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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

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English

Release Date:

18 October 1954 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Шерлок Холмс See more »

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Guild Films See more »
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(39 episodes)

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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The first, and for over 50 years the only, American television adaptation of Sherlock Holmes. It wasn't until Elementary (2012) that another American version was made. See more »

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Excellent series
7 January 2006 | by dirandausamaSee all my reviews

If you are not so interested in the mysteries, but rather Holmes himself, you will not be disappointed in this series. Whatever it may lack in directing, staging or filming, Ronald Howard makes up for it (Especially when many of the episodes can be found very cheaply.) While it does deviate from Doyle's original stories in fact, it does not deviate in spirit.

There are some moments in which characters such as Dr. Watson and Lestrade are given center stage while Holmes is put to the side, which might disappoint some viewers. Dr. Watson, who is closer to the everyman than Holmes, seems to be the center of attention quite a bit more than some might like. While these might detract from the few episodes which are like this, they do not affect the series as a whole.

Even if it does not become the favorite of any Holmes collector who chances to pick it up, it will at least become an admirable addition to any DVD or memorabilia stronghold.


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