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Writers (WGA):
Gerry O'Hara (story)
Bob Shayne (teleplay)
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Release Date:
24 May 1992 (USA) See more »
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. | Add synopsis »
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Christopher Lee ... Sherlock Holmes

Patrick Macnee ... Dr. John Watson

Jenny Seagrove ... Lillie Langtry

Joss Ackland ... King Edward

Richard Todd ... Lord Roberts

Claude Akins ... Theodore Roosevelt
John Indi ... Khumalo
Steven Gurney ... Gugliamo Marconi
Sunitha Singh ... Maharani
Anthony Fridjhon ... Constantine Mavropolis
Claudia Udy ... Amelia Roosevelt Morrison
Neil McCarthy ... Captain James Morrison
Jay Pillay ... Chandra Sen (as Pat Pillay)
Dale Cutts ... Superintendent Henry Van Meer
Alan Coates ... Stanley I. Bullard
Margaret John ... Mrs. Hudson
Jerome Willis ... Mycroft Holmes
Kessie Govendor ... Ram Dhulup
Hywell Williams ... Lord Milner
Kenway Baker ... Inspector Lestrade
Sangeeta Jina ... Uma Dhulup
Dominic Makuwachuma ... Themba (as Dominic Makuvachuma)
Ron Smerczak ... Lt. Grisholm (as Ron Smervzak)
Michael Brunner ... Colonel Thornbury
Trevor Keeling ... Hotel Manager
Patrick Cadman ... Telegrapher
Stephen Chigorimbo ... Waiter on Train (as Steve Chigorimbo)
Jones Muguse ... Chief Cook
Anthony Fairclough ... Officer
Brian Cooper ... Conductor
Lawford Sutton-Price ... Sergeant Fuller
Michael Parker ... Maitre D'
Kala Jina ... Neighbor Woman
Taffy Chihota ... Desk Clerk #1 (as Tafi Chiota)
Andrew Whaley ... Desk Clerk #2
Trevor Pugh ... Connery
Paul Tingay ... Anglican Minister
Brian McCurdy ... Coachman

Directed by
Bill Corcoran 
Writing credits
Gerry O'Hara (story)

Bob Shayne (teleplay)

