Up 2,450 this week

Sherlock Holmes in New York (1976)

TV Movie  |   |  Crime, Mystery  |  18 October 1976 (USA)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.9/10 from 460 users  
Reviews: 13 user

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 »



0Check in

IMDb Picks: April

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in April.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 23 titles
created 21 Jun 2011
a list of 44 titles
created 20 Apr 2012
a list of 78 titles
created 04 Oct 2012
a list of 45 titles
created 05 Jan 2013
a list of 1459 titles
created 8 months ago

Related Items

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Sherlock Holmes in New York (TV Movie 1976)

Sherlock Holmes in New York (TV Movie 1976) on IMDb 5.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Sherlock Holmes in New York.

User Polls

1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Comedy | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  

A tycoon's children and creditors compete for his money in an athletic contest.

Director: Willy Bogner
Stars: Roger Moore, Shari Belafonte, Simon Shepherd
Sherlock Holmes Returns (TV Movie 1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Sherlock Holmes (Anthony Higgins) is awakened in modern times with a tale that he had invented a method of suspended animation that he had utilized on himself. Awakened by an earthquake, he... See full summary »

Director: Kenneth Johnson
Stars: Anthony Higgins, Debrah Farentino, Mark Adair-Rios
Gold (1974)
Action | Drama | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Rod Slater is the newly appointed general manager of the Sonderditch gold mine, but he stumbles across an ingenious plot to flood the mine, by drilling into an underground lake, so the ... See full summary »

Director: Peter R. Hunt
Stars: Roger Moore, Susannah York, Ray Milland
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

1910. Mycroft Holmes asks his brother Sherlock & Dr. Watson to travel to Viena and find the stolen plans & prototype for an electro-magnetic bomb detonator. Once there, they are reunited ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Sasdy
Stars: Christopher Lee, Patrick Macnee, Morgan Fairchild
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Sherlock Holmes investigates the murders commited by Jack the Ripper and discovers a conspiracy to protect the killer.

Director: Bob Clark
Stars: Christopher Plummer, James Mason, David Hemmings
Crossplot (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A successful London ad-exec hires a beautiful Hungarian girl to pose for some modeling shots, little realising that she has overheard an assassination plot and is now being hunted by some ... See full summary »

Director: Alvin Rakoff
Stars: Roger Moore, Martha Hyer, Alexis Kanner
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Three generations of women (Talia Shire, Nina Siemaszko, and Colleen Dewhurst) run a failing bed and breakfast in this gentle romantic comedy. Everything changes when a charming mysterious ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Ellis Miller
Stars: Roger Moore, Talia Shire, Colleen Dewhurst
Crime | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson join the hunt for the notorious serial killer, Jack The Ripper.

Director: James Hill
Stars: John Neville, Donald Houston, John Fraser
Adventure | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

At the beginning of WW2, Liviu, a Romanian count, and his wife Julia come to live on an uninhabited tropical island, where they hope to escape the war and their past. They bring with them ... See full summary »

Director: Arturo Ripstein
Stars: Peter O'Toole, Charlotte Rampling, Max von Sydow
Action | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Chicago psychiatrist Judd Stevens (Roger Moore) is suspected of murdering one of his patients when the man turns up stabbed to death in the middle of the city. After repeated attempts to ... See full summary »

Director: Bryan Forbes
Stars: Roger Moore, Rod Steiger, Elliott Gould
The Man Who Wouldn't Die (TV Movie 1994)
Crime | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

This film concerns a writer of mystery stories who bases his villain on a criminal, played by Malcolm McDowell, who is incarcerated in prison. Escaping prison after his apparent death in a ... See full summary »

Director: Bill Condon
Stars: Roger Moore, Malcolm McDowell, Nancy Allen
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

A European arms dealer (Roger Moore) meets a liberated woman journalist (Susannah York), who is writing a story about the ridiculous things men do with the armaments during a NATO war games... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Miles
Stars: Roger Moore, Susannah York, Shelley Winters


