This was my favorite Sherlock Holmes movie when I was a kid. Every time it was on TV I would watch it. I really liked the final resolution in front of the stuffy old lords of England.
People do not get Mitchum AT ALL. This is a terrific performance. He plays a deeply depressed suicidal man, and reviewers wonder why he shows no emotion. He is low key because of the character's mental state, not because Mitchum is not giving it his all. The character is a man who has given up and Mitchum conveys that beautifully. You really believe him when he says, "Lady, I don't feel ANYWAY. " To all the bad reviewers: give it a second chance and watch Mitchum do his thing.