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Produced in Europe for American audiences, the "Sherlock Holmes" 1954 TV series captures the essence of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's characters and themes. Ronald Howard (son of film star Leslie Howard) stars as the intensely analytical Holmes, aided by Dr. Watson (H. Marion Crawford) and antagonized by the Inspector Lestrade (Archie Duncan). The Case Of The Split Ticket: A partner in the purchase of a winning lottery ticket vanishes hours before the midnight deadline to claim the prize. It's up to Sherlock Holmes to find him and solve the mystery of his disappearance. The Case Of The Pennsylvania Gun: The murder of nobleman John Douglas brings Holmes and Watson to the British countryside, where Detective Macleod of Scotland Yard seems to believe he has the case well in hand. With the victim's castle surrounded by a forty foot moat and the drawbridge up at the time of the murder, the list of suspects should number only those who were in the castle at the time of death. Holmes has brought his fishing tackle, though, and is convinced there's an altogether different explanation. The Case Of The Exhumed Client: Sir Charles Farnsworth turns up dead in the cursed Farnsworth Castle. A man with many enemies, Sir Charles made sure to put a clause in his will requiring an investigation of his death, no matter what the apparent cause, by none other than Sherlock Holmes. An autopsy soon reveals arsenic in the deadman's body, and Holmes finds no shortage of suspects in residence at the castle. The Case Of The Eiffel Tower: A world famous criminal is run over by a London milk truck. Inspector Lestrade of Scotland Yard calls on Sherlock Holmes to decipher the mysterious note found in the dead man's pocket. Assuming the identity of the deceased, Holmes follows a trail of mystery all the way to Paris.

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