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Holmes Sweet Holmes – Dan Andriacco

This review of Dr. Dan Andriacco’s latest novel Holmes Sweet Holmes is long overdue. This is the second in what I hope is a long series of mysteries that pair Professor Sebastian McCabe (an English professor, Sherlockian, successful mystery writer … Continue reading

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The Many Watsons – Vitali Solomin

This review marks the 50th Watson that we have looked at here. And still, there are more to be done, though not a lot. For number 50 I have selected Vitali Solomin the Russian Watson. I first saw Solomin in … Continue reading

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The Many Watsons – Joanne Woodward

In view of all the hoopla that the PR types are trying to raise over the selection of Lucy Liu as the next Dr. Watson I thought it time that I reviewed a third female who has played the role … Continue reading

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THe Many Watsons – Campbell Singer

Sherlock Holmes: The Man Who Disappeared was a made for TV short (about 26 minutes) which was a pilot for a weekly show. It, like others, was a one-time event. The story is a variation on The Man with the … Continue reading

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The Many Watsons – Reginald Owen

Sherlock Holmes, the 1932 film, starred Clive Brook as the immortal detective. If you can believe it, Holmes is about to get married and move to a chicken ranch! This is definitely an updated movie, since Holmes would have been … Continue reading

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The Many Watsons – Val Bettin

The Great Mouse Detective is one of my favorite animations. Not because of the animation itself (there are many better quality ones), but because of the story and the quality of the voice actors involved as well as the imagination … Continue reading

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The Many Watsons – Ian Hunter

The Sign 0f Four (1932), with Arthur Wontner as Holmes and Ian Hunter as Watson is an interesting tweak on the original story. Ian Fleming had been Wontner’s usual Watson. The story was “updated”, that is, it was moved from … Continue reading

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The Many Watsons – Athole Stewart

Mr. Athole Stewart continues the list of single appearance Dr. Watsons. His single outing, however, is really quite notable. The movie was “The Speckled Band”. The year was 1931 and the talking pictures were still in their infancy, especially in … Continue reading

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The Many Watsons – Frederick Lloyd

Frederick Lloyd is another of the many single performance Doctor Watsons. His single outing as Watson was opposite Robert Rendel as Holmes in the 1932 Gainsborough Pictures production of “The Hound of the Baskervilles”. I have to say that I … Continue reading

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The Many Watsons – More to Come

The list of Watsons that have filled the silver screen, the television tube and trod the boards now seems endless. We have covered two score and two at this point. Some bad but the vast majority pretty darn good in the part. … Continue reading

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