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Sherlock Holmes and the Leading Lady (1991)

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 »

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Director: Simon Cellan Jones
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Ronald Hines ...
Sir Reginald Cholmondley
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Lady Violet Cholmondley
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Franz Winterhauser
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Major Von Bork
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Dr. Froelich
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Margaret Froelich
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Franz Dietrich
John Gower ...
Count Helmut Giddings
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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 with Irene Adler, who has once more taken up her former profession as an opera singer. Written by The TV Archaeologist

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20 May 1992 (USA)  »

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Sherlock Holmes and the Merry Widow  »

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(NTSC DVD) (2 parts)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Harry Alan Towers has said in interviews his first choices for Dr. Watson were Gordon Jackson and Nigel Stock but he soon found both men had died. See more »

Goofs

At one point in the story, Sherlock Holmes encounters an American lawman named Eliot Ness (who in reality was to win fame in the 1920s for his efforts to enforce the Prohibition laws). Ness does tell Holmes that this is his "first case" in which case he must have been very precocious, the story is set in 1910, while Ness was born in 1903, which would have made him seven years old at that time. See more »

Quotes

Sherlock Holmes: There is never a good reason to conceal the truth.
Eberhardt Bohm: But if a lady involved...
Sherlock Holmes: Haha! An answer I have heard all too oft.
Eberhardt Bohm: Then you must hear it again.
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Followed by Sherlock Holmes: Incident at Victoria Falls (1992) See more »

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Mediocre Sherlock Holmes pastiche
11 March 2009 | by See all my reviews

Not really good, but not really terrible either. Starring Christopher Lee as aged Holmes, Patrick MacNee as Watson and Morgan Fairchild as theatre diva Irene Adler, this TV production has respectable but anodyne BBC costume drama look and so-so mystery. Script by Bob Shayne and British crime fiction writer H R F Keating is a bit dull, direction by Peter Sasdy lacks lushness of Twins of Evil (1971). Polluted by some atrocious dialogue, like "witty" (read: juvenile) mockery of gluttons - in Freudian terms, I am not in anal state to enjoy such antics - and enlivened by cameos from famous historical persons, this is a mediocre pastiche.


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