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Classic film title.

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Hello, I am seeking the title of a film made in the 1950s or earlier. The film contains a scene where large chess pieces (knights I think) are moved inside a big fireplace, and their moving reveals a hiding place or treasure. It may also be that the chess pieces prove to be made of lead. The film may have Sydney Green Street in it, but I cannot be sure of this. Do you know the title of this movie? Can someone tell me the title of this movie? I would be really great full.

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  1. Guest23292798

    I believe the film you are looking for is, "Sherlock Holmes Faces Death," from 1943. No Sydney Green street, but it is the only film 40s-50s I can think of with a life-size chess game which reveals a secret crypt. I hope this is it! Please follow up with me and let me know, if possible!
    Sherlock Holmes Faces Death is the sixth movie in the Basil Rathbone/Nigel Bruce series of Sherlock Holmes films. Made in 1943, it integrates parts of the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle story, The Adventure of the Musgrave Ritual.
    Dr. Watson is assisting as inhabitant medical practitioner at Musgrave Hall in Northumberland, a stately home which isfurthermore utilised as a clinic for several agents’ pain from shell shock. Watson recruits the assist of Holmes after his aide is attacked. Inspector Lestrade furthermore reaches after the first in a sequence of killings which appear to be joined up with a very vintage and evidently meaningless family ritual. Holmes investigates, and discovers that the ceremonial points to the hiding-place of a land allocate, which would make the proprietor fabulously wealthy. Holmes eventually battles the murdered in the crypt in the Manor, and whereas held at gunpoint, organizes to extract a confession and turn him over to the police.
     

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