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The Case of the Jolly Hangman

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The Case of the Jolly Hangman (1955)

The Case of the Jolly Hangman is the 28th episode of the 1954-1955 TV series Sherlock Holmes starring Ronald Howard as Sherlock Holmes and Howard Marion-Crawford as Dr. Watson. Aired on 9 may 1955 on MPTV (USA). Black & White. 27 min.

In this episode, Archie Duncan played inspector MacDougal from Glasgow, the cousin of inspector Lestrade.

Full episode




  • Baxter's secretary : Lucille Vines
  • Street fleurist
  • Hotel client
  • Hotel manager
  • Hopers' baby


  • Director : Steve Previn
  • Producer : Sheldon Reynolds
  • Assosiate Producer : Nicole Milinaire
  • Screenplay : Charles Early, Joseph Early
  • 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

Holmes investigates a suicide, which is shown to be a covered-up murder in Glasgow leading to a suspect who poses under another name. Before he can murder the victim's wife as well, Holmes shows up.


  • France : Le Pendu de Glasgow