Sherlock Holmes: Dying Detective [VHS]

ISBN 13: 9786304025871

Sherlock Holmes: Dying Detective [VHS]

 
9786304025871: Sherlock Holmes: Dying Detective [VHS]
Review:

From the later years of the long-running Granada Television series, this episode from the Sherlock Holmes canon features actor Jeremy Brett in a particularly strenuous and emotionally compelling performance as the Great Detective. Following Holmes's uncharacteristically provocative threat to expose Culverton Smith (Jonathan Hyde)--a planter with an expertise in rare poisons--as a murderer, Holmes becomes mortally ill and delirious. Denouncing the medical expertise of his friend Dr. Watson (Edward Hardwicke) as amateurish (the good doctor having been summoned to help the ailing sleuth), the feverish Holmes ends up begging for his life from the cold-blooded Smith. The late Brett, who was actually suffering from cardiac problems at the time, certainly looks the part of the doomed hero, and his urgency in the role is haunting and poignant. --Tom Keogh

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