Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes and his faithful companion Dr. John Watson, reveal the clues and solve the crimes in each mystery that makes it's way to their drawing room at 221B Baker St.

Ronald Howard played the character of Holmes with a youthful exuberance not seen in previous portrayals. Here was a detective who enjoyed his work, relished each new mystery that was laid out before him and attacked it with a vibrant energy. It was refreshing, different, but not so far removed from Doyle's creation that it was unrecognizable. H. Marion Crawford played the role of Watson quite well, and was, at times, reminiscent of Nigel Bruce's buffoonish characterization in the film series with Basil Rathbone. Best of all though was the chemistry of the two actors, and the way they played with the subtle humor found in the scripts.

Filmed for American television and shot in France, the production value of the series is quite good. Costumes, sets and acting are top notch for a series filmed in the 1950's. While a few episodes are adaptations of the original short stories (The Redheaded League), others take inspiration form incidents in the books to give us something new and original (The Laughing Mummy). The episodes do tend to wrap things up quickly without delving too deeply into Holmes' detective skills, but they make up for it by being fun, pure and simple.

Episode Info

Final: 1x39 -- The Case of the Tyrant's Daughter (Oct/17/1955)

Holmes suspects a convicted killer may be innocent.
Available Episodes

The Case of the Tyra..
Oct 17, 1955
Season 1 episode 39

The Case of the Diam..
Sep 19, 1955
Season 1 episode 38

The Case of the Unlu..
Jul 18, 1955
Season 1 episode 37

The Case of the Neur..
Jul 11, 1955
Season 1 episode 36

The Case of the Haun..
Jul 04, 1955
Season 1 episode 35

The Case of the Roya..
Jun 27, 1955
Season 1 episode 34

The Case of the Bake..
Jun 20, 1955
Season 1 episode 33

Ronald HowardRonald Howard
As Sherlock Holmes
Howard Marion-CrawfordHoward Marion-Crawford
As Dr. John H. Watson
Archie DuncanArchie Duncan
As Detective Inspector Lestrade

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Producer: Sheldon Reynolds
Associate Producer: Nicole Millinaire
Editor: George Gale, Francoise Javet
Music: Paul Durand
Story Editor: Charles Early
Supervising Director: Sheldon Reynolds
Based On The Works Of: Arthur Conan Doyle
Associate Director: Jack Gage, Steve Previn, Sheldon Reynolds

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Recurring Guests

Kenneth Richards as Sgt. Wilkins (8 eps)
Roland Bartrop as Lord Stamford (4 eps)
Colin Drake as Doctor Jonas (3 eps)
Yves Brainville as Superintendant Pitt (3 eps)
Eugene Deckers as Vickers (3 eps)
Alvys Maben as Jessie Hooper (3 eps)
Basil Dignam as Sir Arthur (2 eps)
Peter Copley as Lord Beryl (2 eps)
Pierre Gay as Ralph Cunningham (2 eps)
Meg Lemonnier as Mrs. Cunningham (2 eps)

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Classification: Scripted
Genre: Drama
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: Syndicated ( USA)
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Premiere: October 18, 1954
Ended: October, 1955
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