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Presented by Stage West. Prestley Blake Mainstage, February March 19, Berek; Sound Designer, David A. Watson , Shelley Williams Mrs. Presented by StageWest. Austin; State Properties, John A. Cast: Thomas M. Stephan Sherlock Holmes , Henry C. Bishop Dr. Watson , June Zeno Mrs. Streborie Damion. Watson , Christina Rich Mrs.
Paul: Actors Theatre, October 6-December 2, Presented by Wright State University Theatre. Credits: Director, Robert A. Cast: Michael St. Pierre Sherlock Holmes , John K. Lockwood Dr. Watson , Rebecca Bryn Finnegan Mrs. Presented by the Milton Players. Milton, Mass. Credits: Director, Stephen W. Cast: Waldo L. Watson , Glee Brown Mrs. Watson , Pattie Bramlett Mrs. Indianapolis: Indiana Repertory Theatre, December , Watson , Bella Jarrett Mrs. Park Forest: Illinois Theatre Center, [? New York: Marion Boyars, .
Martin, Christopher. Sherlock Holmes and the Valley of Fear. Douglas , Roberta Kerr Mrs. Other parts were played by members of the company. Presented by the Derby Playhouse Studio Company. Derby Playhouse, April , Mansfield Community Arts Centre, May 2, Reviews: Belper News April 18, M. Leicester: Phoenix Arts, September , Staunton , Jonathan Stephens Dr. Grimesby Rylott , James Masters Rogers. Presented by the Orchard Theatre. Torrington: May 10, Other parts were played by members of the cast.
Reviews: SHJ , 18, No. London: Greenwich Theatre, November 30, January 20, Produced by Nick Orchard Productions. Scarborough: Futurist Theatre, May , Watson , Luke Williams Joseph Stangerson. Masters, Peta, and Geraldine Griffiths. Shirley Holmes and the Case of the Spanish Indian.
Presented by Theatre Venture. It has always been believed that Sherlock's deductive skills could never be equalled -- but now there is Shirley. Mauro, Robert. Elementary, My Dear Holmes. Downers Grove, Ill. Sherlock Holmes and a Near Case of Murder. Introduction by Gary Burghoff. Colorado Springs: Meriwether Publishing Ltd. McClary, Tom. Flights of Devils. Presented by the Long Island Stage. Rockville Center, N.
Credits: Artistic Director, Clinton J. Atkinson; Managing Director, Ralph J. Watson , Paddy Croft Mrs. McDonald, Dwight J. This one-act play was first presented at the third annual Sherlock Holmes th birthday bash held at Cleveland State University on January 19, McLauchlin, Russell. Teatime in Baker Street. Cast: Ruth Anne Schneck Mrs. Hudson , Abigail Stokes Mrs. Wiggins , Marjorie Black Mrs. Watson , Marietta Hedges Mrs.
Norton , Ed Whalen Professor Moriarty. McLean, Benjamin. Sherlock Holmes and the Brass Bed Murders. McPherson, Mark. Presented by Daedalos Productions, Metropolitan Toronto Reference Library, October 20, Reviews: BSJ , 41, No. Pollock ; CH , 14, No. Presented by The Norwegian Explorers of Minnesota. Minneapolis: University of St. Thomas, May 2, Reviews: Explorations , No. Southworth; Rolf John Canton. Tunbridge Wells: Periguito Hotel, May 23, Menlo, Sir Humphrey P. Credits: Adapter, Sir Humphrey P. Barrymore , Kimbel J. Miller, Helen Louise. Edited by A. Burack and B.
Alice Crossley. Boston: Plays, Inc. Reprinted Mitchell, Charles Dee. Morley, Olive J. Potter [and] Roger B. New York: Globe Book Co. Mullin, T. Golden, Colo. Credits: Producer and Director, T. Mullin; Musical Director and Arrangements, N. Cast: T. Nassivera, John. The Penultimate Problem of Sherlock Holmes.
