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Douglas Wilmer is Sherlock Holmes in “The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes’s Smarter Brother” (1975) – reviewed by George

This film stars Gene Wilder as the Smarter Brother, Sigerson Holmes. Wilder also wrote the script and directed. Further, he cast the other starring roles with buddies Madeline Kahn and Marty Feldman. Douglas Wilmer and Thorley Walters play Sherlock and … Continue reading

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Peter Cushing is Sherlock Holmes in “Sherlock Holmes” (1968), Episode 15, “A Study in Scarlet”- reviewed by George

In 1964-1965 the BBC broadcast a Sherlock Holmes series consisting of 13 30-minute black-and-white episodes starring Douglas Wilmer and Nigel Stock. The surviving 11 episodes have been reviewed on bickeringcritics and can be read in the July 2017 collection of … Continue reading

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Douglas Wilmer is Sherlock Holmes in “Sherlock Holmes” (1964-1965): Episodes 9-11 – reviewed by George

9. Charles Augustus Milverton A tale of blackmail with a particularly unappealing little blackmailer, snide, disgustingly confident, unfeeling, and prissy. That is C. A. Milverton (Barry Jones). He blackmails the wife of a government official, Lady Farningham (Stephanie Bidmead – … Continue reading

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Douglas Wilmer is Sherlock Holmes in “Sherlock Holmes” (1964-1965): Episodes 5-8 – reviewed by George

5. The Red-Headed League Jabez Wilson (Toke Townley) has fiery red hair. He also has a new assistant, Vincent Spaulding (David Andrews) in his shop. Vincent tells him about the Red-Headed League and how he would be foolish not to … Continue reading

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Douglas Wilmer is Sherlock Holmes in “Sherlock Holmes” (1964-1965): Episodes 1-4 – reviewed by George

This second TV series of Holmes ran for 13 episodes, all based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle stories, and all still in existence. The series was produced by the BBC, and starred Douglas Wilmer, who would later play Diogenes Gent … Continue reading

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The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes, Set 2, Vol. 1 (1973) – reviewed by George

More Victorian mysteries (and some Edwardian mysteries as well) celebrating detectives popularized in the heyday of Mr. Holmes. Judy Geeson as Polly Burton in “The Mysterious Death on the Underground Railway” by Baroness Orczy (1865-1947), Dramatized by Alan Cooke and … Continue reading

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The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes, Set 2, Vol. 2 (1973) – reviewed by George

5. Charles Gray as Valmont in “The Absent Minded Coterie” by Robert Barr (1849-1912), Dramatized by Alexander Baron, and Directed by Peter Duguid. Valmont is knowledgeable and suave, very continental, and never gets very excited except over fine food and … Continue reading

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