Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson meet as boys in an English Boarding school. Holmes is known for his deductive ability even as a youth, amazing his classmates with his abilities. When they discover a plot to murder a series of British business men by an Egyptian cult, they move to stop it.Written by
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When Watson writes up this adventure with Holmes, it's been some time since they last saw one another. Watson nearly paid a visit to Baker Street but didn't but wondered if Holmes had changed at all in time gone by in the novelization. See more »
(at around 28 mins) Holmes admitted himself that Dudley had hidden the fencing trophy inside a vase of "freshly baked and painted ceramic," which, when discovered and dropped intentionally by Holmes to reveal the hidden trophy, it did not leave a trace of paint on Holmes' hand, having nowhere sufficient time to dry, let alone be painted by Dudley so shortly after firing (in the school kitchen's oven). See more »
[Holmes has climbed onto the roof in search of a missing trophy]
This is truly despicable. Imagine, a cultured student acting like a chimpanzee!
He'll probably outgrow it. Oh Mr Snelgrove, he's just having a bit of fun. I'm sure you still remember what fun was?
Fun! Besides, this Holmes boy is too precocious, too egotistical, for his own good. Hell never find that trophy!
I'll wager a guinea he does!
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Throughout the end credits, the action follows a horsedrawn sleigh en route to an unknown destination. In last shot, the audience becomes privy to the surprise identity of the passenger, a key figure in Sherlockiana. See more »
I feel one of the true tests of a good movie is how it holds up over time. Can't believe it has been 18 years since I first viewed this little gem, and it was as good today as in 1985! Among other reasons, the Holmes and Watson characters were obviously cast for their youthful likeness to the characters in the old Basil Rathbone series of movies. Take a good look! This a wonderful penning of the proposed early days of the two and a very original concept. Probably only true Holmes officiandos will see some obvious references to the adult Rathbone character, and these add to the cleverness of this version. Make certain to stay 'til the end of the credits; Sherlock Holmes fans will receive an ingenious clue to the his "future".
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