The sets and the costumes are very good. A favorite episode would be tough. But that doesn't make the situation any less frustrating. Also in 2005, Elstree Hill Entertainment released all 39 episodes as The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes on ten discs. The image quality isn't as clean as that of many of the other videos in the set, probably because the video was derived from some source other than the original negative. Marion-Crawford managed to blend all that Watson needed to be, and was utterly adorable throughout.
In all, there were 39 episodes of the half hour show. Howard received varying degrees of exposure in some well-known films, such as 1949 and 1951. The prints are in acceptable condition but far from pristine. Durant's plans, and they rescue the Durant family. As some have mentioned, the plot lines are somewhat shallow-- you will watch these less for the intrigue of the mystery and more for Howard's acting and the wonderful chemistry between Howard and Crawford. French actors were extensively used in small parts and several affected English accents with varying levels of success.
A fan of the Arthur Conan Doyle stories, Reynolds wanted his Holmes to be different from the well-known screen versions starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce. The half hour format was a bit limiting but most of the episodes are thoroughly enjoyable. The series was the first American television adaptation of Doyle's stories, and the only such version until 2012's. The result, I think, is an improvement, overall: things are now easier to see. Watson go undercover as maharajas seeking security. The 39 half-hour mostly original stories were produced by Sheldon Reynolds and filmed in France by Guild Films, starring Ronald Howard as Holmes and Howard Marion Crawford as Watson.
Instead, Watson had a good sense of humor, actually had medical skills, enjoyed putting his fists to work when needed, and got a kick out of going undercover. Watson and Holmes search a shipping dock in disguise to meet the murderer, who had used a to kill Vagos. Watson quickly follow the trail to uncover the murderer. The Case of the Split Ticket provides an amusing instance of the over-confidence and inexperience of the younger Holmes - his demonstrations of sleight-of-hand very nearly land him in prison. The first American television series of Sherlock Holmes adventures aired in syndication in the fall of 1954. Millicent requests Holmes to find her fiancé, missing from Greystone Castle. Solution: post-production filtering to make certain scenes darker, never mind how the director himself chose to shoot the scenes.
The acting by everyone involved is mesmerizing. And, as literature, the earlier stories are far better. With little time to lose, he and Dr. If you are a Sherlock fan, you must sample this delightful series. Crawford plays Watson as intelligent, action oriented, fun loving and willing to take a risk. 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. Besides the three principals Howard, Crawford and Duncan , a number of actors appeared regularly in the series, including French-born , who played no fewer than seven different characters, including both victims and villains.
Snow, to get the last piece of a sweepstake ticket. A few episodes were based on Conan Doyle stories but most were original tales although often inspired by events from the stories in the Conan Doyle canon. Howard Marion Crawford was a wonderful character actor and was very keen to play Watson. That being said, these are the exact same transfers, just presented in the high definition they were originally mastered in. How the sunshine fills a room. I'll leave this one to media forensics experts. The most famous actor to appear as a guest was , but others who would gain fame or near-fame in the future included , , , , and.
Every man has been killed inside an empty house. Wilkins in about fifteen episodes. Here, Holmes was a young man in his thirties, human, gifted, and of a philosophic and scholastic bent, but subject to fateful mistakes which stemmed from his overeagerness and lack of experience. He was the son of film actor Leslie Howard. Marion Crawford, was cast as Watson and it was a role Crawford had long wanted to play. They do grow on one! Snow is apparently killed, but Holmes uncovers a fraud.
Addendum: This set is region free, and listed as such on the back cover. Marion Crawford is equally charming as Dr. Watson meets Sherlock Holmes and is recruited as his assistant. The 39 half-hour mostly original stories were produced by and filmed in France by Guild Films, starring son of as and as. Watson go to the marriage bureau to bait a trap for their suspects, and reveals their blackmailing activities. Howard portrays Sherlock as a much more human and compassionate character and is a joy to watch.
My sister Victoria and I both love this show also. Producer Sheldon Reynolds who also wrote many of the episodes wanted to present a slightly different view of the great detective - Holmes as a young man, more human, more fallible, already egotistical and eccentric but a warmer more affable kind of character. To catch the imposter, Holmes and Dr. Paul had quarrelled with his father and decided to run away. However, you are also aware of how beautifully interiors are lit. How frustrating it is to fall in love with a series only to find that it was much too brief.