Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson meet as boys in an English Boarding school. Holmes is known for his deductive ability even as a youth, amazing his classmates with his abilities. When they discover a plot to murder a series of British business men by an Egyptian cult, they move to stop it. Written by
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Watson doesn't consider himself a talented writer; he attributes his success as an author to the public fascination with Sherlock Holmes, but Holmes refers to Watson as his biographer or zealous historian. Watson sees himself as a dedicated amateur while Holmes is a surprisingly gifted amateur. Holmes didn't like Watson embellishing Holmes's solving mysteries as a series of tales. Watson later wrote up the film's events as an adult in Kensington. See more »
(at around 15 mins) Just before the flying machine crashes into the tree on its first flight, cables that the machine is hanging from are visible. See more »
[firing a shot at Holmes and Watson]
Go away, Ramatep! Bloody murderers, go away! You won't get me!
Sir! Mister Cragwitch! We were friends of Mister Waxflatter!
I know you! You're the youngster who followed me at the cemetery! Go away! I'm a dangerous man to be around!
I need your help! I want to know why the Ramatep killed five men!
You can get up now, Watson. The war's over.
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[opening credit] The following story is original and is not specifically based on the exploits of Sherlock Holmes as described in the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. See more »
I feel one of the true tests of a good movie is how it holds up over time. Can't believe it has been 18 years since I first viewed this little gem, and it was as good today as in 1985! Among other reasons, the Holmes and Watson characters were obviously cast for their youthful likeness to the characters in the old Basil Rathbone series of movies. Take a good look! This a wonderful penning of the proposed early days of the two and a very original concept. Probably only true Holmes officiandos will see some obvious references to the adult Rathbone character, and these add to the cleverness of this version. Make certain to stay 'til the end of the credits; Sherlock Holmes fans will receive an ingenious clue to the his "future".
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