Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson

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Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson
Directed by Igor Maslennikov
Produced by Lenfilm
Written by Arthur Conan Doyle (novel)
Igor Maslennikov
Yuli Dunsky
Valeri Frid
Starring Vasily Livanov
Vitaly Solomin
Rina Zelyonaya
Music by Vladimir Dashkevich (original score)
Boris Andreev
(sound department)
Cinematography Yuri Veksler
Edited by Mark Kaplan (artist)
Distributed by Lenfilm
Release date
  • 1979 (1979)
Running time
135 minutes (in 2 episodes)
Country Soviet Union
Language Russian

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson (Russian: Шерлок Холмс и доктор Ватсон, translit. Sherlok Kholms i doktor Vatson) is a 1979 Soviet film adaptation of Arthur Conan Doyle's novels about Sherlock Holmes. Directed by Igor Maslennikov it is the first of a 5-part TV film series (divided into 11-episodes) The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. The film is divided into two episodes – "The Acquaintance" (Russian: Знакомство, based on "The Adventure of the Speckled Band") and "Bloody Inscription" (Russian: Кровавая надпись, based on A Study in Scarlet).

The movies are made close to the plot of the books, but have some notable, and sometimes quite humorous differences, e.g. Dr. Watson within first weeks of living in Baker Street was trying to figure out what was Holmes profession. Upon witnessing Holmes dressed in disguise, seeing some strange visitors, Watson comes to a conclusion that Holmes is a criminal mistermind[1]


The Acquaintance[edit]

Bloody Inscription[edit]

External links[edit]

  1. ^ [ Television Review: Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson (Russian)