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A Study in Terror

A Study in Terror

James Hill (1965)

90min
15 Certificate
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Our Score
No fictional character has been portrayed more often on screen than Sherlock Holmes, but of the scores of actors to tackle the role, few deserved a second outing beneath the famous deerstalker more than John Neville. In this neatly plotted, at times gruesome, picture, based on an Ellery Queen novel, he gives a stylish performance as Baker Street's most famous tenant - a portrayal which is all the more impressive for the lack of acting or sleuthing support he receives from Donald Houston as Watson. Director James Hill re-creates the Whitechapel of the Jack the Ripper era with evident relish, and the solution is a corker.

Summary

Sherlock Holmes receives a mysterious package with a connection to a series of murders. Aided by his brother Mycroft and trusty sidekick Dr Watson, he is soon on the trail of the Victorian age's most infamous killer - Jack the Ripper. His investigation leads to a conspiracy involving eminent politicians and the aristocracy. Thriller, with John Neville, Donald Houston, John Fraser, Robert Morley, Judi Dench and Barbara Windsor.

Cast & Crew

Sherlock Holmes John Neville
Dr John Watson Donald Houston
Lord Edward Carfax John Fraser
Dr Murray Anthony Quayle
Mycroft Holmes Robert Morley
Annie Chapman Barbara Windsor
Angela Adrienne Corri
Lestrade Frank Finlay
Sally Judi Dench
Prime Minister Cecil Parker
Max Steiner Peter Carsten
Joseph Beck Charles Regnier
Duke of Shires Barry Jones
Chunky Terry Downes
Saloon singer Georgia Brown
Cathy Eddowes Kay Walsh
Mary Kelly Edina Ronay
Home Secretary Dudley Foster
Michael Osbourne John Cairney
Rupert Jeremy Lloyd
Rupert's friend Corin Redgrave
Director James Hill
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Guidance: Some violence. Available on: Available on video, DVD and BluRay

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