Rees and Buzz Cohen. Norman, Okla. Credits: Directors, Robert R. Dippel and John A. Watson , Joyce Phillips Mrs. Presented by the Ruidoso Little Theater. Ruidoso, N. Watson , Lois Grushka Mrs. Presented by Off-Stage, Inc. San Antonio: May [? Credits: Director, J. Bovard; Costumes, Bobbie Baehr. Watson , Alice Finney Mrs.
Cotham Jolly Prof. Columbia, S. Tuttle; Costumes, Lucille Baillie. Watson , Priscilla Sims Mrs. Worcester, Mass. Cast: William A. Watson , Julie Dixon Mrs. Hudson , Paul R.
Presented by the Pacifica Spindrift Players. San Mateo: Oddstad Theater, July [? Watson , Pamela Ciochetti Mrs. Hudson , Tom Johnson Inspector Lestrade. Watson , Rica Martens Mrs. Dowell Stewart Mary Watson, voice. Newcomer, Ron. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. Scottsdale, Ariz. Watson and Porlock , Dr. Moran , Beth Ayers pianist. Newhall, Bruce B. Pleasant Ridge, Conn. Credits: Directors, Bruce B. Watson , Patsy Schwegman Mrs. Nicholson, Jessie. Cast of characters: Peter Lister; Natalie, his sister; Mrs. Lister; Mr. Lister; Bernice, the maid; Two Police Officers.
Nolan, Paul T. Norton, Tim. The Final Revelation of Sherlock Holmes. Presented by the Silver Cloud Theatre Company. London: Pleasance Theatre, September Nowlan, Alden, and Walter Learning. The Incredible Murder of Cardinal Tosca. Victoria, B. Tong Fu Teng, a Chinese Assassin. Presented by the Theatre Aquarius.
Reviews: St. Louisville, Ky. Petersen Dr. Woo Fu Teng. Watson , F. Presented by the North Light Repertory Company. Mongold; Sound, Studio Media Enterprises. Reviews: CHJ , 3, No. Hudson , Bryant J. Reynolds Col. Carleton Guptill Mr. Theatre Tulsa, June , Credits: Director, Terry D. Kester; Set Design, Charles E. Watson , Pat Harnden Mrs. MacKenzie ; June 8, David C. Berwick, Maine: Hackmatack Playhouse, August , , Credits: Director, S.
Watson , Jane D. Reibel Mrs. Hudson , James C. Darling Professor Moriarty , William V. Oakley, G. Adapted from the William Gillette original by G. William Oakley. Credits: Producer, G. Oden Dr. Benson Oden Prof. Watson , Steven P. Leuthauser Prof. Louis: Goldenrod Showboat, September November 6, Credits: Director, Alan D. Deguire; Stage Manager, James W. Watson -- finds forensics fascinating , Brian Norber Prof. Moriarity -- the leader of the pack , Daniel C.
Credits: Director, G. O'Daniel, Jack. The Giant Rat of Sumatra. Hartford: Cocktail Theater, August , , , Watson , Margie Hudson Mrs. Welles , Mark Socha [2nd 3 performances] H. Olding, Alan C. Murder at Maggie's. December 10, Olfson, Lewy. Popular Plays for Classroom Reading. Boston: Plays, . Olson, Thomas W. Sherlock Holmes and the Baker Street Irregulars. Presented by Target. Watson , Julie Briskman Mrs. Grathwol Dockworker. Reviews: Explorations , Nos. Southworth ; St. Close , and reprinted in TP , No. Dallas Children's Theater, July , Watson , Midge Verhein Mrs.
Parker, Lewis K. Cover illustration of the Hound's head; back cover illustration reprinted from Scrambled Exits , by Gyles Brandreth and David Farris, Paul, Jeremy. The Secret of Sherlock Holmes. Presented by Duncan C. Richmond, Surrey: Richmond Theatre, September , London: Wyndham's Theatre, September 22, [? Credits: Producers, Duncan C. Reviews: The Armchair Detective , 23, No. Reviews: BSJ , 40, No. Shreffler ; PM , No. A list by Donna Witherspoon of the numerous changes in Jeremy Paul's original script prior to the play's production.
Those horns and the information about her being blackmailed by her boss seem to be the proof. Holmes notices her Derringer on the table next to the wine bottle. She has their attention. While Moriarty can pull off major crimes given sufficient resources, it should be assumed that Moriarty cannot gather classified information easily. Clarky laughs.
