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The Crucifer of Blood (1991)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | TV Movie 4 November 1991
A beautiful young woman asks Holmes to help her father, a former army captain and hopeless opium addict break free of the curse surrounding a stolen treasure.

Director:

Fraser C. Heston

Writers:

Arthur Conan Doyle (novel), Paul Giovanni (play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Charlton Heston ... Sherlock Holmes
Richard Johnson ... Dr. Watson
Susannah Harker ... Irene St. Claire
Edward Fox ... Alistair Ross
John Castle ... Neville St. Claire
Simon Callow ... Inspector Lestrade
Clive Wood ... Jonathan Small
James Coyle James Coyle ... Birdy Johnson
Kaleem Janjua Kaleem Janjua ... Durga Dass
Stefan Kalipha ... Wali Dad
Lloyd McGuire ... P.C. Hopkins
Kiran Shah ... Tonga
Sidney Livingstone Sidney Livingstone ... Mordecai Smith
Roly Lamas Roly Lamas ... Leper
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Storyline

Beautiful, young Irne St. Claire enlists Holmes' and Watson's help for her father, a former veteran of the Great Indian Mutiny, who has become a hopeless opium addict. His drug dependence is a direct result of guilt and fear arising from a blood pact of secrecy made during the siege of Agra in 1857 in which he was party to the theft of a maharajah's treasure, murder, and betrayal. When an avaricious co-conspirator dies under mysterious circumstances, St. Clair is certain that the curse will strike him next. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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This is one mystery that it NOT elementary, my dear Watson...

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 November 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El crucifijo de sangre See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Charlton Heston had been briefly considered by Walter Mirisch for " The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes " but director Billy Wilder wasn't keen on the idea. Richard Attenborough would have been Doctor Watson. See more »

Quotes

Sherlock Holmes: One big vice in a man leaves no room for smaller ones.
[as Lestrade enters]
Sherlock Holmes: I refer to stupidity.
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Referenced in Honest Trailers: Sherlock Holmes (BBC) (2016) See more »

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enjoyable despite Charlton Heston
17 January 2003 | by helenatepperSee all my reviews

This is a well directed and enjoyable story which captured my attention from the beginning.The cast are effective and there are some neat twists.It looks stunning at times and there is a sense of theatrical sets ( it is based on a stage play) which add another dimension to the visual style. Unfortunately the producers have cast Charlton Heston as Sherlock Holmes and he hampers the credibility of the production.Not because he is a bad actor..far from it.Unfortunately his accent suggests that he comes from that part of the UK known only to American actors and he lacks the sensitivity and intensity that I expect of Holmes. Worth catching on TV


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