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In the Shadow of Rathbone: An Introduction

In her review of Help for the Haunted: A Decade of Vera Van Slyke Ghostly Mysteries, Katherine Nabity says, “If I were given the opportunity to hang out with Sherlock Holmes or Vera Van Slyke, I’d choose Vera.” And in another review, … 698 more words

Sherlock Holmes On Film

Sherlock Holmes Faces Death (1943)

Not many may realise that The Abominable Bride, the marvellous Victorian-era seasonal special of Sherlock starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman as Holmes and Watson, and this entry in the Rathbone and Bruce series share a canonical link as they were both derived Conan Doyle’s ‘The Musgrave Ritual.’ This entry is, rightly or wrongly, also generally considered to be when the Universal series really hits its stride. 910 more words

Tuesday's Overlooked Film

Tovarich (1937)

At first glance, Turner Classic Movies may seem like a godsend for classic film fanatics, and, indeed, it is, with its access to hundreds of classic films. 2,310 more words

1930s

STREAMING SATURDAY! Agatha Christie's Potboiler, LOVE FROM A STRANGER

Welcome to another edition of Streaming Saturdays, where we embed a free, fabulous film for you to watch right here every week!

It would, of course, be sheer madness for a woman to take… 387 more words

Movie Briefs

Episode 24: Boozy Boob Tube Presents Holmes for the Holidays

Sherlock Holmes is one of the most enduring fictional characters of all time and following the long-anticipated New Year’s Day BBC Sherlock special (The Abominable Bride… 249 more words

Boozy Boob Tube

THE STINGIEST MAN IN TOWN (1953): LIVE ACTION

THE STINGIEST MAN IN TOWN (1953) – For  several years only the soundtrack for this terrific musical was available because the bulk of the video from this television production was missing. 533 more words

Balladeer's Blog

"My Dear Watson it's The Sherlock Holmes Poster Gallery"

The legendary sleuth continues to claim new fans year after year in both print and film. I for one number myself among those who have generally followed Holmes’ exploits before and after his incident with Moriarty at the  Reichenbach Falls. 424 more words

Gallery