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The Case of the Blind Man's Bluff

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The Case of the Blind Man's Bluff (1954)

The Case of the Blind Man's Bluff is the 8th episode of the 1954-1955 TV series Sherlock Holmes starring Ronald Howard as Sherlock Holmes and Howard Marion-Crawford as Dr. Watson. Aired on 6 december 1954 on MPTV (USA). Black & White. 27 min.

This episode is inspired by the Conan Doyle's short story : The Adventure of the Gloria Scott (1893).



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Cast

Uncredited

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Crew

  • Director : Sheldon Reynolds
  • Producer : Sheldon Reynolds
  • Associate Producer : Nicole Milinaire
  • Screenplay : Sheldon Reynolds, Lou Morheim
  • Cinematography : Raymond Clunie
  • Production Manager : Sacha Kamenka
  • Film Editor : George Gale
  • Music : Paul Durand
  • Set Designer : Raymond Druart
  • Sound Equipment : Poste Parisien
  • Engineer : Tony Leenhardt


Plot summary

Inspector Lestrade consults Sherlock Holmes about the murder of a sailor which was found with a chicken claw near the corpse. When he tells Holmes that this is the second recent murder that has involved a chicken claw tied with a black ribbon, Holmes explains that this is used as a death threat in certain parts of Trinidad. Soon afterward, when Dr. Jonas receives the same objects, he consults with Holmes, Lestrade, and Dr. Watson. But he is murdered as well. Holmes finally discovers that Mr. Vickers is not blind and he is the murderer.


Titles

  • France : Le Cargo maudit
  • Germany : Das Ritual





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