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Documentary: The Many Faces of Sherlock Holmes Hosted by Christopher Lee, who introduces a galaxy of stars that have played the great detective, including Basil Rathbone, Christopher Plummer and Peter Cushing. Lee also leads us through Holmes's London and on to a rare interview with the creator of Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. This is a treasure trove of information ranging from the mundane to the arcane, a fascinating time capsule bursting with the endless incarnations of the most popular fictional character of our time.
This particular story is not one of the best in the series even though it does show the 'demise' of Professor Moriarty. This story is a blend of the original stories "The Final Problem" and "The Empty House" by Conan Doyle. However these connections are very weak.
Only buy this if you're determined to have the entire set.
While this story lacks the inner complexity and authentic aura of a Conan Doyle original, it is a satisfying, enjoyable adventure. Basil Rathbone carries the air of Holmes throughout the film, Hillary Brooke makes a formidable female challenger in the form of Lydia Marlowe, and Henry Daniell turns in an impressive performance as Professor Moriarty. I can't help but have mixed feelings about Nigel Bruce's performance as John Watson here. One hates to see Dr. Watson portrayed as such a bumbling old dodder, but at the same time one can't help but be entertained by his comical demeanor in this film.Read more ›