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Sherlock Holmes (15 Nov. 1981)

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Prof. Moriarity returns to kill Sherlock Holmes, and unleashes a complex and clever plan to lure the great detective to his death.



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Episode credited cast:
Sherlock Holmes
Richard Woods ...
George Morfogen ...
Laurie Kennedy ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Louis Beachner ...
Robert Brolli ...
Yusef Bulos ...
William Duell ...
Hugo N. Furst ...
Cab man
Jennifer Harmon ...
Mrs. Smeedley
Frank Maraden ...
Michael Quill ...


Prof. Moriarity returns to kill Sherlock Holmes, and unleashes a complex and clever plan to lure the great detective to his death.

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15 November 1981 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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This production was produced by the Williamstown Theatre Festival as a stage play. It was filmed for television by A&E as one of their 'A&E Stage' attempts to support arts and cultural performances. Unfortunately, the melodramatic acting style that works in a 600-seat theater didn't translate well to the media of television, particularly in close-ups. See more »


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The Difinitive Sherlock Holmes
17 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As Sherlock Holmes, Frank Langella is not only convincing, but actually makes the character believable, and not so much of a "Super Hero." One sees the true inner man of Holmes, his foibles, addiction, and frustrations as Conan-Doyle wrote him. In this film, Langella breathes life into the dusty super-sleuth and gives substance to his relationship with Watson and Moriarty. The portrayal of Holmes and his frustration with the violin and in his opinion, his inadequacies to master it, are not only convincing but realistic. Langella has a way of making one feel they are interacting with him in person and not viewing him on the sliver screen. To see more of this most excellent actor, I heartily recommend seeing Frank Langella as "Dracula," filmed in 1979. To me Mr. Langella is the definitive Sherlock Holmes, and the absolute romantic Dracula. Cheers!

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