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The Crucifer of Blood (TV movie 1991)

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The Crucifer of Blood (1991)

The Crucifer of Blood is a British-American TV movie produced by Agamemnon Films, British Lion Film Corporation, Lynch Entertainment and Turner Pictures first released on 4 november 1991 (USA), starring Charlton Heston as Sherlock Holmes and Richard Johnson as Dr. Watson. 90 min.

The story is a mix of canonical stories :

  • The story starts like in the original story of The Man with the Twisted Lip, where Mrs St-Clair asks Holmes to find his husband (his father in the movie).
  • His father was involved in the Agra treasure theft (The Sign of Four).
  • In the boat-chase on the Thames, Jonathan Small navigates on The Gloria Scott (rather than The Aurora).



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Cast


  • Director : Fraser C. Heston
  • Writers : Paul Giovanni (play), Fraser C. Heston
  • Producer : Fraser Clarke Heston
  • Executive Producer : Richard Horner, Peter Snell, Lynne Stuart
  • Associate Producer : Ted Lloyd
  • Original Music : Carl Davis
  • Cinematography : Robin Vidgeon
  • Film Editing : Eric Boyd-Perkins
  • Casting : Rebecca Howard
  • Production Design : Tony Woollard
  • Art Direction : Malcolm Stone
  • Set Decoration : Maggie Gray
  • Hair Stylist : Linda Catlin
  • Hair Styles Supervisor : Jan Dorman
  • Makeup Artist : Nick Dudman, Suzanne Reynolds
  • First Assistant Director : Terry Needham
  • Second Assistant Director : Michael Stevenson
  • Third Assistant Director : David Carrigan
  • Stand-By Painter : Perry Bell
  • Storyboard Artist : Roger W. Deer
  • Construction Manager : Roy Evans
  • Stand-By Prop : Mark Fruin
  • Stand-By Carpenter : Arthur Holland
  • Dressing Properties : Gary Ixer
  • Stand-By Stagehand : Eamonn Redmond
  • Production Buyer : Peter Rutherford
  • Stand-By Prop : Terry Wells Jr.
  • Property Master : Terry Wells
  • Dressing Prop : Kevin Wheeler
  • Property Storeman : Michael Wolfson
  • Boom Operator : Gerald Bates
  • Adr Mixer : Ron Bedrosian
  • Supervising Sound Editor : Norval D. Crutcher
  • Sound Editor : Samuel C. Crutcher, G. W. Davis
  • Adr Mixer : John Dunkley
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer : Jay M. Harding, Don MacDougall, Douglas E. Turner
  • Sound Editor : Joseph Holsen, Gilberto C. Nunes
  • Sound Mixer : Brian Simmons
  • Sound Trainee : Jeremy West
  • Special Effects Supervisor : Neil Corbould
  • Special Effects Trainee : Marcus Richardson
  • Stunt Coordinator : Eddie Stacey
  • Still Photographer : Graham Attwood
  • Focus Puller : Keith Blake
  • Camera Operator : Wally Byatt
  • Chief Electrician : Steve Foster
  • Stand-By Rigger : George Hobbs
  • Best Boy : Steve Kitchen
  • Clapper Loader : Dean Morrish, Andy Newall
  • Steadicam Operator : Geoffrey Wharton
  • Camera Operator : David Worley
  • Focus Puller : Jason Wrenn
  • Wardrobe Assistant : Tony Hughes
  • Wardrobe Mistress : Rosemary Worth
  • Wardrobe Supervisor : Richard Pointing
  • First Assistant Editor : Matthew Glen, Jack Hilton
  • Second Assistant Editor : Paul Elman, Rodney Sharpp, Adam Snell
  • Negative Cutter : Scott Greene, Tim Heyen
  • Additional Editor : Peter Musgrave
  • Music Supervisor : John Stronach
  • Music Recording Engineer : John Timperley
  • Prosthetics Supervisor : Nick Dudman
  • Production Coordinator : Sally Hayman
  • Publicist : Marilyn Heston
  • Assistant To Producer : Lesley Keane
  • Assistant To Director : Jill Levy
  • Accounting Assistant : Lorna Mellish
  • Production Accountant : Joan Murphy
  • Location Manager : John Southwood
  • Production Controller : John Wall
  • Script Supervisor : Beverly Winston


Plot summary

The young Irene St. Claire enlists Holmes' and Watson's help for her father, a former veteran of the Great Indian Mutiny, who has become a hopeless opium addict. His drug dependence is a direct result of guilt and fear arising from a blood pact of secrecy made during the siege of Agra in 1857 in which he was party to the theft of a maharajah's treasure, murder, and betrayal. When an avaricious co-conspirator dies under mysterious circumstances, St. Clair is certain that the curse will strike him next...





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