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Sherlock Holmes and the Leading Lady (1991)

1910. Mycroft Holmes asks his brother Sherlock and Dr. Watson to travel to Vienna and find the stolen plans and prototype for an electromagnetic bomb detonator. Once there, they are ... See full summary »

Director:

Peter Sasdy

Writers:

Bob Shayne (written for television by) (as Bob Shane), H.R.F. Keating (written for television by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Lee ... Sherlock Holmes
Patrick Macnee ... Dr. Watson
Morgan Fairchild ... Irene Frances Adler
John Bennett ... Dr. Sigmund Freud
Engelbert Humperdinck ... Eberhardt Bohm
Tom Lahm ... Elliott Ness
Ronald Hines Ronald Hines ... Sir Reginald Cholmondley
Nicholas Gecks Nicholas Gecks ... Michael Simpson-Makepeace
Jenny Quayle ... Lady Violet Cholmondley
Michael Siberry ... Franz Winterhauser
Dominic Jephcott ... Major Von Bork
Frank Middlemass ... Dr. Froelich
Charlotte Attenborough Charlotte Attenborough ... Margaret Froelich
James Bree ... Franz Dietrich
John Gower John Gower ... Count Helmut Giddings
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Storyline

1910. Mycroft Holmes asks his brother Sherlock and Dr. Watson to travel to Vienna and find the stolen plans and prototype for an electromagnetic bomb detonator. Once there, they are reunited with Irene Adler, who has once more taken up her former profession as an opera singer. Written by The TV Archaeologist

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Language:

English

Release Date:

20 May 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sherlock Holmes and the Merry Widow See more »

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Runtime:

(NTSC DVD) (2 parts)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (Rankcolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Sir Christopher Lee appeared in at least six Sir Arthur Conan Doyle filmed adaptations or related filmed productions. They are: The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959), Sherlock Holmes and the Deadly Necklace (1962), The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1970), this movie, Sherlock Holmes: Incident at Victoria Falls (1992), and the "The Leather Funnel" episode of Orson Welles' Great Mysteries (1973). See more »

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The tune still used as Germany's national national anthem was originally used by Austria-Hungary, so it's use to introduce the Emperor at the ball is not an error. See more »

Quotes

Sherlock Holmes: Well I hope the Emperor Franz Joseph's desire for peace rub off on his ally, the Kaizer.
Mycroft Holmes: My own calculations suggest that a war of world wide proportions would have begun, had you not succeeded.
Dr. Watson: Absurd! Needless alarmism.
Mycroft Holmes: Doctor, I hope you're right. Good day.
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Connections

Followed by Sherlock Holmes: Incident at Victoria Falls (1992) See more »

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Mediocre Sherlock Holmes pastiche
11 March 2009 | by rose-294See all my reviews

Not really good, but not really terrible either. Starring Christopher Lee as aged Holmes, Patrick MacNee as Watson and Morgan Fairchild as theatre diva Irene Adler, this TV production has respectable but anodyne BBC costume drama look and so-so mystery. Script by Bob Shayne and British crime fiction writer H R F Keating is a bit dull, direction by Peter Sasdy lacks lushness of Twins of Evil (1971). Polluted by some atrocious dialogue, like "witty" (read: juvenile) mockery of gluttons - in Freudian terms, I am not in anal state to enjoy such antics - and enlivened by cameos from famous historical persons, this is a mediocre pastiche.


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