Paulus, Margaret. Pendleton, Edrie. Placek, Jeff. Pogue, Charles Edward. The Ebony Ape. Presented by the Actors' Guild of Lexington and Hotspur. Lexington, Ky. Leon Sterndale , Richard L. Scircle Inspector G. Lestrade , Tommy Delbert Dr. Hans Lowenstein. Pullman, Philip. Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Sumatran Devil. Sponsored by Saintsbury's. Watson, his friend , Patricia Leslie Mrs.
Hudson, his housekeeper , Anthony Watkins Col. Thirty Days to Riches, or Billy the Kidnapped. Presented by Childrens' Television and Literature Productions. Introduction by Theodore G. Schulz, B. Read, Martyn. Presented by Acclaim Productions Ltd. England: August 8-October 15, Scholastic Sprint January 10, , Scope Play Series. Reynolds, Joyce. The Search for the True Meaning of Christmas. Springfield, Mo. The Rhode Island Shakespeare Theater. Newport, R. Reviews: The Art Dept. Robinson, Robert E. The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle. Adapted from the historical record of Dr.
John H. Watson , Phil Dematteis Sgt. Breckenridge , Derial Jackson James Ryder. Columbia: The Towne House, December 14, Watson , Don Mankowski Sgt. Beckenridge , Derial Jackson James Ryder. The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton. Adapted from the account of Dr. The Adventure of the Devil's Foot. Columbia: The Towne House, December 17, Watson , Gaylon Syrett Mrs. Leon Sterndale. The Adventure of the Illustrious Client. Columbia: The Steak and Ale, December 12, Hill Barton.
The Adventure of the Retired Colourman. Adapted from the eyewitness account of Dr. The Adventure of the Second Stain. Columbia: The Steak Masters, December 14, An Evening with Sherlock Holmes. Contents: Act. The Red-Headed League. The Blue Carbuncle. The Devil's Foot. His Last Bow. Adapted from an anonymous historical record. Altamont , Al McNeely Johnny. Columbia: The Steak Masters, December 13, The Lauriston Gardens Mystery. Adapted from the historical account of Dr. Columbia: The Towne House, December 19, Watson , G.
Lane Sgt. Dematteis Cabman. The Napoleon of Crime. Adapted from the accounts of Dr. Columbia: Swamp Fox Inn, December 15, Watson , Philip B. Lestrade , Emory Markwood Col. Sebastian Moran. Columbia: The Gatehouse Inn, December 16, Lane Inspector Peter Athelney-Jones. Rome, Ga. The Sign of the Four. Columbia: The Town House, December 17, Watson , Pat McNeely Mrs.
The Tragedy of Birlstone. Columbia: The Towne House, December 20, Rogers, Charles. Glasgow: Theatre Royal, May June [? John Hamund Dr. Macfarlane , Hugh Nolan Dr. Grant , Mr. Conor Mr. Quartermain Lord Chief Justice , Mr. Bowes Groves , Mr. Archibald Rev. Williamson , Mr. James Hawkins , Mr. Watson Cotton , Mr. Constable Police-Sgt.
Thomas , Phyllis Manners Mrs. Rosa, Dennis. Sherlock Holmes and the Curse of the Sign of Four. Beverly Hills Playhouse, August September 30, Cleveland: Drury Theatre, December 4, January 17, Cast: Joe D. Lauck Sherlock Holmes , James P. Kisicki Dr. Darling Dr. Sponsored by Unisys Canada Inc. Halifax, N. Presented by the Company for Wisconsin Arts. Sign in. See the list. Take a look back at Robert Downey Jr. See more Robert. Detective Sherlock Holmes and his stalwart partner Watson engage in a battle of wits and brawn with a nemesis whose plot is a threat to all of England.
In the early s, CIA agent Napoleon Solo and KGB operative Illya Kuryakin participate in a joint mission against a mysterious criminal organization, which is working to proliferate nuclear weapons. High-strung father-to-be Peter Highman is forced to hitch a ride with aspiring actor Ethan Tremblay on a road trip in order to make it to his child's birth on time. Big-city lawyer Hank Palmer returns to his childhood home where his father, the town's judge, is suspected of murder.
