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Vasiliy Livanov is Sherlock Holmes in “The Acquaintance” (1979) – reviewed by George

When I set up the list of Holmes movies and TV shows I wanted to review, I was as inclusive as I could be. The only consciously omitted group was anything in a foreign language. However a short while ago … Continue reading

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Peter O’Toole is the voice of Sherlock Holmes in “The Baskerville Curse” – reviewed by George

Of the four Holmes cartoons (of which this is number three) it is easy to say that, despite the return of the imbalance of dialogue with music and effects sounds, this is the best of the three so far, largely … Continue reading

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Peter O’Toole is the voice of Sherlock Holmes in “The Sign of Four” (1983) – reviewed by George

This animated version begins with the murder of Major Sholto by Tonga with his blowpipe: incorrect, as you know from other reviews of this story. But the story is well-told, despite the changes in the presentation of events, and in … Continue reading

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Ian Richardson is Sherlock Holmes in “The Sign of Four” (1983) – reviewed by George

Of course set in the late nineteenth century, but a very modern film, this is very good movie-making. Again Ian Richardson is excellent, and the new Dr. John Watson (David Healy) is excellent too. And some interesting changes have been … Continue reading

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Guy Henry is Sherlock Holmes in “Young Sherlock: The Mystery of the Manor House” (1982) – reviewed by George

This is a miniseries in 9 half-hour episodes. It is very clever, and as the mystery is revealed in pieces, the solution comes in pieces as well. Also each episode begins with a metal box with a label tied to … 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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Christopher Plummer is Sherlock Holmes in “Murder by Decree” (1978) – reviewed by George

This is Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper and it has a moody Victorian quality, and in its depiction of squalid Whitechapel the people responsible for the sets (Harry Pottle served as Production Designer and Denise Exshaw as Set Decorator) score … Continue reading

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Peter Cook is Sherlock Holmes in “The Hound of the Baskervilles” (1978) – reviewed by George

So, how many Baskerville Hounds have we shared so far? According to my count three (Basil Rathbone in 1939, and Peter Cushing in a theatrical film in 1959 and in a 2-part TV episode in 1968), making this version # … Continue reading

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Nicol Williamson is Sherlock Holmes in “The Seven-Per-Cent Solution” (1976) – reviewed by George

Most Holmes movies and TV shows are taken from Conan Doyle’s stories and novels, so when someone opts to do an original I’m always intrigued. This one is not a comedy, or satirical, or sarcastic; it’s a serious effort with … 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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