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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson: Mortal Fight 

Smertelnaya skhvatka (original title)
After upsetting the criminal underground in 'the Master Blackmailer' case, Sherlock Holmes has to face his archenemy: Prof. Moriarty.


Igor Maslennikov


Arthur Conan Doyle (stories), Vladimir Valutskiy (screenplay)




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Vasiliy Livanov ... Sherlock Holmes
Vitali Solomin ... Dr. Watson
Rina Zelyonaya ... Mrs. Hudson
Borislav Brondukov ... Inspector Lestrade
Valentina Panina
Viktor Yevgrafov ... Professor James Moriarty
Boris Ryzhukhin
Boris Klyuev ... Mycroft Holmes
Nikolai Kryukov ... Colonel Sebastian Moran
Aleksey Kozhevnikov ... Mr. Murray
Ignat Leyrer ... Peter Steiler, Jr.
Igor Andronnikov Igor Andronnikov ... (as I. Andronnikov)
Igor Dmitriev ... Inspector Gregson
Anatoliy Podshivalov ... (as A. Podshivalov)
Yury Eller ... (as Yu. Eller)


After upsetting the criminal underground in 'the Master Blackmailer' case, Sherlock Holmes has to face his archenemy: Prof. Moriarty.

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Crime | Drama | Mystery




Soviet Union



Release Date:

September 1980 (Soviet Union) See more »

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(3 parts)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Sherloka Kholmsa strikes again.
30 December 2008 | by chaos-rampantSee all my reviews

Following DUEL TO THE DEATH, this installment in the Russian Sherlock Holmes series finds bereaved Dr. Watson back in London after Holmes' assumed death in the Swiss mountains, where he becomes the primary suspect in the assassination of a young gambler. Although Professor Moriarty was plunged to his death in his "duel to the death" with Sherlock Holmes in the end of the previous movie, his underlings are still large at work it seems. Another quality, intriguing and stylish entry in the consistently enjoyable Soviet rendition of A. C. Doyle's stories. A few holes in logic like Lestrade's suspicion of Dr. Watson as the murderer slightly detract from it, yet even though the charismatic Vasili Livanov as Holmes is absent from the first half of the movie, it still remains dark and suspenseful.

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