The Sign of Four (TV movie 2001)

From The Arthur Conan Doyle Encyclopedia
The Sign of Four (2001)

The Sign of Four is a Canadian TV movie produced by Muse Entertainment starring Matt Frewer as Sherlock Holmes and Kenneth Welsh as Dr. Watson. Aired on 23 march 2001. 84 minutes.

This is an adaptation of the Arthur Conan Doyle's novel : The Sign of Four (1888).

The movie has some differences with the original story :

  • There is no chase on the Thames.
  • Holmes kills Tonga with his poisoned dart.
  • Mary Morstan and Watson don't fall in love.
  • Mary goes to India with Thaddeus Sholto at the end.




  • Director : Rodney Gibbons
  • Screenplay : Joe Wiesenfeld
  • Producer : Irene Litinsky, Pedro Gandol, Steven Hewitt, Michael Prupas
  • Music : Marc Ouellette
  • Cinematography : Eric Cayla
  • Film Editor : Vidal Béïque
  • Production Design : Jean-Baptiste Tard
  • Set Decoration : Diane Gauthier, Marie-Claude Gosselin, Claude Leclair
  • Costume Design : Luc J. Béland