A Study in Terror is a 1965 British thriller film directed by James Hill and starring John Neville as Sherlock Holmes and Donald Houston as Dr. Watson. It was filmed at Shepperton Studios, London, with some location work at Osterley House in Middlesex.
- Come, Mister Beck, your face reacts faster than your brain. You remember very well...
- You know my methods, Watson, I am well known to be indestructable.
- Aha, a second murder!
- Now, that is interesting.
- Because it is the second murder.
- All circumstantial evidence is conjecture, Murray, but it is often right.
- That is exactly what people may expect to see when I follow them.
- But how on Earth did you get out of it, Holmes?
- Whatever for?
- 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!
- Mr. Holmes is usually right.
- 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]
- Mycroft Holmes: How are you?
- Sherlock Holmes: Very well. [pause]
- Sherlock Holmes: 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. John Watson: Someone should have sent for us before this, Holmes.
- Sherlock Holmes: Someone has. The woman who sent me that instrument case.
- Dr. John 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.
- Sherlock Holmes: Would you stand up?
- Dr. John 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.