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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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Cast

Series cast summary:
Vasiliy Livanov ...  Sherlock Holmes 2 episodes, 1980
Vitali Solomin ...  Dr. Watson 2 episodes, 1980
Rina Zelyonaya ...  Mrs. Hudson 2 episodes, 1980
Mariya Solomina ...  Helen Stoner / ... 2 episodes, 1980
Gennadiy Bogachyov Gennadiy Bogachyov 2 episodes, 1980
Fyodor Odinokov 2 episodes, 1980
Catherine Schell 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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Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

22 March 1980 (Soviet Union) See more »

Also Known As:

Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson: The Acquaintance See more »

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Lenfilm Studio See more »
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Runtime:

| (2 parts)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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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Sherlock Holmes rides again - in the USSR this time.
24 December 2008 | by chaos-rampantSee all my reviews

Vasili Livanov dons the deerskin cap for the first time in the Russian series "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson" and does an excellent job at it. The movie begins with the titular acquaintance between Holmes and Dr. Watson as Watson, fresh from the East Indies, moves in with Holmes and in the 221 Baker Street apartment. Shenanigans of a mysterious, often baffling nature, lead Watson quite humorously to suspect Holmes as a criminal mastermind of some kind before he reveals himself as a private detective. The ensuing murder mystery involving two sisters, their stepfather and a heritage is not all that good but for an introductory film it's nevertheless solid material. What really stands out is the baroque atmosphere and sets, the cinematic feel for a movie that was practically made for TV and the cinematography that uses heavy blacks and lush colours.


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