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The Case of the Exhumed Client

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The Case of the Exhumed Client (1955)

The Case of the Exhumed Client is the 31th episode of the 1954-1955 TV series Sherlock Holmes starring Ronald Howard as Sherlock Holmes and Howard Marion-Crawford as Dr. Watson. Aired on 30 may 1955 on MPTV (USA). Black & White. 27 min.

Full episode





  • Director : Steve Previn
  • Producer : Sheldon Reynolds
  • Associate Producer : Nicole Milinaire
  • Screenplay : Charles Early, Joseph Early
  • Cinematography : Raymond Clunie
  • Production Manager : Sacha Kamenka
  • Film Editor : George Gale
  • Music : Paul Durand
  • Set Designer : Maurice Petri
  • Sound Equipment : Poste Parisien
  • Engineer : René Longuet

Plot summary

Holmes goes to a manor to investigate the murder of Sir Charles, presumably at the hands of an heir. Sir Charles died in the Tower room which according to a legend is supposed to kill whoever sleeps in it. Holmes decides to stay in the room for a night. He almost dies but with no visible reasons. He avoids death and keeps the occupants in suspense, then divulges the actual killer.


  • France : La Légende de la tour