In this mystery, Holmes pursues his arch-enemy Moriarty to New York, which the villainous scoundrel has carried out the ultimate bank robbery. Meanwhile, Holmes enjoys a blossoming romance ... See full summary »
In this mystery, Holmes pursues his arch-enemy Moriarty to New York, which the villainous scoundrel has carried out the ultimate bank robbery. Meanwhile, Holmes enjoys a blossoming romance with Charlotte Rampling, who becomes the target of a kidnap by (yes, you've guessed it) Moriarty. Written by
Jonathon Dabell <BC602070@pixie.ntu.ac.uk>
The original broadcast of "Sherlock Holmes in New York" was shortened on the eve of its broadcast by six minutes to make room for two campaign commercials for Jimmy Carter ad Gerald Ford. See more »
The weight and value of the stolen gold is described using avoirdupois weight at 16 ounces to the pound ($28,000 per brick). Gold is measured in Troy weight at 12 ounces to the pound ($21,000 per brick). See more »
The name is Bond... er... Holmes, Sherlock Holmes.
This may be the worst Sherlock Holmes film ever. I haven't seen the '70s version of "The Hound of the Baskervilles," but it's hard to imagine that it could be worse than this.
The acting is awful, the dialog is horrible and the plot is rice paper thin. Why must we assume that whenever two characters have affection for one another they immediately jump in the sack and make a baby? How elementary could a crime committed by a 'criminal genius' be? Why must Watson, a physician, almost always be portrayed as a total idiot? Why, why, why must there be a romantic angle?
I'll stop ranting now. I do give the film high marks for production design, but that's about it. The cinematography is amateurish at best and even the lighting and makeup are bad. Roger Moore is just awful as Holmes and Patrick MacNee was obviously poorly directed to act the moron. If you want a good Holmes film, check out "Murder by Decree." For my money, it's the best. If you want Holmes with a romantic bent, find the BBC TV series "A Scandal in Bohemia" episode. As for this bit of tripe, don't bother.
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