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The Adventure of the Speckled Band 

Sherlock Holmes gets the clues he needs to solve a murder, and to prevent another one from occurring, when he finds out that a doctor owns a poisonous snake--the deadly swamp adder.

Director:

Sobey Martin

Writers:

Arthur Conan Doyle (short story), Arthur Conan Doyle (story "The Adventure of the Speckled Band") | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Arthur Shields ... The Bookshop Man
Alan Napier ... Sherlock Holmes
Evelyn Ankers ... Miss Stoner
Melville Cooper ... Dr. John H. Watson
Edgar Barrier ... Dr. Grimesby Roylott
Richard Fraser ... John Armitage
Gail Roberts Gail Roberts ... Jean Stoner
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Storyline

Soon-to-be-married Helen Stoner confides to Holmes that she is in fear for her life. A few years earlier when her sister was engaged to the same man, she died under mysterious circumstances with "the speckled band" being her last words. He brutish stepfather claims that questionable renovations to her room force him to move her into her dead sister's bedroom, and Helen seeks the aid of the Baker Street resident. After her visit Dr. Grimesby Roylott, her bullying stepfather, tries to intimidate Holmes into revealing the purpose of her visit, the Great Detective is more determined to investigate the case. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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Genres:

Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 March 1949 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The first TV project of Alan Napier. See more »

Quotes

Sherlock Holmes: [to Watson] Now we shall wait for our visitor in any form he should come.
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