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The legendary duo Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson take on a case where a young woman finds herself blackmailed after the sudden and tragic death of her sister. Holmes finds at the center of the case, in the character’s first appearance EVER, Holmes’s ultimate nemesis - MORIARTY himself.
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Synopsis: This adventure of Detective Sherlock
Holmes and Dr. Watson comes from the imagination of the man who played the
character over a thousand times on stage, and made the pipe and hat the signature trademark of the
famous detective. Orson Welles himself penned this adaptation from William
The story begins as Dr. Watson tells of a mystery and scandal involving the two Faulkner sisters. The
mystery expands with blackmail and mistaken identity as Alice Faulkner is held
against her will, mysterious callers and hidden letters take hold of the
detective and he gets kicked out of a mysterious house. Later Holmes finds himself suddenly alone at
his residence in Baker Street where Moriarty walks through the door. The
villain’s plans of mayhem and murder are no match
for Sherlock's quick wit and thinking and shows the man out the door.
Detective Sherlock Holmes sets out on his own while Moriarty sets
another deadly gas trap for Holmes with the help of Mr. Larrabee and Mr. Craig.
Alice follows them, eager to set the story straight with the letters, with the
Detective who may be her only hope. She is found and bound and put into a
cupboard as Sherlock arrives. Our Detective sees right through their lies and
blackmail. He plans, outwits, and defeats them, uncovering Alice and escapes
Mrs. H. de Witte Seaton calls on Watson in
her search for Holmes. When she doesn't find him at Baker Street and
thinks all hope is lost, they locate him -- and he is in quite a state, after being hit by a
cabman. But disappearing and getting hit was all part of Sherlock’s grand plan. Moriarty, disguised as the
cab driver, is unmasked, and taken to jail. The story ends and the letters are put in the
right place as the next mystery case is brought to Detective Holmes and Dr.
Watson and the circle of the life of a detective continues.
The Argument: The actor who originally played Sherlock Holmes himself went on to write his own tale in the adventures of Sherlock and Watson, with the blessing of Doyle himself. Loss of a sister is at the core of this story. Mourning knows no rhyme or reason or length of time. You can miss someone forever. This mystery makes us all ask ourselves what one is capable of doing in the name of love… or justice.