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Dumb Caption # 46 – The Return of Sherlock Holmes : The Empty House

After Colonel Moran is captured and Holmes is orating the finer points of the case, Moran says: “You may or may not have just cause for arresting me, but there can be no reason why I should be subjected to … Continue reading

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Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes and David Burke as John Watson in “The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes” (1984) – reviewed by George

Norman Jones and Lisa Daniely (as Henry Wood and Nancy Barclay) in “The Crooked Man” Colonel James Barclay (Denys Hawthorne) and his wife Nancy are having a screaming argument behind a locked door, with him screaming “I love you!”, and … 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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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” (1983) – 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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