Sherlock Holmes: Season 1, Episode 3

The Case of the Pennsylvania Gun (1 Nov. 1954)

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Holmes and Watson travel to Sussex to investigate the murder of Squire Douglas, who was shot to death in a sealed-up castle, with only two apparent suspects.

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Dr. John H. Watson (as H. Marion Crawford)
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Mac Leod (as Russel Waters)
Maurice Teynac ...
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As Holmes and Watson are discussing a newspaper account of the recent murder of Squire Douglas, a message comes from the inspector in charge of the case, asking for Holmes's help. They travel to Sussex, and visit the castle where the crime occurred. The murder was committed with an unusual weapon, a sawed-off shotgun made in Pennsylvania, in the USA. When Douglas was shot, the castle was sealed up, and there seem to be only two possible suspects. But Holmes quickly realizes that the situation is more complicated than it looks. Written by Snow Leopard

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Messenger: [to Holmes and Watson] Mad as a March Hare, that's what you two are!
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Too clever by half
3 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one of a very light weight series of Sherlock Holmes stories produced by the BBC in the 1950s. It is played for comedy and cleverness, rather than mystery and genius.

The story is thin, the settings atmospheric and the players know they are not playing for posterity.

The dialog emphasizes cleverness, with everybody having an opportunity to be the witty one.

The writers, through Ronald Howard clearly provide the role model for John Steed in the Original Avengers with his waaay witty delivery.

Watson (Crawford) is suitably buffoonish and, as is often the case, has the last of a scene with some sort of puffing expression, signaling to us that he is exasperated, having been the butt of yet another gag.

For the discerning eye, there is a clear familial connection to British Film (especially The Ealing Studios style) and we detect connections to such shows as Follow That Man.

An interesting, if minor, chapter in the history of the television detective show, and the various Sherlock Homles projects.


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