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Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson: The Acquaintance 

Sherlok Kholms i doktor Vatson (original title)
Doctor Watson moves in with the eccentric Sherlock Holmes and they get a case to solve. A young heiress seeks Holmes' help when she feels threatened by her brutish stepfather after her sister dies under mysterious circumstances.
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1990   1980  

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Series cast summary:
Vasiliy Livanov ...  Sherlock Holmes 2 episodes, 1980
Vitali Solomin ...  Dr. Watson 2 episodes, 1980
Rina Zelyonaya ...  Mrs. Hudson 2 episodes, 1980
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Doctor Watson moves in with the eccentric Sherlock Holmes and they get a case to solve. A young heiress seeks Holmes' help when she feels threatened by her brutish stepfather after her sister dies under mysterious circumstances.

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Crime | Mystery

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Mariya Solomina, who played Helen Stoner and her twin sister Julia in this film, is the widow of now-deceased Vitali Solomin, who played Dr. Watson in this film. See more »

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Spoofed in Moy nezhno lyubimyy detektiv (1986) See more »

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A Ten, Not a Nine
11 January 2020 | by arthursranchSee all my reviews

OK, maybe the English subtitles aren't perfect. And maybe the foley artist's efforts could be better (or better edited). But the actors, screenplay, directing, sets, and cinematography are the best of all Sherlock Holmes adaptations. Perhaps the single Jeremy Brett episode "The Abbey Grange" matches it for screenplay (Trevor Bowen) and directing (?) and cinematography (note the use of reflections).

The Sherlock Holmes character in the Russian adaptation is logical (but not coldly so), understanding, and, in some sense, warm. He is capable of humorous pranks. In other words, he is not so distant that he seems not quite sane. The Conan Doyle stories portray Holmes as a more unusual person, like the Cumberbatch characterization

The first half of the Acquaintances episode cleverly and amusingly cements the relationship between Holmes and Watson, and introduces Mrs. Hudson as knowledgable and understanding of Holmes' ways. In the second half, Holmes solves a mystery. Spoiler Alert - the English subtitled word "motley" probably should be "mottled."


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Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

2 January 1990 (Hungary) See more »

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| (2 parts)

Sound Mix:

Mono (original version)

Color:

Color (PAL)

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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