Sherlock Holmes: Season 2, Episode 15

The Sign of Four (16 Dec. 1968)

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When a woman receives a series of valuable pearls from an unknown party after the disappearance of her father, Sherlock Holmes is hired to investigate.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Ann Bell ...
Paul Daneman ...
John Stratton ...
Ailsa Grahame ...
Howard Goorney ...
Grace Arnold ...
Ahmed Khalil ...
Lal Rao (as Ahmed Kahlil)
Syd Conabere ...
McMurdo (as Sydney Conabere)
Tony McLaren ...
Annabella Johnston ...
David Boliver ...
Mr. Mordecai Smith (as David S. Boliver)
Ann Way ...
Mrs. Bernstone
Zena Keller ...


When she receives pearls beyond price and a mysterious message from an anonymous source, Miss Mary Morstan goes to the famous consulting detective of 221B Baker St., Mr. Sherlock Holmes for advice in how to answer the message. Together with his staunch comrade, Dr. John Watson, and a mutt named Toby, Holmes tracks down the secret of the Sign of Four. Written by Kathy Li

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Athelney Jones: It's quite simple, really. The two brothers have a quarrel over the inheritance. Then, one kills the other so as to claim the whole of it for himself, leaving the body here! Quite simple!
Sherlock Holmes: And the dead man gets up to lock the door from the inside?
Athelney Jones: ...There's a flaw there... Somewhere...
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Top-notch Victorian sleuth Holmes-Jeremy Brett and well accompanied by Watson-Edward Hardwicke
20 December 2007 | by See all my reviews

While the uncanny Sherlock Holmes and the ever-faithful Watson encounter into 221 Baker Street are visited by a beautiful young woman and they're contracted to investigate why has been anonymously sent an precious stone. Holmes and Watson are involved in killing, poison darts, a fortune in Indian jewels original from palace of Agra and much suspect behavior by strange characters(Ronald Lacey, John Thaw).

The film packs suspense, intrigue, unanswered mysteries, thrills and excellent set decoration. This is a good Holmes mystery with gripping London setting. One of the most charming Holmes television pictures and with long runtime. Intriguing blend of suspense, thriller and fun. Well cast by the best TV Holmes, Jeremy Brett, along with Peter Cushing who starred the series in the 60s and in 1984 played ¨Sherlock Holmes and the masks of death¨. Brett, Cushing and Basil Rathbone in the cinema are the best history's Holmes. Brett(dead 1995) was usually secondary actor(Medusa touch ,My fair lady, War and Peace) but achieved fame and fortune with¨ Adventures of Holmes, The Return, The Case-Book and Memories Sherlock Holmes¨ series and four long time films . This story is finely adapted by John Hakesworth and professionally directed by Peter Hammond, both habitual of series. Another adaptations about this Arthur Conan Doyle's novel are realized by Desmond Davis(1984)with Ian Richardson , Rodney Gibbons(2001) with Matt Frewer and a Sui generis version by Fraser C. Heston titled ¨Crucifer of blood¨ and with his father Charlton Heston as Holmes.

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