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The Crucifer of Blood (1991)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | TV Movie 4 November 1991
A beautiful young woman asks Holmes to help her father, a former army captain and hopeless opium addict break free of the curse surrounding a stolen treasure.

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Beautiful, young Irne St. Claire enlists Holmes' and Watson's help for her father, a former veteran of the Great Indian Mutiny, who has become a hopeless opium addict. His drug dependence is a direct result of guilt and fear arising from a blood pact of secrecy made during the siege of Agra in 1857 in which he was party to the theft of a maharajah's treasure, murder, and betrayal. When an avaricious co-conspirator dies under mysterious circumstances, St. Clair is certain that the curse will strike him next. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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This is one mystery that it NOT elementary, my dear Watson...

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Heston played Holmes in the Los Angeles theatrical version of the play in preparation for the role although the stage version was mounted in December 1980 and January 1981, ten years before the movie. Jeremy Brett, who later became one of the most acclaimed Holmes, played Watson. See more »

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Sherlock Holmes: When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.
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Version of The Sign of Four (1983) See more »

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Not quite as dreadful as I expected.
23 April 2015 | by See all my reviews

There are definitely worse Holmes movies -- "Sherlock: Case of Evil" and Reginald Owen's "A Study in Scarlet," for example. And I have to admit I expected this to be worse than it actually is.

I often like Charlton Heston's performances, but he is totally miscast here. Add to that the rather lame, and at times implausible, story; the often plodding pace; and the distractingly intrusive sets. However, it held my interest enough to hang on to the end -- just barely.

Do yourself a favor: if you're in the mood for a good Holmes film, watch Billy Wilder's "The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes," or one of the early episodes of Jeremy Brett's Granada series.


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