Sherlock Holmes (1954–1955)
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The Case of the Texas Cowgirl 

A cowgirl from a visiting rodeo show asks Sherlock Holmes to help her when she discovers a dead man in her hotel room.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Ronald Howard ...
Dr. John H. Watson (as H. Marion Crawford)
Archie Duncan ...
Richard Larke ...
Sergeant Wilkins (as Kenneth Richards)
Lucille Vines ...
Minnie O'Malley


A covered wagon from "Bison Jake's Wild West Rodeo" pulls up outside 221B Baker Street, and cowgirl Minnie O'Malley goes inside to see Sherlock Holmes. She tells the detective that she has found a dead man in her hotel room, apparently killed by a tomahawk that she uses in her act. At her request, Holmes and Dr. Watson move the body to a different room, so that Minnie can avoid a scandal that might cause trouble for her British fiancé. Then, when Inspector Lestrade arrives on the scene to investigate, Holmes proceeds to the business of solving the case. He has already uncovered the crucial clue that there is a second tomahawk at the murder scene. Written by Snow Leopard

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Crime | Drama | Mystery




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8 November 1954 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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When Minnie, Holmes and Watson come out of the front door, nobody closes it. When the wagon leaves, the front door is closed. See more »


[first lines]
Minnie: Wait here, Slim. I'll be down in two shakes.
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Stereotypes Anyone
22 September 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Well, it certainly defies political correctness, not to mention an affront to Sherlock Holmes. A woman from a wild west show finds a body in her room. She goes to home and ingratiates herself with her outrageous Texas being. Holmes finds her charming and she begins to grow on Watson. One should never get too analytical about something like this. MInnie, the young woman, plays it way over the top. She even threatens to shoot Holmes in cold blood because he isn't working out for her. There are some funny acting performances, including the buffoon, Inspector LeStrade and a Native American "gentleman" named Running Water. There is running water in every hotel room, as they say. Anyway, it's Holmes and Watson meet the Old West and the results are quite funny. Most TV series have an occasional tongue-in-cheek episode and I suppose this is one of them.

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