What is your favorite Sherlock Holmes mystery? And why do you regard it as the cream of the Sherlock crop? This can include S.H. books or movies. Inasmuch as I'm a big fan of the 14 Basil/Nigel films (circa 1939-1946) ... my vote goes to one of these Classic black-and-white flicks: THE SCARLET CLAW. We are treated here to Basil Rathbone & Nigel Bruce in a very atmospheric murder mystery. I never tire of watching it. The remainder of my Top 5 would include ..... 2.) Hound Of The Baskervilles (1939 film version). Although the 1959 adaption, with Cushing/Lee, is very good too. 3.) The House Of Fear. 4.) Sherlock Holmes Faces Death. 5.) The Woman In Green. The only thing better would be to have all 14 Basil S.H. films on DVD! Maybe some day.