A Classic Holmes and Watson case in the atmospheric Masonic Lodge in Belfast.

The murders by the infamous British criminal, Jack the Ripper, catch the attention of Sherlock Holmes (Christopher Plummer), but he does not receive the expected call from Scotland Yard because he is being purposefully excluded from the investigation. Instead, Robert Lees (Donald Sutherland), a psychic who volunteered information to the police about the murders, provides the Great Detective with the necessary incitement to action. Holmes enters the fray with the help of his trusty aide, Dr. Watson (James Mason).

Along the way Holmes uncovers secret societies, has covert meetings in Masonic temples and uncovers a conspiracy that goes right up through the upper reaches of government to the throne of England itself.

The film will be introduced by Robert J Simpson.