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The Sign of Four (1983)

Not Rated | | Mystery | TV Movie 7 December 1983
Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson try to track down the Great Mogul, the second-largest diamond in the world.

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Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson try to track down the Great Mogul, the second-largest diamond in the world.

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according to Clive Merrison in a interview with Toby Hadoke , Trevor Howard started filming but was fired after one day. See more »

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The amount of jewels falling out of Small's wooden leg is much smaller than what we see in the chest later in the scene. See more »

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Version of Sherlock Holmes: The Sign of Four (1968) See more »

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Excellent!
3 June 2001 | by (Berlin, Germany) – See all my reviews

It really is a disaster that only SIGN and HOUN were filmed with Ian Richardson. No other has been portraying Holmes in such a smooth and witty way - not even Rathbone whom I always considered a bit too perfect and too cold. The setting and the costumes in the Sign of the Four are brilliant and the acting of all the characters is quite convincing. Unfortunately Watson is a shade too Brucian. Few changes were made to the story, but for the worse and therefore quite acceptable. It has been said more than once so far but I must repeat it: The boat chase is brilliant. I must give credit to another point. Although we do see Holmes in his Deerstalker and Inverness cape in some scenes, he mainly is dressed like a gentleman would be in those days. Richardson is not an all-cliche Holmes. 9 out of 10.


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