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Sherlock Holmes: Incident at Victoria Falls (1992)

King Edward ask Sherlock Holmes to perform one more task before his retirement: to safeguard the Star of Africa on a trip to Cape Town. Soon the fabled jewel is stolen and several people end up being murdered.



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King Edward ask Sherlock Holmes to perform one more task before his retirement: to safeguard the Star of Africa on a trip to Cape Town. Soon the fabled jewel is stolen and several people end up being murdered.

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24 May 1992 (USA)  »

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Sherlock Holmes and the Incident at Victoria Falls  »

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Did You Know?


Claude Akins appeared as President Teddy Roosevelt in Incident at Victoria Falls and also in The Gambler Returns: The Luck of the Draw. See more »


Near the start of the film Holmes is summoned to attend Buckingham Palace and Beefeaters are seen on guard. However, they only guard the Tower of London. See more »


Dr. John Watson: Well I never. So you had the real stone all the time, and the tieves had the fake one. Could that be true?
Sherlock Holmes: When you write the story, Watson, you decide.
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No mention of Arthur Conan Doyle. The curious incident of the dog at night. See more »


Follows Sherlock Holmes and the Leading Lady (1991) See more »

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Passable, but could have been so much better
24 February 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

SHERLOCK HOLMES: INCIDENT AT VICTORIA FALLS is the sequel to the previous 3-hour TV series SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE LEADING LADY, bringing Christopher Lee and Patrick Macnee back as Holmes and Watson and pairing Frank Agrama and Harry Alan Towers as producers. Despite being shot on location in Africa, this is slightly stodgy stuff, weighed down by a slow paced and occasionally uninteresting script.

The main problem I have with these productions lies with the American scriptwriter, Bob Shayne. His characterisation of Holmes and Watson never rise above the level of a pastiche; Holmes does virtually no deductive reasoning here, and could have been replaced by any other fictional history (Marple or Poirot, for instance). Lee is wonderful, and Macnee is great comedy value, but that's all you get.

The plot of this miniseries is complicated beyond belief and mired down with irrelevant, extraneous characters. Shayne's unwelcome obsession with mixing real-life people into his story continues with Theodore Roosevelt (!) playing an important role. Despite the presence of such luminaries as Richard Todd, Joss Ackland, Jenny Seagrove, and Claude Akins, this is a disappointment. I can't help but imagine what INCIDENT AT VICTORIA FALLS would have been like had it been written by somebody who really knew their stuff.

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