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The Case of the Shy Ballerina

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The Case of the Shy Ballerina (1954)

The Case of the Shy Ballerina is the 6th episode of the 1954-1955 TV series Sherlock Holmes starring Ronald Howard as Sherlock Holmes and Howard Marion-Crawford as Dr. Watson. Aired on 22 november 1954 on MPTV (USA). Black & White. 26 min.

Full episode




  • Henry Chelton


  • Director : Sheldon Reynolds
  • Producers : Sheldon Reynolds
  • Associate Producer : Nicole Milinaire
  • Screenplay : Charles 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

Dr Watson's hat is found at the scene of a murder, leading Lestrade to suspect him of having killed a diplomat lately returned from Saint Petersburg. A Russian ballet dancer and a composer are also suspects, but Holmes unmasks the real murderer.


  • France : Le Ballet de la mort
  • Germany : Die schüchterne Ballerina