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Christopher Lee ... Sherlock Holmes

Patrick Macnee ... Dr. Watson

Morgan Fairchild ... Irene Frances Adler
John Bennett ... Dr. Sigmund Freud

Engelbert Humperdinck ... Eberhardt Bohm
Tom Lahm ... Elliott Ness
Ronald Hines ... Sir Reginald Cholmondley
Nicholas Gecks ... Michael Simpson-Makepeace

Jenny Quayle ... Lady Violet Cholmondley
Michael Siberry ... Franz Winterhauser

Dominic Jephcott ... Major Von Bork
Frank Middlemass ... Dr. Froelich
Charlotte Attenborough ... Margaret Froelich
James Bree ... Franz Dietrich
John Gower ... Count Helmut Giddings
Mia Nadasi ... Olga Lindstrom
Robert Rietty ... Franz Hoffman
Kalman Glass ... Franz Zimmer
Paul Humpoletz ... Hugo Oberstein

Tom Chadbon ... Zygovich
Kevin Quarmby ... Kosich

Terence Beesley ... Serge Duvok (as Terrence Beesley)
Patrick Monckton ... Laszlo Karparti
Leon Lissek ... Stage Door-Keeper
Cyril Shaps ... Emperor Franz Joseph
Guy Scantlebury ... Captain Melbury
Jerome Willis ... Mycroft Holmes
Margaret John ... Mrs. Hudson
Michael McStay ... Inspector Schmidt
Amy L. Taylor ... Hilda
Jeremy Beckman ... Heinrich
Antony Marsh ... Guard (as Anthony Marsh)
Sandor Elès ... Maitre D' (as Sandor Eles)
Mark Powley ... Stage Manager
Patrick Duggan ... Chief Usher
Gertan Klauber ... Night-Club Doorman
Julia Finlay ... Matilda
Jovica Nikolic ... Gypsy Reader
Marcel Medernach ... Major Domo
Nick Gray ... Monk
Peter Bamber ... Prince Orlofsky
Peta Bartlett ... Ida
Phillip Dogham ... Frank
Diane Horsey ... Adele
Bruce Ogston ... Dr. Falke
Gareth Roberts ... Eisenstein
Debra Skeen ... Rosalinda

Directed by
Peter Sasdy 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Arthur Conan Doyle  characters (uncredited)
H.R.F. Keating 
Bob Shayne 

