The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1950)

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  • The Case of the Tyrant's Daughter

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    S 1 : Ep 39 - 10/17/55

    Cold-hearted Mr. Harringway is so opposed to his stepdaughter marrying Tom Vernon that he offers the young man money to go away. When Harrington is found dead from strychnine poisoning, Lestrade locks up Tom, a chemist, charging him with murder. The Harringway's housekeeper comes to Holmes for help, convinced that Tom could never do such a thing, despite the evidence otherwise.moreless
  • The Case of the Diamond Tooth

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    S 1 : Ep 38 - 9/19/55

    Watson's examination of a body found in the Thames reveals he was crushed to death and missing an eye tooth. The doctor had just found a lost diamond tooth by the river. Believing the man was from South America, Holmes and Watson disguise themselves as sailors head to a bar down at the docks. There they encounter the killer and his bone-breaking method of murder.moreless
  • The Case of the Royal Murder

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    S 1 : Ep 34 - 6/27/55

    While visiting King Conrad in his Balkan nation, his highness requests Holmes and Watson to prove his innocence when Prince Stephan of a neighboring country dies suddenly at dinner. The circumstantial clues implicate the king, so he has the two tossed into a dungeon cell. Princess Antonia, widow of the prince, attracts suspicion because of her previous love affair with Conrad.moreless
  • The Case of the Baker Street Bachelors

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    S 1 : Ep 33 - 6/20/55

    Candidate Jeffery Bourne is being blackmailed with false abuse charges by a woman he met through a marriage bureau. Holmes and a reluctant Watson investigate the agency by posing as lonely hearts, with Holmes claiming to be a very rich one. As expected, he's promptly blackmailed as well, but is unexpectedly tossed into jail. It's up to Watson and Lestrade to burglarize the bureau and find some evidence.moreless
  • The Case of the Impromtu Performance

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    S 1 : Ep 32 - 6/6/55

    Set to die at dawn for the murder of his wife, Edward Brighton calls for Sherlock Homes. Edward explains that following a minor tiff with Phyllis, he returned home to find her dead. A clue overlooked by the police leads Holmes and Watson to the seedy part of town, part of the murdered woman's past. At a theatrical performance of Othello, the great detective finds his man treading the boards.moreless
  • The Case of the Eiffel Tower

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    S 1 : Ep 30 - 5/23/55

    The body of a sought-after spy is found on a London street; in his pocket is a French coin and a note for an appointment that morning. Holmes keeps the dead man's appointment, which leads him, Watson and Lestrade to the top of the Eiffel Tower. Before the case is closed, the three in up in a French nightclub full of scandalous showgirls, to the embarrassment of Watson, and a riot, which Lestrade enjoys starting.moreless
  • The Case of the Jolly Hangman

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    S 1 : Ep 28 - 5/9/55

    Jessie Hoper is sure her late husband William did not hang himself while on a business trip to Scotland. Holmes and Watson travel to Glasgow, meet with Lestrade's inspector cousin MacDougal, and confirm it was a murder by examining the hanging rope. Holmes also learns of a traumatic experience from William's childhood, the murder of his grandfather, that would provide the motivation for the crime. William must have encountered his grandfather's murderer and recognized the man.moreless
  • The Case of the Perfect Husband

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    S 1 : Ep 27 - 3/2/55

    On their first wedding anniversary, Russel Partridge informs his wife that he will kill her tomorrow night at 9 o'clock--and that she will be his eighth victim. Believing Janet's story, Holmes has the couple's house searched by Scotland Yard, but nothing incriminating is found. Holmes comes to Janet's aid just before her scheduled time of death, sure her husband is a precise man of his word.moreless
  • The Case of the Baker Street Nursemaids

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    S 1 : Ep 26 - 4/25/55

    A baby in a basket is delivered to the bachelors at 221B Baker Street. The child was sent by Mme. Durand, wife of the kidnapped French inventor, for safe keeping. Holmes deduces the Durands have been taken by representatives of a foreign government anxious to possess Dr. Durand's new creation, the submarine. Once they determine which country, Holmes and Watson use an ingenious plan to gain entry to their embassy; they simply walk in announced.moreless
  • The Night Train Riddle

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    S 1 : Ep 24 - 4/11/55

    Holmes calls this adventure "The Problem of the Boy Who Didn't Want to Go to School," but it turns out to be much more, with kidnapping and attempted murder at the circus. Paul, the son and heir of timber king Lars "Ripsaw" Winmaster, escapes his governess, Lydia Kendle, while being carried to school on Holmes' and Watson's train. Lars' brother Cecil is next in line to inherit a fortune should something happen to the boy.moreless
  • The Case of the Deadly Prophecy

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    S 1 : Ep 22 - 3/14/55

    Holmes and Watson are called to Arno, France, by Mlle. Grande, where Anton, an eight-year-old schoolboy has written in chalk the names of several men on the steps of the town church on the night of the full moon -- and they have all died. The local witch, Madam Sule, is the prime suspect, but then so too is the new schoolmaster. The most likely next victims are the count and the doctor.moreless
  • The Case of the Reluctant Carpenter

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    S 1 : Ep 21 - 3/7/55

    London is beset by a series of deadly fires started by an arsonist demanding 50,000 pounds from the city. To prove he's serious, he vows that another will occur at 6PM that evening. Holmes, Watson, and Lastrade work frantically to determine the location of that bomb before it goes off and another blaze begins.

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  • The Case of the Vanished Detective

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    S 1 : Ep 19 - 2/21/55

    Watson contacts Inspector Lestrade after he hasn't seen Holmes for two days. Watson and Lestrade search Holmes room for clues as to what he was working on and begin to follow his trail.moreless
  • The Case of the Thistle Killer

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    S 1 : Ep 18 - 2/14/55

    A serial killer is on the loose in London. So far, he's murdered six young women, each time leaving thistles behind. Holmes and company race to identify and capture the lunatic before he takes the life of a seventh victim.

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  • The Case of the Greystone Inscription

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    S 1 : Ep 16 - 1/31/55

    Holmes and Watson are called to investigate Miss Channing's missing fiance,. The man apparently discovered the secret of a hidden treasure belonging to King Richard II which Laird Greystone wants to keep at any cost.

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  • The Case of the Singing Violin

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    S 1 : Ep 15 - 1/24/55

    Guy Durham loses control of his step-daughter Betty's wealth on the day she marries. Oddly, she's been seeing frightening apparitions since her engagement. Her fiance thinks something is fishy and goes to see Holmes, but is gunned down in the street. Holmes, Watson and Lestrade head to the shady mental hospital where Guy has Betty committed before she's put away for good.

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  • The Case of the Split Ticket

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    S 1 : Ep 13 - 1/10/54

    Brian O'Casey is desperate. He holds 1/3 of a winning lottery ticket and if he can't find Albert Snow (one of the other holders) before the end of the day, he'll never be able to get back to Irland.moreless
  • The Case of the Shoeless Engineer

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    S 1 : Ep 12 - 1/3/55

    While out on a walk, Holmes and Watson come upon an injured man wearing only one shoe and carrying a young woman.

  • The Case of the Red-Headed League

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    S 1 : Ep 11 - 12/27/54

    Mr Wilson becomes a member of the 'Red-Headed League' after he see a job advertisment in the paper. Mr Wilson gets the job and gets four pounds per week to sit and copy the dictionary. He asks Sherlock Holmes to investigate after the league is dissolved after 8 weeks without any notice and his employer, Mr Duncan Ross, also disappears.moreless
  • The Mother Hubbard Case

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    S 1 : Ep 10 - 12/20/54

    Margaret Martini's finacee, Richard Trevor, has gone missing, but the trail to his whereabouts after escorting a little lost girl home leads to seven other murders and a very unlikely murderer. Holmes tries to feed divinity fudge to a canary.moreless
  • The Case of Harry Crocker

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    S 1 : Ep 9 - 12/6/54

    Harry Crocker, escape artist extraordinaire, escapes from the police to ask Holmes to clear him from a murder charge. Witnesses however make him leaving the alley next to the Empire Music Hall where Sally King was found strangled "in a temper". He escapes Lestrade a number of times during the investigation of the case, while he a Holmes talk shop.moreless
  • The Case of the Winthrop Legend

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    S 1 : Ep 7 - 11/29/54

    Holmes and Watson spend the weekend at the Winthrop Manor to determine who is threatening Mr. Winthrop. Is it his brother, his blind wife, or his brother's bride-to-be? Or is it the family curse?moreless
  • The Case of the Shy Ballerina

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    S 1 : Ep 6 - 11/22/54

    Dr. Watson becomes involved in investigating the murder of Harry Chelton after the two got their hats and coats mixed up at the club. Mrs. Chelton advises Holmes that her husband, a composer, was being blackmailed by a Russian ballerina who's performing in London. The melodramatic dancer and her ostentatious director both seem suspicious to Lestrade and Watson.moreless
  • The Case of the Belligerent Ghost

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    S 1 : Ep 5 - 11/15/54

    Watson claims that he was hit in the eye by Albert Higgins a half hour after he had watched him die of a heart attack. He was however the counterfeiter "Poundnote" Higgins, now daywatchman at the Pembroke Museum, where Leonardo's "Moonlight Madonna" is being shown. His boss, Mr. Benton, his replacement and his landlady, Mrs. Maggie Blake all contradict Watson's time of death.moreless
  • The Case of the Texas Cowgirl

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    S 1 : Ep 4 - 11/8/54

    Minnie, a cowgirl from a travelling western show, visits Holmes after she finds a dead body in her room. Afraid that a scandal would endanger her marriage plans, she asks Holmes to help her move the body.moreless
  • The Case of the Pennsylvania Gun

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    S 1 : Ep 3 - 11/1/54

    Holmes and Watson travel to the Sussex countryside to fish -- literally -- for clues in a shotgun murder of John Douglas, what Holmes calls "The Case of the Other Dumbbell". Holmes slides down a bannister in the course of his investigation. He not only deduces who the murderer is, but also who the victim is.moreless
  • The Case of Lady Beryl

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    S 1 : Ep 2 - 10/25/54

    Visiting a home of high nobility, a businessman is murdered. Lady Beryl has confessed, which satisfies Scotland Yard, but not Holmes. He suspects she is covering something up, and he digs deeper, finding valuable clues.moreless
  • The Case of the Cunningham Heritage

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    S 1 : Ep 1 - 10/18/54

    The first part of the show is a faithful retelling of Holmes and Watson's meeting as in "A Study in Scarlet" until Holmes invites the good doctor to their first murder investigation. Lastrade has it all wrong, of course, picking the most likely suspect, Peter Cunningham's secret bride, a "jailbird".moreless