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Sherlock Holmes 

The adventures of master detective Sherlock Holmes as he and his assistant, Dr. Watson--and, somewhat reluctantly, the bumbling Inspector Lestrade--battle criminals in London.
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Series cast summary:
Ronald Howard Ronald Howard ...  Sherlock Holmes 39 episodes, 1954-1955
Howard Marion-Crawford ...  Dr. John H. Watson 39 episodes, 1954-1955
Archie Duncan Archie Duncan ...  Inspector Lestrade / ... 31 episodes, 1954-1955
Richard Larke Richard Larke ...  Sgt. Wilkins / ... 16 episodes, 1954-1955
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Based on the characters created by Arthur Conan Doyle: Dr. John Watson returns from Afghanistan, and decides to share lodgings in Baker Street with Sherlock Holmes, an acquaintance of one of Watson's own friends. Not long afterward, Holmes brings Watson with him when he solves a murder case that has confused Inspector Lestrade. Watson soon becomes Holmes's friend, assistant, and chronicler, as the private detective takes on one baffling case after another. Written by Snow Leopard

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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

18 October 1954 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mestarisalapoliisi Sherlock Holmes See more »

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Guild Films See more »
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Runtime:

(39 episodes)

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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Many of the episodes were directed by Steve Previn, the brother of composer André Previn. See more »

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Version of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1984) See more »

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A marvellous find
31 July 2007 | by petejgarbettSee all my reviews

I found a boxed set of 25 of these films on 5 discs in The Works, the British remaindered books outlet, a year ago. (I don't think you have remaindered books in the USA - they're pulped, due to different laws.) The DVD set was produced by a Dutch firm, and not re-mastered - but the films are in quite good condition. They were made first in the year of my birth, 1954, so I did some research to find out why I had never seen them. I had seen episodes from every other British TV Holmes series, and heard, through archive material, episodes from every British and American radio series.

All became clear: they were never shown in Britain! Even though most of the actors were British, with a handful of Americans and French - the series was shot in France - the series was made by an American producer for US TV.

Most stories are good, some are excellent, some are terrible, and some are from the canon, with altered titles for some unfathomable reason (The Engineer's Thumb becomes The Shoeless Engineer, The Greek Interpreter becomes The French Interpreter).

Nine marks instead of ten because of the three or four awful ones - a Red Indian sets up his wigwam inside 221B Baker Street in one of them! I'm glad I walked into that shop. I might never have known about this series otherwise! Enjoy.


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