The Sign of Four (1983)


STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 1

 

VERDICT – 4/5

 
PROS –
1) Ian Richardson & David Healy’s spot-on performance as Holmes & Watson. The further episodes were canceled due to the arrival of the Granada TV series otherwise these two actors would have given Jeremy Brett & Edward Hardwicke a run for their money.
2) A wholesome Sherlock Holmes adventure which covers almost all aspect of the character. Sherlock in disguise, the irregulars, Watson’s affinity to the female character, Inspector Layton in place of Inspector Lestrade, etc.
3) There is no element of surprise in the movie as the audiences are already made aware of the happenings however the screenplay is still gripping.

 

CONS –
1) Absence of Mrs. Hudson.

 

 
QUOTE –
“Sherlock Holmes: The best place to hide a needle is not in a haystack, but among a lot of other needles.”

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