Category Archives: Sherlock Holmes

Christopher Lee as Sherlock Holmes in “Sherlock Holmes and the Leading Lady” (1992) – reviewed by George

This is a very interesting original story written for TV and shown in two 93 minute segments. I’m sure you’re already predicting that I thought it too long, and you’re absolutely right. It could definitely use some tightening, but then … Continue reading

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Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes and Edward Hardwicke as John Watson in “The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes” (1991) – reviewed by George

Anthony Valentine, David Langton, Abigail Cruttenden, and Kim Thomson as Baron Gruner, Sir James Damery, Miss Violet Merville, and Kitty Winter in “The Illustrious Client” A man is running down a steep boulder-strewn, but otherwise grassy, hill and at the … Continue reading

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Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes and Edward Hardwicke as John Watson in “The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes” (1991) – reviewed by George

Robin Ellis and Frank Grimes as Sir Robert Norberton and John Mason in “Shoscombe Old Place” Sherlock has been reading newspapers and throwing them about, and he suddenly stops and asks Watson about Sir Robert Norberton. Watson’s quick reply is … Continue reading

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Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes and Edward Hardwicke as John Watson in “The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes” (1991) – reviewed by George

Daniel Massey, Celia Gregory, and Catherine Russell as Neil Gibson, Maria Gibson, and Grace Dunbar in “The Problem of Thor Bridge” A woman walks through a garden and approaches a mansion. She is outside a room where a younger woman … Continue reading

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Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes and Edward Hardwicke as John Watson in “The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes” (1991) – reviewed by George

Cheryl Campbell, Michael Jayston, Julian Curry, and Jack Klaff (as Lady Frances, Lord Rufton, Albert Schlessinger, and the Honorable Philip Green) in “The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax” I have reviewed this story once before, on July 28, 2017, starring … Continue reading

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Charlton Heston is Sherlock Holmes in “The Crucifer of Blood” (1991) – reviewed by George

Not your usual “Sign of Four”; the story has been reworked rather astoundingly. Mary Morstan is now Irene St. Claire (Susannah Harker), though she and Watson still fall for each other despite the considerable difference in their ages; there is … Continue reading

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Edward Woodward is Sherlock Holmes in “Hands of a Murderer” (1990) – reviewed by George

This is a very good Holmes film, beginning as a mystery/puzzle and ending with a lot of suspense, particularly when Holmes (Edward Woodward) and Watson (John Hillerman) are tailing someone toward the end. It starts with narration from Watson: “It … Continue reading

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

I think this is the ninth version of “The Hound” I have reviewed. So you can understand when I tell you I was not looking forward to it at all. However, this one is notable due to its uniqueness. Perhaps … Continue reading

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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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