Produced by
Frank Agrama .... producer
Michael L. Games .... associate producer
Daniele Lorenzano .... producer
Mirjana Mijojlic .... segment producer
Norman Siderow .... producer
Anant Singh .... associate producer
John Stodel .... line producer
Alessandro Tasca .... producer
Harry Alan Towers .... executive producer
S.D. Yiannakis .... associate producer
Original Music by
Eric Allaman 
Cinematography by
Rod Stewart 
Film Editing by
Jane Morrison 
Corinne Villa 
Casting by
Gianna Pisanello 
Paul Tingay (casting director: Zimbabwe)
Production Design by
John Rosewarne 
Set Decoration by
Dankert Guillaume 
Costume Design by
Diana Cilliers 
Makeup Department
Maria Cedergren .... makeup artist
Debra-Lee Davidson .... makeup artist (as Debra Davidson)
Colin Polson .... makeup supervisor
Production Management
Pam Gordon .... post-production supervisor (as Pamela Gordon)
Robert A. Norton .... executive in charge of production (as Robert Norton)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jennifer Allen .... second assistant director (as Jenny Allen)
Stephen Chigorimbo .... co-first assistant director (as Steve Chigorimbo)
Keith Jones .... first assistant director
Jemima Roberts .... third assistant director
Paul Tilly .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Phillip Alfaneti .... head plasterer
Kuda Alumbembe .... carpenter
Mike Berg .... property master
Frances Browne .... art department assistant
Constantine Chikambe .... assistant carpenter
Takunda Chingombre .... stand-by props (as Takunda Chingombe)
Abel Dozua .... head carpenter
Naison Kadzere .... carpenter
Roz Knight .... drapes
Richard Kondoza .... head painter
John Kotze .... construction coordinator
Glenys Loader .... art department assistant
Ben Madumo .... standby props (as Ben Maduma)
Cephas Mahatlabita .... assistant set dresser
Dexter Manata .... painter
Casper Mandishwa .... assistant carpenter
Petros Mashonga .... painter
Beverly Mathison .... art department assistant
Darlington Mawere .... assistant set dresser
Shoni Munyaradzi .... assistant carpenter
Giles Mutavayi .... assistant carpenter
Never Nolov .... plasterer
Dudley Pine .... construction coordinator: Bulawayo
Colin Schiff .... construction manager
Peter Takura .... carpenter
Aaron Temba .... plasterer
Sound Department
Ahmed Agrama .... executive in charge of post-production sound
Leonard Araujo .... foley recordist (as Leonardo Araujo)
George Bours .... sound designer
George Bours .... sound mixer
George Bours .... sound supervisor
Tim Chilton .... foley artist
George Dashner .... sound effects editor
R.D. Floyd .... dialogue editor
Richard Maxim Garcia .... foley recordist (as Maxim)
Alan Gerhardt .... sound mixer
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
Eduardo Torres Tornero .... adr director: L.A. (as Eduardo Torres)
Garry Ulmer .... sound editor (as Gary Ulmer)
Garry Ulmer .... sound mixer
Andy van Eeden .... boomswinger
Special Effects by
Gift Nyamandi .... special effects assistant
Graham Early .... stunt double
Gavin Mey .... stunt coordinator
Gillian Warren .... stunt double
Richard Wicksteed .... stunt double
Camera and Electrical Department
Kumbirai Chitanda .... assistant grip
Boniface Chiverengo .... best boy grip (as Boniface Chivurengo)
Wiseman Chiweshe .... best boy electrician
Christopher Dhauka .... assistant grip (as Chris Dhauka)
Peter Du Plessis .... best boy electrician
Simon Francis .... electrician
Gijs Ten Haaft .... key grip
Solomon Lesotho .... general operator (as Soloman Lesothu)
Patrick Lindsell .... focus puller
Peter Malunga .... assistant grip
Samson Mudzamiri .... electrician
Grevas Muzenda .... camera loader: second unit
Trynos Ruzani .... electrician
Karl Schodt .... clapper loader
Lez Smith .... gaffer
Ralph Stutchberry .... camera operator: second unit
Wayne Stutchbury .... focus puller: second unit
Kenneth J. Withers .... camera operator (as Kenneth Withers)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Leigh Bishop .... wardrobe assistant
Electra Garaba .... wardrobe assistant (as Elector Garabha)
Virginia Mzika .... wardrobe assistant
Editorial Department
Sophia Phirippides .... assistant editor
Music Department
Eric Allaman .... orchestrations
Neil Bhatt .... musician: tabla
Meilo Ho .... musician: sitar
James Makubuya .... African percussions and chants
Juliet Nabukka .... african percussions and chants
Annette Nakku .... african percussions and chants
Terry Wilson .... music editor
Terry Wilson .... music engineer
Transportation Department
Bertram Brown .... driver
Shadrick Chakawa .... driver
Francis Chizanga .... driver
Cox Gavaza .... driver
Ephraim Ghipendo .... driver
Sam Gwese .... driver
Esrom Kagora .... driver
Lovemore Majoni .... driver
Nicholas Makiwa .... driver
Conrad Makuvatsine .... driver
Joseph Mashiri .... driver
Jonah Matsitsiro .... driver
Richard Mudzingwa .... driver
Coaster Mukono .... driver
Dowell Mundandi .... driver
Solomon Munemo .... driver
Shelton Murahwa .... driver
Trucy Nyatsanga .... driver
Coaster Nziramasanga .... transportation captain
Edward Pambura .... driver
Forbes Sango .... driver
Mick Snell .... transport manager
Robson Svovera .... driver
John Tazvitya .... driver
John Zindoga .... driver
Other crew
Jo Bennett .... production secretary
Viv Bristow .... animal trainer
Nan Brown .... production assistant: Sourth Africa
Anthea Bruce .... assistant: Mr. Corcoran
Titus Chikoto .... location assistant (as Titus Chitokodo)
Maureen Conway .... script supervisor
Eliah Fero .... bookkeeper (as Eliah Ferro)
Patience Gwende .... accounts clerk
Anita Hope .... production coordinator
Ashley Joseph .... location coordinator
Shoni Kayitano .... location assistant
Cheryl Latimer .... production coordinator
Michelle Levy .... production secretary
Joanne Manley .... production assistant
Andy Masawe .... production assistant
Kevin McCosco .... technical engineer
Bill McKinney .... wagon master
Elizabeth McKinney .... horse mistress
Kathy Nelligan .... production coordinator: U.S. (as Kathryn Nelligan)
Flip Nicholson .... location manager
Lessie Pennoty .... set nurse
Leonard B. Rosman .... legal services
Graham Sansom .... unit location manager
Sally Smith .... production assistant (as Sally Clifford-Smith)
Beverley Tilly .... publicity representative
Susan Weisenbacher .... caterer (as Susie Wiesenbacher)
Susan Weisenbacher .... caterer

