Sherlock Holmes (1954–1955)
18 Oct. 1954The Case of the Cunningham Heritage
Dr. John Watson meets private detective Sherlock Holmes, and assists him in solving a case that has confused Inspector Lestrade.
25 Oct. 1954The Case of Lady Beryl
Lady Beryl confesses to a murder that was committed at her home, but Sherlock Holmes is convinced that she is innocent.
1 Nov. 1954The Case of the Pennsylvania Gun
Holmes and Watson travel to Sussex to investigate the murder of Squire Douglas, who was shot to death in a sealed-up castle, with only two apparent suspects.
8 Nov. 1954The Case of the Texas Cowgirl
A cowgirl from a visiting rodeo show asks Sherlock Holmes to help her when she discovers a dead man in her hotel room.
15 Nov. 1954The Case of the Belligerent Ghost
When Dr. Watson thinks that he has seen a ghost, it puts Sherlock Holmes on a trail that leads to a crime at an art museum.
22 Nov. 1954The Case of the Shy Ballerina
Dr. Watson accidentally comes home from his club with another man's coat, providing an important clue when the other man is murdered late that same night.
29 Nov. 1954The Case of the Winthrop Legend
Sherlock Holmes seeks a rational explanation for the Winthrop family legend, which foretells the death of any family member who unexpectedly finds silver coins in his possession.
6 Dec. 1954The Case of the Blind Man's Bluff
The only clue at the site of two grisly murders is a chicken's foot. Baffled, Insp. Lestrade goes to Sherlock Holmes for assistance.
13 Dec. 1954The Case of Harry Crocker
Vaudeville escape artist Harry Crocker turns to Sherlock Holmes for help when he is accused of strangling a chorus girl.
20 Dec. 1954The Mother Hubbard Case
Sherlock Holmes tracks down a murderer who uses a young girl to lure victims to empty houses, where they are killed.
27 Dec. 1954The Case of the Red Headed League
Sherlock Holmes investigates a strange story told to him by a shopkeeper, who claims to have been a member of the 'League of Red-Headed Men' until it unexpectedly dissolved.
3 Jan. 1955The Case of the Shoeless Engineer
Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are spending a restful day in the country, when they encounter a badly injured man who is carrying an unconscious young woman. They take the pair back to their flat in London, and after Dr. Watson has treated them, the man explains what has happened to them. He is Haterley, a hydraulic engineer with a business of his own. He had been hired by Colonel Stark and an associate, who wanted him to fix a large hydraulic press for them. He was taken to the colonel's country home, where their housekeeper tried frantically to warn him about Stark....
10 Jan. 1955The Case of the Split Ticket
Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson return to their flat to find Brian O'Casey waiting for them. The over-excited O'Casey struggles to get his points across, but eventually he explains how he, his friend Albert, and a young woman whom he met in a bakery shop shared the price of a sweepstakes ticket, tearing the ticket into three pieces, one for each of them to hold. Their number won, and they each stand to win 8,000 pounds. But now Albert has disappeared, and unless the other two can find him by midnight, the ticket will expire, and then they won't be able to collect their...
17 Jan. 1955The Case of the French Interpreter
Dr. Watson urgently fetches Sherlock Holmes from his club, and brings him to see a French interpreter who urgently needs the detective. The interpreter, M. Dubec, explains how his services were requested by a man named Lattimer, who then abducted him and took him to an unknown location. There Dubec was asked to persuade a Frenchman to sign some papers for Lattimer and an associate, so that they can gain control over his sister's wealth. The case becomes more urgent when the criminals find out about Dubec's meeting with Holmes, and once again take him to their hidden ...
24 Jan. 1955The Case of the Singing Violin
Betty is being tormented by apparent hallucinations, the latest of which she refers to as a 'singing violin'. Her stepfather brings her fiancé to see her in this condition, and he tells the young man that there can be no wedding, because Betty is going to be declared insane. The fiancé goes to consult Sherlock Holmes, but he is murdered before he can see the detective. When Inspector Lestrade consults Holmes about the murder, Holmes recognizes the name of the dead man and also of the step-father, who is the lone surviving partner in a large tea and spice business. ...
31 Jan. 1955The Case of the Greystone Inscription
Millicent Channing comes to consult Sherlock Holmes because her fiancé John has disappeared. John has recently been absorbed in his historical study, believing that he has made an important discovery. All that Millicent knows about it is that John was planning to see Sir Thomas Greystone. She tells Holmes about her visit to Greystone Castle, where she was received coldly by the Greystones, and was told that they had never seen John. Holmes proceeds to John's flat to look at his research papers, and he finds a copy of a historical inscription that he then takes with ...
7 Feb. 1955The Case of the Laughing Mummy
Sherlock Holmes helps one of Dr. Watson's old friends by explaining the source of an odd noise in the man's home, but in doing so Holmes uncovers a more serious mystery.
14 Feb. 1955The Case of the Thistle Killer
Sherlock Holmes helps Scotland Yard to track down a killer who has been leaving three thistles next to each of the women he has murdered.
21 Feb. 1955The Case of the Vanished Detective
When Sherlock Holmes disappears, Dr. Watson and Inspector Lestrade begin a search that leads them to a small shop.