Hank sets out to discover the truth and, along the way, reconnects with his estranged family. Agent and an Interpol Detective track a team of illusionists who pull off bank heists during their performances, and reward their audiences with the money. Jack Sparrow races to recover the heart of Davy Jones to avoid enslaving his soul to Jones' service, as other friends and foes seek the heart for their own agenda as well.
Jack Sparrow and Barbossa embark on a quest to find the elusive fountain of youth, only to discover that Blackbeard and his daughter are after it too. Captain Barbossa, Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann must sail off the edge of the map, navigate treachery and betrayal, find Jack Sparrow, and make their final alliances for one last decisive battle. Bond's loyalty to M is tested when her past comes back to haunt her. When MI6 comes under attack, must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.
In London, a real-estate scam puts millions of pounds up for grabs, attracting some of the city's scrappiest tough guys and its more established underworld types, all of whom are looking to get rich quick. While the city's seasoned criminals vie for the cash, an unexpected player -- a drugged-out rock 'n' roller presumed to be dead but very much alive -- has a multi-million-dollar prize fall into The IMF is shut down when it's implicated in the bombing of the Kremlin, causing Ethan Hunt and his new team to go rogue to clear their organization's name.
Blacksmith Will Turner teams up with eccentric pirate "Captain" Jack Sparrow to save his love, the governor's daughter, from Jack's former pirate allies, who are now undead. Sherlock Holmes Robert Downey Jr. Enjoyable second part as good and amusing as the first. Lavish production packed with action , intrigue , suspense and amusement. It's a nice film inspired on splendid novels about Sherlock Holmes character written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle , including a first-range nasty with malignant aims incarnated by the Napoleon of Crime Doctor Moriarty.
Watson , Jude Law , and a gypsy named Simza , Noomi Rapace , with the help of Holmes' older brother Mycroft Holmes , Stephen Fry , all of them join forces to outwit and bring down their fiercest adversary, Professor Moriarty. Furthermore , one woman , Irene Adler , again played by Rachel McAdams , as a suspicious young with mysterious purports. Together, the team find themselves involved in a risked international conspiracy in which the fate of all of Europe hangs in the balance. In the flick appears the usual of the Arthur Conan Doyle's novels : Dr. Holmes along Watson will solve unanswered mysteries and Sherlock undergoes some risked experiences to resolve the cases using even his habitual disguise.
It's a nice Holmes film with gripping London and sensational setting. A genuine ripping yarn very intriguing and entertaining. The movie blends suspense , thriller , detective action , cloak and dagger , mystery and is pretty interesting. It packs an exciting amount of surprises with great lots of fun.
This is a classy and effective romp with a strongly casting. Robert Downey Jr. Robert Downey as Holmes plays in a clever , broody and impetuous manner , as whimsical detective is top notch , he's in cracking form acting as a two-fisted fighter. He makes an unique perspective on his life revealing a complex personality. Although Basil Rathbone will be forever identified as Holmes , however Sherlock is also played by Robert Downey as an intelligent , cunning , broody and impetuous sleuth. Watson here isn't a bumbling and botcher pal generally represented by Nigel Bruce but an clever and astute partner perfectly incarnated by Jude Law.
The movie is inspired by Arthur Conan Doyle novels , taking parts here and there , as it is primarily based on the short story "The Final Problem" , but also shows aspects from other Sherlock Holmes stories: "The Sign of Four" ; "The Greek Interpreter" ; "Valley of Fear" ; "The Speckled Band"; "The Dying Detective"; "Bruce Partington Plans"; and "The Second Stain" and when Sherlock defeats Moriarty by pulling him over Reichenbach Falls, with both of them falling to their apparent deaths; being based on the story "The Final Problem" in which Holmes defeats Moriarty in the same way, by falling over a waterfall to the apparent death of both.
The film has a colorful atmosphere , it's in glowing images with lights and shades that originate strange setting. Set design is of first rate , the movie is very atmospheric , the crowed streets , shady and dirty slums of London , trains , buildings are very well designed but with excessive use of computer generator images. Screenwriter Michael Johnson provides the original plot , creating the basis for this particularly storyline. The film boasts a beautifully cinematography by Philippe Rousselot and a haunting score by Hans Zimmer , both of whom also worked in the former part.
This big budgeted production by Joel Silver sparkles with polish and wit and the ending is as exciting as moving and being well directed by Guy Ritchie. Due to Warner Bros. Let's not dwell on the past. They move to sit at the table. No ring? I'm Irene Adler again and I need your help to find someone. There's nobody more brilliant or who knows London better than you. Plus, it's a wonderful opportunity to see you again. Holmes almost melts. Then, Irene reaches for something inside her jacket and Holmes grabs her hand.
She hands him the envelope. Just for a brief moment, she can't hide the anxiety in her eyes. I didn't say I'd take the case. She ignores him. Holmes examines the envelope. On it is stamped the letterhead of the Grand Hotel. She pauses behind him as she exits. As she walks out she puts her photo back upright. Irene keeps moving. She turns into the alley. Too dark to see much in there. She sniffs them appreciatively, walks on. Before she can speak, a gesture from the shadow stills her.
Someone waiting outside takes the paper, and their footsteps clatter away. Moriarty closes the window, and the carriage starts moving. A full beat goes by before he turns to Irene, finally prepared to engage with her. I wager he'll find our man within twenty-four hours. I sincerely hope it's accurate. The Beggar is up, limping toward the window where Moriarty and Irene sit. He has disgusting blackened teeth. The gun rests on the Beggar's forehead. The cold eyes of the man that holds the weapon bore into the skull of the Beggar, who backs off in fear.
The carriage moves on. Watson approaches, very concerned, almost enraged. Leaping about, all aflutter. Are you a masochist? She turned you inside out, she made a proper idiot of you. I'm sorry, you were going to explain something She'd love that. This is a hopeless cause -- Watson won't stop.
Holmes looks like he's had enough. I won't interrupt. An alibi, a beard, a human canoe. She can sit on your back and paddle you up the Thames Holmes grabs the envelope back. Those are my dates. Luke Reordon, four foot ten, red hair, missing two front teeth. Holmes picks up his violin. You're just not her type, Holmes. She likes ginger dwarfs. It's more than a technicality. You're misrepresenting the dimensions of foreshortened people.
I've said too much. What were you just doing? Once Irene leaves, he steps quickly to a window, and looks out to see her walking down Baker Street, turning down an alley. He bolts into -- 36A INT. Before Watson can speak, Holmes snatches his coat and runs down the other end of the corridor. The jump to the next level is a more taxing prospect. Holmes weighs the distance and hurls himself down with a determined look. He lands just right. Even without the man -- who is scrofulous and sly -- no woman in her right mind would go down this alley. Another man steps in behind her, trapping her.
He closes in to grab her -- -- and WHAP! Gets three cosh-strikes across the chin, dropping him immediately. Still holding the roses, the man finds himself smacked up against the bricks with Irene's hand over his mouth. Quick as a snake, she slices upwards with a razor-sharp knife, cutting his belt, then his clothes, all the way to his collar. The move ends with Irene's finger over her own mouth, signalling the mugger to be quiet.
He obeys, eyes bulging. Irene frisks him expertly. She's mugging the mugger. There is excitement in her eyes; this turns her on. Doesn't look like yours, does it? And -- naughty boy -- here's another one. I'll return them, shall I? On second thoughts, she turns back, takes his wallet too, then leaves. He hurries after Irene down the alley.
Holmes picks up the pace. He drops a coin in his hand, then another coin and snatches the beggar's eye patch too. He runs past a coal cart, snags a lump of coal, rubs it on his face and hands, then pops it in his mouth, chews it to blacken his teeth. He pauses to singe the sleeve of Watson's coat on a fairground fire-breather's flames, runs on.
Again he stops the coach and again the gun comes out, but this time we can see that Holmes gets a view of the man on the other end of the weapon before the carriage pulls away. Irene's bag of money still sits on the table. He's got Adler on edge. That's bad money. It's nothing to do with me, but leave this case. Holmes motions to the bills. A man has to make a living. After all, I'll be paying the rent entirely on my own.
Mister Holmes, sir? He turns to see Breathless, pale, scared. Watson, grab a compass. You means us. It appears he's come back from the dead. I have tea with Mary and her parents this evening. Watson walks into his office. No girl wants to marry a doctor who can't tell if a man's dead or not. They all move to the exit. Clarky laughs. Not a place for a picnic, not even on a bright sunny day -- and it's starting to rain. A COP stops the carriage, opens the door.
They walk up the pathway towards the Blackwood Family Crypt. Watson barely lifts his head, scanning the ground while Holmes appears to have taken an interest in a clump of trees in the distance. Nothing but standard-issue police bootprints. Any possible evidence there might have been has been trampled. The cops are in tight clusters, whispering to themselves, spooked. They'd rather be anywhere but here. Holmes and Watson share a quick glance -- this is interesting.
Lestrade emerges from the crypt. He is sweating, shaken. On second thought, Lestrade does take Holmes' handkerchief. Holmes inspects the door, checking the hinges. The witness is over there. You can question him if you like -- but you won't get much. Watson heads for him. Holmes disappears in the opposite direction. As soon as their backs are turned, Lestrade marches over to a nervous knot of cops, grabs a fistful of blue in each hand, drags his boys in close. He doesn't want Holmes or Watson to hear this. You're an embarrassment!
Also, you're forbidden to talk about this to anyone, not a word. Are we bloody clear on that? The cops nod, duly chastened. Watson immediately goes into doctor mode checking his pulse, looking in his eyes. The Groundskeeper just keeps praying. Watson takes a boiled sweet from his pocket, pops it in the man's mouth and gently sits him down. Holmes walks over holding a small branch from a tree. We should give him a few moments. Lestrade stomps up. You pronounced the man dead. Lestrade shakes his head. It hasn't been a good day for him, or the Yard. There's a clunk. They all turn to see the coffin has been extracted from the crypt.
Four beefy, soil-stained cops emerge lugging the coffin. They place it on the ground, step back, crossing themselves, murmuring, plainly terrified. Holmes chuckles. Watson's had enough. He marches forward -- -- snatches the crowbar away, jams it under the lid and levers it off with a slow, eerie groan. Holmes and Lestrade move forward, the cops move backward.
They brush away a layer of dirt, to reveal The body is a much smaller man than Blackwood, in everyday clothes, with red hair. Watson opens his forensic kit, disturbed. Vials, silver tools.
Diptera deposits are approximately -- measuring -- three quarters of an inch, putting the time of death at ten to twelve hours ago. Lestrade hands over a nice fountain pen, still stunned. Holmes takes the pen and pries open the corpse's mouth, revealing: two missing teeth in the man's jaw. Holmes spots something glinting in the man's dirt-filled pocket. Holmes hands the pen back to Lestrade.
Lestrade looks at it with dismay, takes it in Holmes' handkerchief -- a small measure of revenge. Lestrade follows, anxious. Holmes shows him the dusty pocket watch. Most drunks are the same, and pawnbrokers scratch the ticket number and their initials inside the lid. He was walking. They all stop, suddenly. The old Groundskeeper stands in front of them, ready to unburden himself. He was as alive as you or me.
It's not right. It's not natural. All three men watch the Groundskeeper go. A sudden gust of wind moans eerily. They all want to get the hell out of there. Holmes complies hungrily and they start to stroll along. Watson appears preoccupied. I once heard a man predict his death, down to the number and placement of the bullet holes that killed him. You have to admit that a supernatural explanation is at least theoretically possible. Invariably, you end up twisting facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts. Adler's midget is the key to this. He examines the lid. Each time he wound the watch his hand would slip, hence the scratches.
You've developed considerable powers of your own.
Watson looks quite chuffed. His face falls. Watson shakes his head. They should give us an address. On the watch. Which leads me to deduce that I'm already late for my appointment with Mary. You remember, the one I was leaving for before you talked me into coming to dig up dead bodies with you. She grabs his hand anyway. Watson is so taken aback by the urgency and gravity of her tone that he doesn't pull away. Not in blood but in bond. I see the letters S and an L, no Holmes and Watson look at each other. She has their attention. A man driven out of his mind by a malign force. Watson looks at Holmes.
You will be married I see Watson snatches his hand away. Holmes feigns innocence. The Palm Reader looks at Holmes. Watson shakes his head as he pays the woman. And you know it yourself, Watson. That is precisely the reason you can't find a suitable ring. You're terrified of a life without the thrill of the macabre, as well you should be. Holmes swallows the last of his cod and casts the wrapping aside, pleased with himself.
Holmes digs into a pocket, produces a wad of coins. Holmes is confused until he spots a sign in the window: "Large selection of engagement rings for every wallet. As he follows Watson, he is intercepted by the Palm Reader who grabs his arm. Darkness and great pain. Mortal peril. Warn your friend, he's not safe. Even Holmes is taken aback by this. Now Watson is smiling, and Holmes is not. Here we are Some windows are boarded up. And possibly dangerous. Oh, well, give my regards to Mary. Watson checks his watch. Holmes takes out his knife and goes to work on the lock. It is fiddly.
It takes him a while. He kneels to get a better angle with the knife. Off Holmes' pleased reaction, he gestures them inside. Watson lights a lamp which reveals details of an interior that stops them both in their tracks: From floor to ceiling, every available inch is covered in writing, biblical Latin and Hebrew. Scrawled-on paper and pages are tacked to walls and carved into the plaster, crucifixes punctuate the yards of text and collage, strange pagan charms hang from the ceiling. They move further inside where there is a hallway and a basic bedroom.
Holmes inspects it, moves through a door. Watson, come take a look at this -- Watson puts down what he was looking at, goes towards The room is stacked with an alarming amount of scientific and biological paraphernalia. Some of it gives off a distinctly electrical hum. Ungodly fragments of limbs and matter float in jars.
An experiment generating a massive stench, a seething cloud of flies. Eyes opened impossibly wide, their bodies frozen in strange contortions, as if mid-death-rattle. Holmes moves around the room, sniffing like a morbid perfumer. Watson does his best not to gag. He digs through them, finds one piece not as burnt as the rest. Watson digs through his forensic bag, pulls out vials. Watson catches it, starts pouring the acid, another chemical on a clean sheet of paper. Holmes senses something, moves into the next room. Watson presses the chemical-soaked paper onto the burnt paper.
Something he was working on? Sucks the iron right out of the ink. Long as it's not too burnt Watson keeps rubbing the paper together, puts it by the lantern. Ghostly chemistry. Watson sees the crest is Blackwood's. Holmes gets a whiff of something, raises an eyebrow. He starts walking back to the other room. Sweet, almost like perfume He sucks on a twisty stick of barley sugar Victorian hard candy. They stop, surprised to see Holmes and Watson. Holmes' eyes widen at the giant. Dredger is deadpan. HOLMES Let me guess -- you're here to extinguish any connection between the man who lived here and the man you work for?
Curious you'd still be running errands for a dead man. The two thugs step toward Holmes and Watson. Sweet tooth. Watson meets the men in the middle of the room, swinging at them. As they dodge and swing back -- Holmes grabs a standing lamp, sliding it into his hand as a weapon. He looks at Dredger, knows it won't make a dent. He catches the rod, flipping it so the curtain-rings rain to the floor. He blinks, trying to gather his senses. He sees Dredger incoming, as -- Watson tussles with the thugs, a bar-room brawler.
Head butting one, kicking the other in the groin. The men whip out knives. Watson ducks and dodges, blades flashing on either side of him. Watson fights the first thug, as he scrambles toward the ring. Holmes reaches out for some kind of weapon, anything he can grab. A truly pathetic weapon. Dredger lurches toward Holmes, who swings the metal shaft desperately, and Holmes looks at the lightning rod in his hand, stunned by the efficacy of the weapon.
Dredger tries to recover, climbing off of Watson. Holmes cranks his weapon. The rod sparks and hums. Dredger pulls himself up with the help of a water pipe on the wall. He looks at the sparking rod and races for the window as well. Watson chases the engagement ring, bends down Dredger gives Watson a cruel smile, then leaps out the window, landing atop a heap of coal.
Watson glares as -- Holmes blasts past him, leaps out the window. Watson picks up the ring, sees: The stone was knocked out of the setting, lost in the floorboards, the rest of the ring mangled. Holmes gives chase, darting around people, trailing Dredger through the gates of a huge commercial shipbuilders.
The vessel can't be far from completion; it sits in a wheeled carriage designed to see it smoothly into water. Holmes trails the hulking form of Dredger into this network of struts. They weave through the shadows. Holmes sees one of the cables shifting slightly. Holmes steps into Dredger's path, hitting him with the lightning-rod, knocking him back. Dredger knows there isn't much juice left. He reaches out, grabs the weapon and A moment of reckoning between Holmes and Dredger: The shaft slowly Dredger tosses the rod.
And now, Holmes backs away, as -- Dredger grabs a sledgehammer, and swings the hammer at Holmes, smashing some of the wooden supports, tearing others out of his way. Dredger in pursuit. Dredger turns for a moment, just long enough for -- Holmes to launch himself at Dredger. They tumble down onto the massive runners on the floor of the slipway. Holmes wrestles Dredger's head onto the runner and pins him down. Dredger kicks out viciously, splintering another chock. It's the last straw for the support mechanism, the whole thing starts to creak.
Dredger pulls Holmes down with him, Holmes' head hits the ground hard. Holmes lies semi-conscious, eyes rolled back into his head, as the leviathan roars down towards him. The ground beneath him shakes, knocks his head against the runner -- once, twice -- as he blinks back into consciousness, he sees the great shadow sweeping over him. He's doomed. He opens one tentative eye, half expecting to find himself in the after-life, and sees black metal an inch from his nose.
He realizes the ship has stopped, but he doesn't know why. The SHIP squeals and groans as its timber supports buckle and crack with the weight of the tethered ship. A beat where the whole business hangs in limbo and The timber finally gives way. The ship is free again, falling through the air -- Holmes rolls sideways as the propellers slice through the air above his head -- the hull screams past him with a sound like the side of the world being torn off -- -- and then the ship's away, parting the Thames with a vast, frothy explosion of water.
Holmes watches the ship drift gracefully out into the river -- from vortex to serenity in a matter of seconds. A quiet beat. Holmes collapses back, great gulps of air disappearing into his lungs. He tries to pull himself to his feet, but Dredger's bone-shaking punches have taken it out of him and he sags back to the ground. Watson arrives, helps him to his feet. They stagger back to the slipway where Dredger was standing. No blood or trace. The big man is gone. The police whistles get louder, officers swarm the scene. They see the wreckage, the ship adrift, and Holmes and Watson.
Watson looks at his watch and does a slow, deep burn. A giant holding cell where every shade and aspect of Victorian villainy is corralled. Holmes wakes up on a bench after a peaceful night's sleep. Watson sits next to him, exhausted, bloodshot eyes. He's reading his notebook, making the odd change here and there.
Holmes looks up and sees Watson staring at him, shaking his head. I deserve this I clearly deserve it. How could I ever be so deluded as to believe I could meet Mary's parents for tea once I let myself be talked into going with you. Now of course I'm in jail. Holmes tries to wiggle his fingers which causes him enough pain that he decides to bind them with Irene's handkerchief. We were set upon, man, it was self- defense. Watson shakes the notebook in Holmes' face. I never complain I never complain about your violin playing at three in the morning, your mess, your lack of hygiene, your stealing my clothes, your setting our home on fire!
Watson challenges him with a look. Remember me, boys? Put me away for robbery a few years back? Holmes turns and comes face-to-face with a dangerous- looking man who has a few conspicuous WARTS on his face. The fifteenth most dangerous man in London. Watson snaps at the man. I told you, a little nitrate of silver and the warts will be gone in two weeks. Now, if you'll excuse us! Brownlee takes a swing at Watson. Holmes checks him and drops Brownlee without missing a beat. It's in the interest of science. You're overtired and feeling a bit sensitive.