Sherlock Holmes: The Master Blackmailer (1992)

Director
Peter Hammond

Main cast
Jeremy Brett; Edward Hardwicke; Robert Hardy; Norma West; Gwen Ffrangcon Davies

Genres
Thriller, Drama, Crime

Description
Sherlock Holmes (Jeremy Brett) devises a cunning plan to snare a ruthless blackmailer who's been causing misery throughout London. And this time, even his loyal sidekick Dr. Watson finds the Baker Street sleuth's campaign a little strange. Based on Arthur Conan Doyle's characters, this film features a softened version of Holmes who -- zounds! -- falls in love.


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