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Sherlock Holmes 

The adventures of master detective Sherlock Holmes as he and his assistant, Dr. Watson--and, somewhat reluctantly, the bumbling Inspector Lestrade--battle criminals in London.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Ronald Howard Ronald Howard ...  Sherlock Holmes 39 episodes, 1954-1955
Howard Marion-Crawford ...  Dr. John H. Watson 39 episodes, 1954-1955
Archie Duncan Archie Duncan ...  Inspector Lestrade / ... 31 episodes, 1954-1955
Richard Larke Richard Larke ...  Sgt. Wilkins / ... 16 episodes, 1954-1955
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Storyline

Based on the characters created by Arthur Conan Doyle: Dr. John Watson returns from Afghanistan, and decides to share lodgings in Baker Street with Sherlock Holmes, an acquaintance of one of Watson's own friends. Not long afterward, Holmes brings Watson with him when he solves a murder case that has confused Inspector Lestrade. Watson soon becomes Holmes's friend, assistant, and chronicler, as the private detective takes on one baffling case after another. Written by Snow Leopard

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 October 1954 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Шерлок Холмс See more »

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Production Co:

Guild Films See more »
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Runtime:

(39 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Many of the episodes were directed by Steve Previn, the brother of composer André Previn. See more »

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Spoofed in Deduce, You Say (1956) See more »

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I Laughed, I Loved
18 November 2005 | by sadiebabySee all my reviews

Howard is a believable Holmes, he carries off an almost absentminded humour in his portrayal of Sherlock. He is second in my book only to Jeremy Brett (except Howard has better hair, rather curly, which I found attractive).

The writing and dialogue was well done and charming. Howard and Crawford play off each other beautifully, and obviously enjoy their roles.

Some of the camera angles in this show are awful, but only add to the comedy (at least to me). It seemed a little too obvious at times that some actors were shot independently of the rest of the scene, and jumped places.

In short I laughed a lot at it all, and loved every minute of it. If you haven't, go buy this show.


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