Soon afterward, when a doctor receives the same objects, he consults with Holmes, Lestrade, and Dr. But practically every stage and screen presentation of the detective is based on the later stories. She does not intend to harm anyone, but the ball becomes exchanged with a real croquet ball. Durant's plans, and they rescue the Durant family. In the early 1940s, Howard gained acting experience in regional theatre, the stage and eventually films; his official debut was in 1947's While the Sun Shines. Holmes is certain that someone has murdered him, using the legend to cover up the truth.
This time, the series was filmed in Poland, and consisted of twenty-four episodes. Durant after her husband is kidnapped. Holmes quickly forms a theory about the murder, and sets out to prove it. That let me print off every traditional pastiche that I could find. When asked as always to explain his deductions, Holmes replied he saw Watson's elbow was wet from leaning on a bar. The mystery itself suffers from being rushed due to the time spent on introducing Holmes and Watson, so we get the bare bones of the mechanics of the crime and solution without much character involvement. Garris 17 October 1955 1955-10-17 Holmes thoroughly investigates the apparent murder of Hammingway in order to save the life of the accused, Mr.
While Watson is with the inspector, word arrives that a murder has been committed at the home of Lord Beryl. Howard Marion Crawford, credited as H. Watson remembers reading in the newspaper that Crocker has escaped from police custody, after being accused of strangling a chorus girl. It turns out that a bank heist is being planned and a great deal of digging is taking place. In Search of My Father: A Portrait of Leslie Howard.
In my interpretation, Holmes is not an infallible, eagle-eyed, out-of-the-ordinary personality, but an exceptionally sincere young man trying to get ahead in his profession. The entire series was to be shot there to save on costs. . Written by Trivia This episode opens at the ending of a dinner party. The trail leads to retired judge Jeremiah Westlake, who had originally sentenced Carson. A little foraging will uncover some of these on YouTube. It soon becomes clear that a murderer has killed several victims after luring them to various unoccupied homes.
. . Watson soon becomes Holmes's friend, assistant, and chronicler, as the private detective takes on one baffling case after another. Holmes believes that the case is the latest in a series that includes seven other disappearances in similar circumstances. John Winthrop also scoffs at the legend, but that same night he is found dead at the foot of the staircase. While Watson is with the inspector, word arrives that a murder has been committed at the home of Lord Beryl.
Watson returns to the Baker Street flat in a state of great agitation. Unusually, it begins with a scene involving the supporting characters, and here and later the trick of showing the murders committed but not who commits them is very dramatic, increases the tension of the plot, and underscores the seriousness of the murders. Marion Crawford vacillates believably between his suspicion that Lestrade is right this time and his loyalty and confidence towards Holmes. While his assistant watched the shop, Wilson was well paid for sitting in an office and copying out encyclopedia articles. His conclusion which remains in dispute was that the Germans' goal in shooting down the plane was to kill his father, who had been travelling through Spain and Portugal, ostensibly lecturing on film, but also meeting with local propagandists and shoring up support for the cause. Marion Crawford, was cast as Watson and it was a role Crawford had long wanted to play. Norton receives a Christmas pudding and escapes.
When Douglas was shot, the castle was sealed up, and there seem to be only two possible suspects. Written by Goofs As stated in the trivia section, the original title card that introduced the title of the program had the word 'Bluff' misspelled, but it was later replaced with white letters on a black background and the spelling corrected when the episode was released for syndication and foreign markets. McGregor seeks Holmes's help in solving a mystery of an apparent ghost. This article may need to be rewritten entirely to comply with Wikipedia's. After a tumultuous encounter, he and the housekeeper had barely escaped with their lives. Garris, Joseph Victor 20 June 1955 1955-06-20 A politician named Jeffrey asks Holmes to clear his name from a fight he didn't take part in. Holmes deliberately insults him and drives him away.
Eugene Deckers, who plays comedy roles very well in other episodes of this series, proves himself also a fine dramatic actor here as Vickers. To catch the imposter, Holmes and Dr. The detective dismisses him brusquely, but after Wilson leaves, Holmes tells Watson that someone obviously wanted to keep Wilson away from his shop for some reason, probably as part of a scheme to commit a crime. He was the son of actor. Leslie played the lead or one of the leads in the 1936 adaptation of Romeo and Juliet, and he hit the major matinee market as the Scarlet Pimpernel in the 1934 film of the same name.
After Sherlock Holmes fires a revolver several times as part of an experiment, Dr. The reason I mention this is that, while digging around for pastiches, I came across several by a fellow named Bob Byrne. Watson quickly follow the trail to uncover the murderer. This episode fits very well within its running time, which doesn't mean I wouldn't have liked if it had had more time to explore its story deeper. Garris 23 May 1955 1955-05-23 Holmes, Lestrade and Dr. It's a good episode to try for those who might look down on this particular version of Sherlock Holmes.
Marion plays Watson much closer to the character of the original stories - sharp, energetic, and not the bumbling ass to use the words of Sir Arthur's son, Adrian of too many of the early films. One thing it has going for it is that the lack of much character development for the suspects becomes an advantage, since a large part of the mystery consists of why Lady Beryl lied about having killed the victim. Inspector Lestade, while he still misses everything important to the case, seems far less glaringly incompetent here than in other episodes. The book explores in detail written German orders to the Ju 88 Staffel based in France, assigned to intercept the aircraft, as well as communiqués on the British side that verify intelligence reports of the time indicating a deliberate attack on Howard. There were thirty-nine episodes in all and some discussion of another season, but that did not happen. Howell in , plays the late diplomat's wife.