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Netherlands:180 min (PAL DVD) (2 parts) | USA:88 min (compact video version) | UK:180 min (PAL DVD) (2 parts) | 188 min (NTSC DVD) (2 parts)
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Last film of Richard Todd.See more »
Anachronisms: Lestrade & Watson talk about Marconi taking a different ship because the maiden voyage of the "brand new Titanic" was delayed. But the Titanic was not launched until a year after the film is set, and not finished for a year after that.See more »
Sherlock Holmes:Watson, I think you should perform a post-mortem on this woman.
Dr. John Watson:Good God, Holmes, she was ripped apart by crocodiles!
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13 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Fun film ... if you're not an uptight Baker Street Irregular, 12 December 2006
Author: catuus from United States

This is the 2nd of 2 very long TV movies/miniseries featuring two wonderful actors: Christopher Lee as Holmes and Patrick Macnee as Watson. (The following year a 3rd, "Sherlock Holmes in New York", promoted Macnee to Holmes.) Like the first, it has faults and virtues, although ultimately weighted on the side of the latter. As a side note, when shown on TV in this country, this film and its companion were each cut by about a quarter-hour.

However loosely – and it's very, very loosely – this film is related to an old Basil Rathbone film, "Terror by Night". This involves transporting a fabulous diamond, the "Star of Rhodesia", with Holmes overseeing security. "Incident at Victoria Falls" also involves a fabulous diamond, the "Star of Africa". This latter is an actual diamond, although much larger than the gem displayed in the film. That was the Cullinan Diamond, over 300 carats (well over a pound!) in the rough. The Cullinan was eventually cut in to 9 large gems and a goodly number of smaller items. These are all now part of the Crown Jewels.

The film's "Star of Africa", already cut and polished, is – like the Cullinan – going to be transported from South Africa to Britain, where it will be presented to Edward VIII. Mycroft Holmes sends his brother Sherlock to provide security with a plan involving a glass duplicate of the "Star". Yeah. You all know how this turns out: we get to play "diamond, diamond, who's got the diamond?" for the next couple of hours. But it's all in good fun, only slightly spoiled by the banality of the script – I found myself on a number of occasions saying the next highly predictable line before the character who had it. On the bright side, we only get a glimpse of Holmes wearing a deerstalker instead of being constantly treated to that particular wardrobe malfunction.

As for the rest of the cast, there are few that would be much recognized on this side of the Pond. As to characters, it will turn out that one of them is a ringer – not really a fair cop, since we're given no clue that there's anything suspicious about him or her. In the cast, several well-known historical names appear … such as King Edward (played by the estimable Joss Ackland), Lillie Langtree (played by a fine actor, Jenny Seagrove), Theodore Roosevelt (played by the well-known Claude Akins), and Gugliamo Marconi (played by an unknown, Steven Gurney).

The settings for the film are scenic, and the action usually brisk. The train trip from Capetown to Victoria Falls is a lot of fun, enlivened particularly by Claude Akins, who plays Teddy Roosevelt with appropriate and effective swagger and bluster.

The script writers may have assumed the viewer would already know of the relationship between Langtree and Edward VIII – but in any event, this fact never appears in plot or dialogue – not to mention the fact that Ms. Langtree's participation in the story contains elements entirely antithetical to her actual character.

The story takes a number of twists and turns, although Holmes's vade mecum, detection by deduction, sometimes falls by the side of the road. In this respect, the film falls short of the standard set by the great Basil Rathbone … not to mention the even greater Jeremy Brett.

Well, no film is perfect. This one is a good evening's entertainment, over 3 hours long. While the cast is generally average, Lee and Macnee give the entire film centrality and impetus. The trick here is not to mind the various little problems and go along for the ride. It's a pretty good one, especially the railroad.

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