When a man is found poisoned in an abandoned building with the word "RACHE" written in blood on the wall. LaStrade confidently declares, "Cherchez la femme!"



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Joe Melia ...
Joey Daly
George A. Cooper ...
William Lucas ...
Edina Ronay ...
Alice Charpentier
Larry Cross ...
Craig Hunter ...
Enoch J. Drebber
Dorothy Edwards ...
Madame Charpentier
Larry Dann ...
Arthur Charpentier
Joseph Stangerson (as Edward Bishop)
Michael Segal ...
Police Constable Rance
Henry Kay ...
Grace Arnold ...
Tony McLaren ...


A corpse is found in an empty house with the word 'Rache' scrawled on the wall next to it. The police arrest a suspect but then a similar murder occurs, proving that they have the wrong man. In exposing the real killer Holmes uncovers a feud stretching back to Salt Lake City and the Mormon community. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Horror | Crime | Drama | Mystery





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23 September 1968 (UK)  »

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pretty good TV adaptation
19 January 2009 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

The body of a man is found dead in a deserted run down house, Inspectors Gregson and Lestrade are both on the case, meanwhile in Baker Street, Holmes(Peter Cushing) is baffling Dr Watson(Nigel Stock) with his deductive powers, which includes his claim that he will be called on to the case. Sure enough he is and he is soon on the case. Pretty decent colour version of Doyle's intricate debut novel, for those not familiar with the tale, it will provide plenty of glorious head scratching Holmes deductions, Good twist in the tale too, that has Holmes having second thoughts on what guilt really is. Cushing and Stock are both really good.

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