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Sherlock Holmes: Incident at Victoria Falls (1992)

King Edward ask Sherlock Holmes to perform one more task before his retirement: to safeguard the Star of Africa on a trip to Cape Town. Soon the fabled jewel is stolen and several people end up being murdered.


Bill Corcoran


Gerry O'Hara (story), Bob Shayne (teleplay)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Lee ... Sherlock Holmes
Patrick Macnee ... Dr. John Watson
Jenny Seagrove ... Lillie Langtry
Joss Ackland ... King Edward
Richard Todd ... Lord Roberts
Claude Akins ... Theodore Roosevelt
John Indi John Indi ... Khumalo
Steven Gurney Steven Gurney ... Gugliamo Marconi (as Stephen Gurney)
Sunitha Singh Sunitha Singh ... Maharani
Anthony Fridjhon Anthony Fridjhon ... Constantine Mavropolis
Claudia Udy Claudia Udy ... Amelia Roosevelt Morrison
Neil McCarthy Neil McCarthy ... Captain James Morrison / Colonel Morrison
Pat Pillai Pat Pillai ... Chandra Sen (as Pat Pillay)
Dale Cutts Dale Cutts ... Superintendent Henry Van Meer
Alan Coates Alan Coates ... Stanley I. Bullard


King Edward ask Sherlock Holmes to perform one more task before his retirement: to safeguard the Star of Africa on a trip to Cape Town. Soon the fabled jewel is stolen and several people end up being murdered.

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Release Date:

24 May 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sherlock Holmes and the Incident at Victoria Falls See more »

Filming Locations:

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe See more »

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(PAL DVD) (2 parts) | (compact video) | (PAL DVD) (2 parts) | (NTSC DVD) (2 parts)

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Claude Akins appeared as President Teddy Roosevelt in Incident at Victoria Falls and also in The Gambler Returns: The Luck of the Draw. See more »


Lestrade & Watson talk about Marconi taking a different ship because the maiden voyage of the "brand new Titanic" was delayed. But the Titanic was not launched until a year after the film is set, and not finished for a year after that. See more »


Dr. John Watson: Which means?
Sherlock Holmes: Son of pig.
Dr. John Watson: Really? I wouldn't expect a lady of any caste to say such a thing.
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Crazy Credits

No mention of Arthur Conan Doyle. The curious incident of the dog at night. See more »


Follows Sherlock Holmes and the Leading Lady (1991) See more »

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Decent and original Holmes film
19 January 2009 | by Prof-Hieronymos-GrostSee all my reviews

On the eve of his retirement to bee keeping heaven, Sherlock Holmes is summoned to the palace, where King Edward requests one last mission for the super sleuth, to travel to Sth Africa and protect the Star of Africa diamond from those who would claim it as their own. The film is hardly of Doyle quality but what it lacks in authenticity it makes up for in a Sunday afternoon mystery kind of way. At 3 hours long every situation is used to the max and the film has some good set pieces. Christopher Lee is not the ideal Holmes, he's a little too nice, he even has tome to flirt with women…..Bah Partick Macnee as Watson is out of the bumbling Nigel Bruce school of Watson's and is quite likable. The film doesn't take itself too seriously however and is played for laughs on many occasions.

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