The master sleuth must deal with the menace of Charles Augustus Milverton, an art dealer who has a profitable sideline as a blackmailer with much of London's high society in his grip. Unfortunately, he is no amateur at his line of work and Holmes must use all his cunning and skill in some risky operations to foil this criminal. Written by
Kenneth Chisholm <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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This story features scenes from an all-male production of Gilbert & Sullivan's The Mikado. See more
A Scotland Yard police detective is seen picking up a discarded weapon with a handkerchief which was not a common practice in 1894, when the film was set. Fingerprint detection was not adopted in Britain until 1901, if that was his reason. Actually, the gun was covered in blood and the policeman would seem to desire keeping his hands clean of blood. See more
Surely, it would be better for you to take the substantial sum we offer than to ruin this young woman's career, which can profit you in no way.
Charles Augustus Milverton
There, you're mistaken. An exposure would profit me indirectly to a considerable degree. I have eight or ten similar cases maturing. Ah, if it is circulated that I have made a severe example of Lady Eva, I shall find the rest much more open to reason. Do you see my point?
Music by Claude Debussy
Lyrics by Paul Bourget
Henry G. Chapman (translation) See more