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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.

Director:

Igor Maslennikov

Writers:

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

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
Aleksandr Zakharov Aleksandr Zakharov ... Ronald Adair
Boris Klyuev ... Mycroft Holmes
Nikolai Kryukov ... Colonel Sebastian Moran
Aleksey Kozhevnikov ... Mr. Murray
Ignat Leyrer ... Peter Steiler, Jr.
I. Andronnikov I. Andronnikov
Igor Dmitriev ... Inspector Gregson
Anatoliy Podshivalov ... (as A. Podshivalov)
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Storyline

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

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Genres:

Crime | Mystery

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Details

Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

1980 (Soviet Union) See more »

Also Known As:

Mortal Fight See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Gosteleradio,Lenfilm Studio See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(3 parts)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Great
1 January 2007 | by klingon-attackSee all my reviews

It has been claimed that Vasili Livanov, the actor who plays Holmes in this excellent Soviet TV series from the 80's, is one of the best Holmes actors. I do not speak Russian but I was able to get hold of a Russian DVD with English subtitles. This episode is a version of "The Final Problem" which is accurately told although there have been some additions and alterations. And yet you can feel that these small alterations do not contradict the spirit of the original story. This TV series is able to portray the atmosphere of the Victorian daily life perfectly as I imagine it and certainly stands on one level with contemporary British productions.


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