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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson: Mortal Fight (1980) (TV) More at IMDbPro »Priklyucheniya Sherloka Kholmsa i doktora Vatsona: Smertelnaya skhvatka (original title)


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Arthur Conan Doyle (stories)
Vladimir Valutskiy (screenplay)
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Release Date:
1980 (Soviet Union) See more »
After upsetting the criminal underground in 'the Master Blackmailer' case, Sherlock Holmes has to face his archenemy: Prof. Moriarty. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Directed by
Igor Maslennikov 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Arthur Conan Doyle  stories
Vladimir Valutskiy  screenplay

Original Music by
Vladimir Dashkevich 
Cinematography by
Anatoly Lapshov 
Yuri Veksler 
Film Editing by
Lyudmila Obrazumova  (as L. Obrazumova)
Production Design by
Mark Kaplan 
Set Decoration by
V. Sergeyev 
Costume Design by
Nelli Lev  (as N. Lev)
Makeup Department
L. Yeliseyeva .... makeup artist
Production Management
Grigori Prusovsky .... production manager
Sound Department
Boris Andreyev .... sound engineer
Boris Andreyev .... sound
Asya Zvereva .... sound engineer
Asya Zvereva .... sound
Special Effects by
N. Vashchilin .... special effects technician
Nikolay Pavlyuk .... stunt performer
Camera and Electrical Department
Alik Nasyrov .... camera operator (as A. Nasyrov)
Other crew
N. Chirskov .... story editor

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Priklyucheniya Sherloka Kholmsa i doktora Vatsona: Smertelnaya skhvatka" - Soviet Union (original title)
"Mortal Fight" - USA
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Soviet Union:203 min (3 parts) | Soviet Union:65 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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16 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Great, 1 January 2007
Author: klingon-attack from Germany

It has been claimed that Vasili Livanov, the actor who plays Holmes in this excellent Soviet TV series from the 80's, is one of the best Holmes actors. I do not speak Russian but I was able to get hold of a Russian DVD with English subtitles. This episode is a version of "The Final Problem" which is accurately told although there have been some additions and alterations. And yet you can feel that these small alterations do not contradict the spirit of the original story. This TV series is able to portray the atmosphere of the Victorian daily life perfectly as I imagine it and certainly stands on one level with contemporary British productions.

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