mr. Holmes is usually right.


  • Sherlock Holmes meets Jack the Ripper! Here comes the original caped crusader!


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