Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are spending a restful day in the country, when they encounter a badly injured man who is carrying an unconscious young woman. They take the pair back to ... See full summary »

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Ronald Howard ...
Sherlock Holmes
Howard Marion-Crawford ...
Dr. John H. Watson (as H. Marion Crawford)
Archie Duncan ...
June Shelley ...
Ruth Connors (as June Elliott)
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Victor Haterly
Richard Warner ...
Col. Lysander Stark
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Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are spending a restful day in the country, when they encounter a badly injured man who is carrying an unconscious young woman. They take the pair back to their flat in London, and after Dr. Watson has treated them, the man explains what has happened to them. He is Haterley, a hydraulic engineer with a business of his own. He had been hired by Colonel Stark and an associate, who wanted him to fix a large hydraulic press for them. He was taken to the colonel's country home, where their housekeeper tried frantically to warn him about Stark. After a tumultuous encounter, he and the housekeeper had barely escaped with their lives. From other details, Holmes deduces that Stark was involved in counterfeiting. Holmes, Watson, and Inspector Lestrade then set out to finish the case. Written by Snow Leopard

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3 January 1955 (USA)  »

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In the original story, The Adventure of the Engineer's Thumb, of which this episode is largely a faithful adaptation, Victor Hatherly loses a thumb not his shoe during his escape. See more »

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The Foot Wasn't in the Shoe
23 September 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A reasonable outing about a young engineer and a woman who is discovered by Holmes and Watson as they visit the great outdoors. The man is beaten and the girl is unconscious. They are brought to London to 221B Baker Street. There, the man tells the story. It seems he is an expert on hydraulics. He was hired to repair a press. The man who hires him has a henchman, a European. He also has a heart condition that limits his activities. It turns out that the press has been used to make counterfeit coins. The young woman, who is a housekeeper and mute, keeps warning him away. Suspicious, he begins snooping and finds himself in the press, ready to be crushed by the huge machine. I will not spoil things but it is reasonably suspenseful and a decent enough story.


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