Cast overview, first billed only:
Inspector Lafferty NYPD
Fraulein Reichenbach
Mortimer McGrew
Daniel Furman
Haymarket Hotel Proprietor
Nicole Romaine
William 'Billy' Benedict ...
Telegraph Office Manager (as William Benedict)
Marjorie Bennett ...
Paul Sorensen ...
Man in checkered suit
John Steadman ...
Stage Doorman


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 <>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Crime | Mystery





Release Date:

18 October 1976 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Sherlock Holmes en Nueva York  »

Filming Locations:

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

(RCA Photophone Sound Recording)


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


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 »


Referenced in The Many Faces of Sherlock Holmes (1985) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Not great but Moore is good and compensates for the many weaknesses - not least a terrible turn from Huston as a toothless Moriarty
2 May 2004 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Having captured the gang of Professor Moriarty and foiled his plan of assassination, Sherlock Holmes finds himself at a loss. Moriarty has escaped capture and vowed to show up Holmes no end. Actress Irene Adler is an acquaintance of Holmes and has sent him tickets for each of her opening nights for over 9 years - she is opening in New York and Holmes awaits her tickets. When they arrive ripped up, Holmes and Watson set out for New York immediately to find that nothing is obviously wrong. However when Adler doesn't show up for the play, Holmes finds himself drawn into a plot that involves kidnapping and an incredible theft of gold from the International Gold Exchange.

Despite the fact that this is a Roger Moore film I decided to give it a stab on the basis that I quite enjoy the character of Sherlock Holmes. From the very start the weaknesses of the film are as clear as day but the basics of the film are enjoyable enough to make this worth watching. The plot is passable and is delivered with a good sense of pace that makes it enjoyable

  • however it must be said that the plot is hardly worthy of Moriarty, whom

we are told is a master criminal. Holmes solves it all far too easily and it is to the film's detriment, although the number of steps required to get to the end is impressive they are all too simple - it would have been better to have had fewer deductions from Holmes but a more complex plot. As it is it works well enough for the material and is far from the weakest part of the film.

The film's low values are clear from the start - Holmes' absurd sideburns look like they have crawled onto his face without him noticing for example. The lighting, shot-framing and cinematography all make the film feel rather dated (to the 70's rather than the turn of century). These really hurt the film and it never looks like a great deal of money was spent on it. The cast are a mixed bag. It would be easy to dismiss Moore as Holmes and, in fairness, I feared the worst but was reasonably happy with his performance. While he doesn't compare to the best of them, Moore's Holmes is strong in his display as a human rather than a perfect crime fighter. Moore is a little hammy at times (his disguises are absurd) but generally he does quite well. Macnee is given little to do and has lifted his Watson directly from the Nigel Bruce School of Acting - making Watson a bit of a buffoon; hardly original but still quite enjoyable. Of course the worst performance comes from Huston who plays his Moriarty with an Irish brogue at times and not once comes across as a match for Holmes, rather he comes over as a basic thug in charge of a poor gang and I can honestly say I have never seen the character portrayed with less ability than this. Rampling is another famous face but is given nothing to do but be part of a romantic subplot that is out of place and doesn't work. The acting is generally bad but to give him his dues, Moore is not including in my list of bad performances in this movie.

Overall this is not a great movie and doesn't compare to the Rathbone series of Holmes' films (for my money anyway). The basic plot is passable but is too simply solved and includes a redundant romantic subplot. The character of Holmes is more interesting than usual and is delivered quite well by Moore (nobody's first choice for Holmes but still OK). The film is full of weaknesses but is still worth a watch for fans - however I doubt anyone will fail to be shocked by the sheer awfulness of both the character of Moriarty and the performance of John Huston in portraying him.

9 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
wanted! sadat-3
Sherlock Holmes in New York christopher_007-4
DVD just released in Australia stew80
DVD released in Austria + Germany saint-31
Discuss Sherlock Holmes in New York (1976) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: