The Longing of Sherlock Holmes

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The Longing of Sherlock Holmes
Directed by Stepán Skalský
Written by Stepán Skalský
Starring Radovan Lukavský
Václav Voska
Release date
March 3, 1972[1]

The Longing of Sherlock Holmes (Czech:Touha Sherlocka Holmese) is a 1972 Czechoslovak television film directed by Stepán Skalský and starring Radovan Lukavský, Václav Voska and Vlasta Fialová.[1] The film also features Josef Kemr.[2] Theodor Pištěk designed the costumes for the film.


Desiring a change of pace, Sherlock Holmes decides for once to play criminal instead of crime-fighter. His attempt is eventually foiled by Watson.


Filmed on location in Prague, Liberec and Hrádek u Nechanic,[3] it was based on an original screenplay by director Stepán Skalský.[1]



  1. ^ a b c Haining, Peter (1994). The Television Sherlock Holmes. Virgin Books. p. 68. ISBN 0-86369-793-3. 
  2. ^ "Josef Kemr". Czech Film Database. Retrieved August 15, 2010. 
  3. ^ Barnes, Alan (2002). Sherlock Holmes on Screen. Reynolds & Hearn Ltd. pp. 218–219. ISBN 1-903111-04-8. 


  • Hardy, Phil. The BFI Companion to Crime. A&C Black, 1997.

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