Produced by
Frank Agrama .... producer
Riccardo Coccia .... line producer
Daniele Lorenzano .... producer
Mirjana Mijojlic .... supervising producer
Alessandro Tasca .... producer
Harry Alan Towers .... executive producer (as Peter Welbeck)
Original Music by
Detto Mariano 
Cinematography by
Brian West 
Film Editing by
Marcus Manton 
Casting by
Maggi Sangwin 
Production Design by
Vladislav Lasic 
Mike Porter 
Art Direction by
Ian Watson 
Set Decoration by
Vladislav Tomanovic 
Costume Design by
Diana Cilliers  (as Dianna Cilliers)
Makeup Department
Vittorio Biseo .... makeup supervisor
Ana Bulajic-Crcek .... assistant makeup artist (as Ana Bulaic)
Sandra Ivatovic .... assistant hair stylist
Ljubica Kapetanov .... assistant hair stylist
Wendy Rawson .... hair stylist
Maria Rizzo .... hair styles supervisor
Radmila Todorovic .... assistant makeup artist
Production Management
Piero Amati .... production supervisor
Branimir Dimitrijevic .... unit manager
Pam Gordon .... post-production supervisor (as Pamela Gordon)
Miodrag Stevanovic .... production manager
Andjelija Vlaisavljevic .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sofija Djergovic .... third assistant director
Dragan Djordjevic .... second assistant director
Chris Rose .... first assistant director
Dusty Symonds .... first assistant director
Art Department
Negoslav Djokovic .... property master
Dusan Djordjevic .... carpenter
Jordan Gelevski .... painter
Miodrag Miric .... construction coordinator
Milenko Niketic .... assistant set decorator
Jovan Radomirovic .... carpenter
Flandina Rigamonti .... property buyer
Aleksandar Siljanovski .... assistant property master
Zoran Tojaga .... property buyer
Sound Department
Ahmed Agrama .... executive in charge of post-production sound
Leonard Araujo .... adr recordist: Los Angeles
Albert Bailey .... sound mixer
George Bours .... sound designer
George Bours .... sound re-recording mixer
George Bours .... supervising sound editor
St. Clair Davis .... boom operator
R.D. Floyd .... dialogue editor
Richard Maxim Garcia .... foley recordist (as Maxim)
Kent Harrison Hayes .... executive in charge of post-production sound
Ossama Khuluki .... foley artist
Dennis Mosher .... adr editor
Gerard Shadrick .... post-production sound manager
Fabiola Stevenson .... post-production sound coordinator
Garry Ulmer .... sound editor
Garry Ulmer .... sound re-recording mixer
Special Effects by
Franco Ragusa .... special effects coordinator
Wayne Michaels .... stunt coordinator
Tip Tipping .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Jorge Alia .... video tape operator
Sead Bihorac .... key grip
Robert Binnall .... second assistant camera
Cedomir Blazic .... best boy
Petar Bogoeski .... gaffer
Milenko Knezevic .... grip
Zoran Miletic .... electrician
Hugo Olguin .... video tape operator
Gerlando Sergioli .... generator operator
Nenad Vasic .... dolly grip
Kenneth J. Withers .... camera operator
Jason Wrenn .... first assistant camera
Zoran Zivkovic .... grip
Dragan Zivotic .... electrician
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Leigh Bishop .... wardrobe assistant
Barbara Coccia .... wardrobe assistant
Lisa Hart .... wardrobe assistant
Marina Skundric .... wardrobe assistant
Alberto Tosto .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
Robert Darvell .... second assistant film editor
Corinne Villa .... assistant film editor
Music Department
Harry Bluestone .... composer: additional music
Peter Frank .... additional music
Billy Goldenberg .... composer: additional music
William Loose .... composer: additional music
John McCarthy .... music coordinator
John Mortarotti .... music editor
Arlon Ober .... composer: additional music
Gerard Shadrick .... composer: title theme
Transportation Department
Paul Angel .... driver
Patrique Belot .... driver
Jugoslav Bobera .... driver
Sinisa Bralic .... driver
Luigi Davis .... driver
Carlo Dionisi .... driver
Nick Gray .... driver
Jova Jovic .... driver
Srdjan Leskovac .... transportation captain
Georges Moes .... driver
Marc Reding .... driver
Vincenzo Rizzi .... driver
Jacques Saber .... driver
Martin Sullivan .... driver
Dusan Surla .... driver
Zoran Zivkovic .... driver
Other crew
Jane Apodaca .... production coordinator
Paul Cadiou .... production auditor
Cornelia Grundmeier .... assistant to auditor
Anita Hope .... production coordinator: London
Loredana Manili .... production assistant
Kevin McCosco .... technical engineer
Angela Pedersen .... production secretary
Stefano Priori .... location manager
Sue Shephers .... script supervisor
Zivko Stosic .... tapestry
Elisabetta Bartolomei .... production assistant: Italy (uncredited)
Leonard B. Rosman .... legal services (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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Additional Details

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187 min (NTSC DVD) (2 parts)
Color (Rankcolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

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 »
Boom mic visible: In an early scene, a reflection of the mic can be scene in a cabinet with glass doors. It is slowly withdrawn from sight before the scene is over.See more »
Dr. Watson:I can't smell a thing since I fell into that canal.See more »
Movie Connections:
Followed by Incident at Victoria Falls (1992) (TV)See more »


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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
A fun movie, well produced, 2 January 2011
Author: arborite from United States

Sherlock Holmes and the Leading Lady was an enjoyable movie, and I thought it was well made. I haven't seen many Sherlock Holmes productions and I'm not really familiar with the specifics of the original stories or the history of the character, so I can't say how well this movie stands up as a Sherlock Holmes production. However, considered by itself as an individual movie it's definitely worth viewing.

I'm not generally a fan of movies produced for television, but Sherlock Holmes and the Leading Lady didn't suffer from the problems common to most TV productions. Sets and costumes were numerous and elaborate, and the sound was full, unlike many TV productions with flat sound that is clearly from a set. The plot was well laid out and easily followed, unlike the second production in this series (Incident at Victoria Falls), which I think is a bit convoluted and confusing. One small warning-- this movie was apparently originally broadcast in segments as a small mini-series, and the total run-time is about 3 hours. You'll need to set aside some time if you plan to watch it all in one go.

Patrick Macnee was fun as Watson, and Christopher Lee plays a convincing Holmes. Morgan Fairchild seemed to be a good fit as the Leading Lady, though there were a couple singing scenes with poor lip-syncing, which might be partially her fault but could also be attributed to the editor and director. The cast is quite large for a television production, with lots of secondary and minor characters, and good performances throughout the movie.

Overall, Sherlock Holmes and the Leading Lady is a nice period piece and I enjoyed watching it.

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