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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

Executive Producer Harry Alan Towers has said in interviews his first choices for Dr. Watson were Gordon Jackson and Nigel Stock, but he soon found out that both men had died. See more »

Goofs

In an early scene, a reflection of the mic can be scene in a cabinet with glass doors. It is slowly withdrawn from sight before the scene is over. See more »

Quotes

Sherlock Holmes: I think you should go to Viena yourself, Mycroft.
Mycroft Holmes: Come, Sherlock, you very well know that I am not the man to run here and there, to cross-question witnesses, to lie on my face with a lens to my eye, no! The preservation of the civilized world is at stake, and you, and you alone can save it.
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Connections

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

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Better than you might think
24 May 2005 | by dphelan-1See all my reviews

Some readers seem to think Morgan Fairchild was wrong as Irene Adler ( Norton) but I think she was just right. Irene is an American and she is supposed to be a looker and a flamboyant actress. Morgan has those qualities in spades. Despite age differences ( which may have existed in the original story too), I think Lee and Fairchild have a chemistry. The rest of the plot was also not bad. MacNee is a little too goofy as Watson. I prefer the more dignified portrayals of John Mills, David Burke, Edward Hardwicke and even Colin Blakely. MacNee is too much in the Nigel Bruce mold. I wish that more "Golden Years" stories about Holmes had been made. As it is we must content ourselves with this one and "Victoria Falls". The mix of real characters with the fictional was very "Ragtime". Lee was outstanding as Holmes


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