King Edward ask Sherlock Holmes to perform one more task before his retirement: to safeguard the Star of Africa on a trip to Cape Town. Soon the fabled jewel is stolen and several people end up being murdered
What makes this movie even more interesting is Christopher Lee, whose acting chops are some of the best ever. He ranks up with Boris Karloff, Peter Lorre, Lon Chanee, and Bela Lugosi in his portrayals of villains, but at the same time is a truly talented actor.
Gone now. He will be missed for many, many reasons.