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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

Denis Quilley and Damien Thomas as Dr. Leon Sterndale and Mortimer Tregennis in “The Devil’s Foot” Our heroes are at the sea for Sherlock’s health, but John sees evidence of cocaine. With difficulty he holds his tongue. Then the vicar, … Continue reading

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Vasiliy Livanov is Sherlock Holmes in “His Last Bow” and “The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans” [Russian Title “The Twentieth Century Approaches”] (1986) – reviewed by George

Mr. Victor Hatherly, hydraulics engineer, is summoned by Colonel Lysander Stark to do a job in absolute secrecy for fifty guineas for one night’s work: closer to one hour’s work says Stark, for all we want is to know exactly … Continue reading

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Vasiliy Livanov is Sherlock Holmes in “The Hunt for the Tiger” (1980) – reviewed by George

This conclusion to the three-episode-arc centered on Professor Moriarty and Colonel Sebastian Moran is based on the Doyle story “The Adventure of the Empty House”. Watson (Vitaly Solomin) is reading to Mrs. Hudson (Rena Zelenaya) from Sherlock’s last letter in … Continue reading

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Tom Baker is Sherlock Holmes in “The Hound of the Baskervilles” (1982) – reviewed by George

I suppose the first time you see Dr. Who, whoever portrays the good Dr. remains your prototype Who forever, always to be thought of as the real Dr. Who. So Tom Baker is MY Dr. Who. Despite my fondness and … Continue reading

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Robert Stephens is Sherlock Holmes in “The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes” (1970) – reviewed by George

What a fantastic film! The script is excellent, the performances are excellent, the direction is excellent, the score is excellent – I could go on, but I think you’ve gotten the idea. This is one of the three best SH … Continue reading

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An Animated Paper Figure is Sherlock Holmes in “The Singular Case of the Plural Green Mustache” (1965) – reviewed by George

This is a short (4:22) animated film with articulated paper figures that can be moved in stop-action technique. It is very funny. It was produced for IBM by Charles and Ray Eames, who I suspect also directed (no directing credit … Continue reading

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