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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
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)
"The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson: Mortal Fight" - International (English title) (informal literal title)
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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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Sherlock Holmes takes on Professor Moriarty in a Duel to the Death, 26 December 2008
Author: chaos-rampant from Greece

Serving as a mid-season cliffhanger of sorts for the Russian Sherlock Holmes saga, Duel to the Death (or Mortal Fight according to IMDb) finds the sharp-witted detective following on the letter signed with an "M" made of swords that he received in the end of the previous entry by a woman whose husband died under mysterious circumstances. He discovers that the letters contain the member list of a dangerous criminal organization lead by one Professor Moriarty, the mastermind behind London's underworld. Following his discovery, the 221 Baker Street apartment is burnt, and Holmes with Dr. Watson find themselves on the run for their lives, seeking hideout in Switzerland. Climaxing with the titular duel between Holmes and a black-clad Moriarty (or is he?) atop the Swiss mountains and ending with a cliffhanger of sorts, this is one of the strongest episodes the series has to offer.

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