I realise now that these aren't for everyone as I know they can be very book inaccurate having read most of the stories. Please don't turn this thread into Rathbone-Brett debate though; if you don't like Rathbone's films then you don't have to comment. Rathbone was the first Holmes I saw (in one of the two films he did which were set in the correct era). He also remains my favourite and Bruce is my favourite Watson because I find the films more interesting to watch with him as he has more character than the quiet observer of the books. To this day the film "The Scarlet Claw" (widely regarded as the best of the series although this is open to debate) remains not just my favourite film of the series but my favourite film altogether. I liked it so much that I wrote about it for my English coursework as there is a surprising amount to say about what the directors thought of considering that it was made in three weeks. For me it had what makes a good film: good plot, good acting with credible characters (even Watson IMO), and plenty of suspense. I know, overpraised for a B-movie but then I like it and I like a lot of things which no one else likes . So what are other people's opinions on different Rathbone films (not comparing them to other Holmes actors but subjectively as films in their own right).