Category Archives: Sherlock Holmes

Michael Caine as Sherlock Holmes in “Without a Clue” – reviewed by George

In a pre-credits sequence Holmes (Michael Caine) and Watson (Ben Kingsley) do much more than the police to apprehend two robbers. In front of the reporters Holmes is cool and brilliant, Watson is sincere and polite, and Lestrade (Jeffrey Jones) … Continue reading

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Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes and Edward Hardwicke as John Watson in “The Return of Sherlock Holmes” (1988) – reviewed by George

Freddie Jones, Kika Markham, and Donald Churchill (as Inspector Baynes of the Surrey Constabulary, Miss Burnet, and Scott Eccles) in “Wisteria Lodge” What starts out looking like a domestic drama – husband kills wife’s lover – turns out to be a … Continue reading

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Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes and Edward Hardwicke as John Watson in “The Sign of Four” (1987) – reviewed by George

This feature film for TV comes between the first seven episodes and the last four episodes of the series “The Return of Sherlock Holmes”. It is the sixth version of the story I have reviewed, preceded by five other Sherlocks … Continue reading

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Basil of Baker Street as Sherlock Holmes in “The Great Mouse Detective” (1986) – reviewed by George

Yes, the human Sherlock has a bit, too small to be called a cameo and too small to mess up my title. The only reason it’s interesting (okay, there are two) is that the voice is that of Basil Rathbone, … Continue reading

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Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes and Edward Hardwicke as John Watson in “The Return of Sherlock Holmes” (1986) – reviewed by George

Alan Howard as The Duke of Holdernesse in “The Priory School” Mrs. Hudson (Rosalie Williams) announces a late visitor and Watson tells her to delay the man. He then takes the card she has handed him and slips it into … Continue reading

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Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes and Edward Hardwicke as John Watson in “The Return of Sherlock Holmes” (1986) – reviewed by George

Patricia Hodge, Stuart Wilson, and Harry Andrews as Lady Hilda Trelawney Hope, Rt. Honorable Trelawney Hope, and Lord Bellinger the Prime Minister in “The Second Stain” Two distinguished gentlemen are to call upon Holmes in complete secrecy, and Watson and … Continue reading

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Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes and Edward Hardwicke as John Watson in “The Return of Sherlock Holmes” (1986) – reviewed by George

Anne Louise Lambert and Oliver Tobias as Lady Mary Brackenstall and Captain Croker in “The Abbey Grange” The Kent Constabulary responds in the middle of the night to a plea from the Abbey Grange. Inspector Hopkins (Paul Williamson) is led … Continue reading

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Nicholas Rowe is “Young Sherlock Holmes” (1985) – reviewed by George

To be strictly chronological this film should have been reviewed between “The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes” and “The Return of Sherlock Holmes”, but I couldn’t possibly separate “The Final Problem” and “The Empty House”, so here we are. This highly … Continue reading

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Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes and Edward Hardwicke as John Watson in “The Return of Sherlock Holmes” (1986) – reviewed by George

Patrick Allen and James Bree as Colonel Sebastian Moran and The Coroner in “The Empty House” “It is now three long years after my dear friend plunged to his death.” Dr. John Watson has gone back into private practice with … Continue reading

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Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes and David Burke as John Watson in “The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes” (1984) – reviewed by George

Nicholas Clay and Patrick Newell as Dr. Percy Trevelyan and Mr. Blessington in “The Resident Patient” A man is awakened by someone calling, “Help me, Sutton, help me!” He goes downstairs and sees a coffin and an undertaker. He opens … Continue reading

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