Tag Archives: Sherlock Holmes

The Seven Percent Solution (1976) Reviewed by Anita: **

Director Herbert Ross has used Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s character Sherlock Holmes in a most twisted fashion.  As a matter of fact, this particular film takes fact and fiction into a counter intuitive reality.  I don’t like it.  Which is … Continue reading

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Ronald Howard as Sherlock Holmes in “Sherlock Holmes” (1954-1955) – Episodes 16-20 – reviewed by George

16. The Case of the Greystone Inscription A very cleverly written episode about King Richard, in the late 1300’s, hiding some of his royal wealth at Greystone Castle, and Sir Richard Greystone sending the King a receipt in rhyme that … Continue reading

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Ronald Howard as Sherlock Holmes in “Sherlock Holmes” (1954-1955) – Episodes 11-15 – reviewed by George

11. The Red Headed League A shop-owner is granted membership in the Red Headed League because of his rich, dark red hair, and learns that he has been hired at a fantastic salary to hand-copy the Encyclopedia Britannica in the … Continue reading

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Ronald Howard as Sherlock Holmes in “Sherlock Holmes” (1954-1955) – Episodes 6-10 – reviewed by George

6. “The Case of the Shy Ballerina” A man who wanted to write music for the ballet is found dead in a park, and his wife Mrs. Shelton, (Nathalie Schafer from “Gilligan’s Island”) tells Holmes that their recent trip to … Continue reading

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Ronald Howard as Sherlock Holmes in “Sherlock Holmes” (1954-1955) Episodes 1-5 – reviewed by George

So far we’ve had a couple of TV programs featuring Holmes which were shown as part of anthology series, but this is the first actual television series about Holmes (as far as I can tell). It lasted one season, 39 … Continue reading

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John Barrymore as “Sherlock Holmes” (1922) – reviewed by George

Here we have MGM’s remake, only six years later, of the William Gillette movie version of his stage play, with a really striking performance by John Barrymore. Barrymore doesn’t so much look like Holmes, as become Holmes. He is young, … Continue reading

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William Gillette as “Sherlock Holmes” (1916) – reviewed by George

This film is historically important for two reasons: as the first Holmes feature-length movie, and as the film version of the play “Sherlock Holmes” by Gillette himself, which played for years and years all over America. The play was in … Continue reading

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Time After Time (1979) – reviewed by George

This 36-year-old movie stars Malcolm McDowell, David Warner, and Mary Steenburgen, all looking incredibly young, and very attractive. The script is quite good and is well-realized, which is not so surprising as it might be, because Nicholas Meyer (writer of … Continue reading

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