Sherlock Holmes: Season 1, Episode 27

The Case of the Perfect Husband (2 May 1955)

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Russell Partridge announces to his wife Janet one day that he is in fact a killer who has murdered his six previous wives, and notifies her that she has one day to live and get her affairs ... See full summary »

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Russell Partridge announces to his wife Janet one day that he is in fact a killer who has murdered his six previous wives, and notifies her that she has one day to live and get her affairs in order before he murders her, too. Janet can get no one to believe her tale, except Holmes and Watson, who must devise a plan to trap the killer before Janet's time runs out. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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This episode opens at the ending of a dinner party. Two men in succession bid their hosts a farewell; the first is not called by name but is credited as Herbert; the second is referred to as John, and is also credited. In order, these men were Richard Watts Jr. and Thomas Quinn Curtiss, both renowned critics. Before the Second World War, Mr. Watts served in this capacity at the 'New York Herald Tribune' and after the war at the 'New York Post'. Thomas Quinn Curtiss was a world respected writer, and critic of film and theater. See more »

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This is about a psychotic who has a foot in the Bluebeard stories and another in Gaslight. The victim is his current, quite beautiful wife. He announces to her after a party that he has killed seven other women and she is going to be the eighth. He even announces when he will kill her. Unfortunately, her pleas are seen as female hysterics (it's another time). Also, the man is an art collector of great repute and he is admired everywhere. He sets her up so that no one will believe her story; no one, that is, except Sherlock Holmes. His keen insights make him suspicious and although he screws up a couple times, he maintains his relentless bloodhound mentality. This is quite suspenseful and the young woman is a very sympathetic heroine. A good mystery and pretty well presented.


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