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The Case of the Pennsylvania Gun

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The Case of the Pennsylvania Gun (1954)

The Case of the Pennsylvania Gun is the 3rd episode of the 1954-1955 TV series Sherlock Holmes starring Ronald Howard as Sherlock Holmes and Howard Marion-Crawford as Dr. Watson. Aired on 1st november 1954 on MPTV (USA). Black & White. 27 min.

The episode is an adaptation of the Conan Doyle's novel : The Valley of Fear (1914).

Full episode




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  • Director : Sheldon Reynolds
  • Producer : Sheldon Reynolds
  • Associate Producer : Nicole Milinaire
  • Screenplay : Sheldon Reynolds
  • 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 (spoiler)

Watson and Holmes go to Sussex to investigate the gruesome death of Squire John Douglas. The weapon was a Pennsylvania sawed-off shotgun. Mr. Morelle is suspected, but Holmes finds out John Douglas was not murdered and that the murderer fled by a secret passage.


  • France : La Vengeance manquée
  • Germany : Der Fall der Pennsylvania-Pistole