28 Feb. 1955The Case of the Careless Suffragette
A zealous suffragette acquires a bomb shaped like a croquet ball, intending only to draw attention to her cause, but it is switched with a real croquet ball and explodes, killing a member of Parliament.
7 Mar. 1955The Case of the Reluctant Carpenter
Sherlock Holmes races against time in order to find the location of a bomb that was planted somewhere in London by an extortionist.
14 Mar. 1955The Case of the Deadly Prophecy
Holmes and Watson are called to a boy's school in Belgium. It seems that a young student has gotten into the habit of writing the names of faculty members on the steps of a nearby church, and shortly afterwards person whose name has been written down is found dead.
4 Apr. 1955The Case of the Christmas Pudding
When a serial killer is sentenced to death, he issues a threat that he will kill Sherlock Holmes before he himself is executed.
11 Apr. 1955The Case of the Night Train Riddle
A young boy and his father are traveling on a train, and after they have a fight, the boy runs out of the compartment and seems to have vanished into thin air. Although his governess thinks he has simply run away, Holmes begins to suspect something a bit more serious, and his investigation leads him to a nearby circus.
18 Apr. 1955The Case of the Violent Suitor
"Aunt Lottie", an advice columnist who is actually a man named Alex Doogle, advises a young woman to break up with her violent fiancé, Jack Murdock. The groom-to-be pretends to be wealthy to mask his motive of acquiring the wealth of his intended bride. He finds Doogle, severely beats him and threatens his life. Doogle turns to Sherlock Holmes, both for his own protection and to save the young woman from her crazed fiancé.
25 Apr. 1955The Case of the Baker Street Nursemaids
A baby is left on Holmes' and Watson's doorstep. The child turns out to be the son of a missing French scientist. When Watson is later brutally attacked and the baby kidnapped, the detectives must find the baby and its father and avoid an international scandal.
2 May 1955The Case of the Perfect Husband
Russell Partridge announces to his wife Janet one day that he is in fact a killer who has murdered his six previous wives, and notifies her that she has one day to live and get her affairs in order before he murders her, too. Janet can get no one to believe her tale, except Holmes and Watson, who must devise a plan to trap the killer before Janet's time runs out.
9 May 1955The Case of the Jolly Hangman
A traveling salesman is found hanged in his hotel room. Although the police eventually rule it to be a suicide, his widow thinks otherwise and asks Holmes to investigate the mysterious "suicide" further.
16 May 1955The Case of the Impostor Mystery
While Holmes and Watson are out of London on vacation, someone has taken the opportunity to impersonate Holmes - to a great profit.
23 May 1955The Case of the Eiffel Tower
After a famous criminal is run over and killed by a milk wagon, Insp. Lestrade finds a mysterious coded note in the man's clothing. He asks Holmes to decipher it, and Holmes' subsequent investigation leads him to assume the dead gangster's identity and he follows a trail of clues to Paris.
30 May 1955The Case of the Exhumed Client
Sir Charles Farnsworth is found dead in his mysterious Farnsworth Castle. It turns out that Farnsworth had a clause inserted in this will that his death, no matter what the apparent cause, would be investigated by Sherlock Holmes. Holmes' investigation reveals traces of arsenic in the man's body, and there seems to be no shortage of people who knew Sir Charles who wanted him dead.
6 Jun. 1955The Case of the Impromptu Performance
A condemned man scheduled to hang the next day uses his last request to ask Sherlock Holmes to prove his innocence of the murder for which he is about to be executed.
20 Jun. 1955The Case of the Baker Street Bachelors
A political leader is being blackmailed, and to find the blackmailers, Holmes and Watson join a lonely hearts club. However, things don't go quite as planned, and Holmes winds up getting arrested and thrown in jail.
27 Jun. 1955The Case of the Royal Murder
As payment for solving a case, Holmes and Watson are invited to spend a weekend at an estate in the Balkans. However, their vacation is cut short when another guest, Prince Stefan, is poisoned and their host is accused of the murder. Holmes must find the real killer before he himself becomes the next victim.
4 Jul. 1955The Case of the Haunted Gainsborough
Malcolm MacGregan will lose his family's Scottish castle if he can't make the mortgage payment, by midnight.
11 Jul. 1955The Case of the Neurotic Detective
Watson believes Holmes is a criminal master-mind, but all is not as it seems.
18 Jul. 1955The Case of the Unlucky Gambler
A young boy shows up at Baker Street, asking for Holmes' help in finding his missing father. Holmes' investigation reveals that the man is a gambler on the run from his creditors, and the team begins to make the rounds of the seedy gambling underworld in search of the boy's father.
19 Sep. 1955The Case of the Diamond Tooth
Whole walking along the banks of the River Thames, Watson finds a diamond tooth. The article takes on more meaning later, however, when Holmes learns that the body of a murder victim had been discovered near where Watson found the tooth.
17 Oct. 1955The Case of the Tyrant's Daughter
A chemist is accused of the murder of his fiancé's stepfather, who was determined to keep the two apart. Although there is mounting evidence of the chemist's guilt, Holmes is requested by the old man's housekeeper to investigate the case, as she believes the young man to be innocent.