Sherlock Holmes: Murder By Decree

Sherlock Holmes: Murder By Decree

By Bob Clark

  • Genre: Thriller
  • Release Date: 1979-02-09
  • Advisory Rating: PG
  • Runtime: 2h 3min
  • Director: Bob Clark
  • Production Company: Canadian Film Development Corporation (CFDC)
  • Production Country: Canada, United Kingdom
  • iTunes Price: USD 5.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 3.99
From 120 Ratings


Sherlock Holmes hunts his deadliest adversary – the Madman known as Jack the Ripper! When Scotland Yard is unable to stop the gruesome rampage of Jack The Ripper, a citizens committee asks Sherlock Holmes (Christopher Plummer) and his trusted associate Dr. Watson (James Mason) to investigate. Now the brilliant pair must follow a terrifying trail of clues that includes a frightened psychic (Donald Sutherland), a suspicious inspector (David Hemmings), an institutionalized woman (Geneviève Bujold) and the Prime Minister of England (Sir John Gielgud). But even if Holmes and Watson’s remarkable powers of deduction can unmask the maniacal fiend, are they prepared to face the most shocking secret of all?




  • Loved it!

    By DaveNowOnTime
    Best of the older Holmes movies. Totally different from Rathbone, and Downy Jr. Which are both great. When you put it next to the private life of Sherlock Holmes and the other stuff that came out of the 70s and 80s.
  • Sherlock Holmes

    By Wally c d
    Worst movie I have seen in a long time count not even finish it
  • Holmes Extraordinaire!

    By Robot B-9
    My personal favorite Sherlock Holmes film, and I've seen 'em all. Director Bob Clark, who gave us one of the best Yuletide films,the hilarious CHRISTMAS STORY, also gave us, IMHO, the best Holmes movie to date.
  • It 's Watson's movie

    By cantthinko1
    This isn't a bad movie, even if Holmes is weak. James Mason's interpretation of Dr. Watson elevates (if not steals) every scene he is in.
  • nice acting, but not sherlock holmes

    By hitalia
    i love a good christopher plummer flick, but this was not a sherlock holmes. the emotion displayed is the antithesis of holmes' typical detached manner. no wonder plummer did not make any more of these. stick with basil rathbone and nigel bruce. it's no fun when the good guys lose.
  • Good yes very good story...,

    By Boobetter
    This movie is well worth the rental fee...most belevable !!!
  • Wow

    By Mexican reviewer
    The picture is great. In the top 10's to me. It is classic. You will have to be Sherlock holmes to know what's gonna happen next.