Sherlock Holmes tracks down a murderer who uses a young girl to lure victims to empty houses, where they are killed.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Ronald Howard ...
Dr. John H. Watson (as H. Marion Crawford)
Archie Duncan ...
Amy Dalby ...
Mrs. Enid
Margaret Martini
Jean Ozenne ...
George Martini
Richard Larke ...
Sergeant Wilkins (as K. Richard Larke)
Billy Beck ...
Michele Wright ...


A young girl tells a man that she is lost, gives him an address, and asks him to take her home. Later, a father and daughter come to consult Sherlock Holmes, telling him that the daughter's fiancé has disappeared, after sending a note that he was helping a lost little girl. Holmes believes that the case is the latest in a series that includes seven other disappearances in similar circumstances. Holmes and Watson trace the missing man's movements, which leads them to an apparently empty house. After a brief search, they discover the dead body of the missing man in the fireplace. It soon becomes clear that a murderer has killed several victims after luring them to various unoccupied homes. Written by Snow Leopard

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Crime | Drama | Mystery




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20 December 1954 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Today was the first time I saw this film that I acted in as a girl
26 November 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

In 1954 my father worked in Paris for UNESCO and met Nicole Milinaire who was looking for an English speaking young girl to take part in a TV film for the American market. My father volunteered me. I can't say that I was thrilled with the prospect not having done anything like that before. But my protests were ignored and I was set to at learning the words, fitted for a costume, put through my paces with the cast and supervised by a chaperone. I was paid a two figure sum for my part in this production. I remember the cast I was most closely associated with quite well. As a child you remember the silliest things, like the cake that was supposed to be fudge, the birds in the cage, the doll that I carried and the kindness of the 'policeman' and my 'grannie'. The script is kind of simple, the story inspired by the nursery rhyme of Old Mother Hubbard who went to the cupboard and found it bare so went about killing gentlemen so she could rob them to give her grand daughter a future. The sets are pretty basic, the location obviously french and acting is wooden at times but this chance discovery of something that happened 56 years ago has brought loads of memories back. Michele Findlay nee Wright

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