Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Ep. 1: The Case of the Cunningham Heritage
The beginnings of Holmes’ partnership with Watson are explored in this first episode of the series. Watson moves into Baker Street after his return from military service, and is amazed to discover his roomate is a detective. Holmes invites the doctor to accompany him on an investigation – a man stabbed to death and his fiance found in posession of the murder weapon. Although the victim’s family seems convinced of the woman’s guilt, the detective demonstrates his deductive powers by uncovering the real culprit.
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…
Produced in Europe for American audiences, the “Sherlock Holmes” 1954 TV series captures the essence of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s characters and themes. Ronald Howard (son of film star Leslie Howard) stars as the intensely analytical Holmes, aided by Dr. Watson (H. Marion Crawford) and antagonized by the Inspector Lestrade (Archie Duncan).
Cast and Crew:
* Ronald Howard – Sherlock Holmes
* Howard Marion-Crawford – Dr. John H. Watson
* Archie Duncan – Inspector Lestrade
# Writers: Sheldon Reynolds
# Director: Jack Gage
Production Company: Guild Films
Original Air Date: 1954
Audio & Video: Mono – Black and White
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