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The working title of this film was Prelude to Murder. Five months after the film's release, producer-director Roy William Neill died of a heart attack in England. Dressed to Kill was the twelfth and last film in Universal's "Sherlock Holmes" series. According to modern sources, by the time of the picture's release, star Basil Rathbone had tired of the role and refused to continue it. Rathbone did, however, continue to play Holmes on radio, stage and television at various times throughout the rest of his career. Modern sources include Lillian Bronson, Olaf Hytten and Charlie Hall in the cast. For additional information on the series and other films featuring the Arthur Conan Doyle characters, please consult the Series Index and see the entry below for Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror and the entries for Sherlock Holmes and The Hound of the Baskervilles in AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1931-40; F3.4020 and F3.2009.