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The Sign of Four (1983)

Not Rated | | Crime, Mystery | TV Movie 7 December 1983
Hired by a young lady, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson investigate the strange recent deaths of her missing father's friends from the army, as well as the whereabouts of the Great Mogul, the second-largest diamond in the world.

Director:

Desmond Davis

Writers:

Arthur Conan Doyle (novel) (as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle), Charles Edward Pogue (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ian Richardson ... Sherlock Holmes
David Healy ... Dr. John Watson
Thorley Walters ... Major John Sholto
Cherie Lunghi ... Mary Morstan
Joe Melia ... Jonathan Small
Terence Rigby ... Inspector Layton
Clive Merrison ... Bartholomew Sholto
Richard Heffer ... Thaddeus Sholto
John Pedrick John Pedrick ... Tonga
Michael O'Hagan Michael O'Hagan ... Mordecai Smith
Robert Russell ... Williams
John Benfield ... McMurdo
Moti Makan Moti Makan ... Lal Rao
Kate Binchy Kate Binchy ... Maid
Gordon Rollings ... Mr. Sherman
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Hired by a young lady, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson investigate the strange recent deaths of her missing father's friends from the army, as well as the whereabouts of the Great Mogul, the second-largest diamond in the world.

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Crime | Mystery

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Trivia

Thorley Walters, who had played Dr. Watson in several different projects, replaced Trevor Howard as Major John Sholto, marking the final time Walters would play a character in the Sherlock Holmes canon on screen. See more »

Goofs

The police inspector played by Terence Rigby is named "Layton", but was supposed to be the more famous Inspector Lestrade. You can clearly see Ian Richardson and the other actors mouthing the name "Lestrade" throughout the production, but for some reason they were all dubbed over with "Layton". See more »

Connections

Version of Sherlock Holmes Solves the Sign of the Four (1913) See more »

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Gentlemen, the game's afoot
23 February 2000 | by helpless_dancerSee all my reviews

Holmes and Watson are called in to investigate a crime involving a year old murder and a box of priceless jewels. Holmes must deal with an ex-con and his murderous companion, who are bent on revenge and the retrieval of a large missing diamond. Another good Holmes adventure.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 December 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sherlock Holmes: The Sign of Four See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK

Company Credits

Production Co:

Mapleton Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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