Monday, October 12, 2009

The Art of Sherlock Holmes: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Part 1

This one's my favorite of the Rathbone-Bruce series, and probably the one I've seen the fewest times. For some reason it rarely turns up on TV. Loosely based on the old William Gillette play (first performed in 1899), which Gillette had based on elements of several Conan Doyle stories. Moriarty tries to steal the crown jewels and ends up battling Holmes atop the Tower of London. Great stuff. And a great, enormous 6-sheet poster with a larger-than-life-size Basil Rathbone.

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