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  • It is not dry or boring like some of the episode, except for the supporting cast
  • It is interesting to see Holmes and Watson's reaction to the Winthrop legend, and how each of them handles it

    • by jolly
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      I am reviewing The Case of the Winthrop Legend, a Sherlock Holmes episode from the boxed set, Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Series 39 Thrilling Episodes. This series was produced by Sheldon Reynolds and filmed in France in the fifties. Ronald Howard, the son of actor Leslie Howard, stars as Sherlock Holmes, and Marion Crawford stars as Watson.

      In


      this case, Holmes is found wrapped up in a case of superstition. A member of the Winthrop family visits Holmes in Baker Street, requesting that he save his brother from death.

      The man then goes into detail about a family legend that exists in theirs, saying that when a Winthrop finds himself in possession of silver coins, death will come shortly after. He requests that Holmes come to his manor immediately, as his brother recently came into possession of such coins.

      As expected, Holmes scoffs at the idea of having such a legend seen as the truth, but he comes to Winthrop Manor anyway, if only to humor Mr. Winthrop.

      What happens next surprises everyone. The man’s brother ...


      • Case of the Winthrop Legend
      is indeed found death upon the stairs of the manor.

      Holmes suspects foul play, while everyone else fears the legend’s power. This is an interesting episode.

      There is a little more of a ’spooky’ atmosphere about this episode. It is not dry or boring like some of the episode, except for the supporting cast.

      It is interesting

      to see Holmes and Watson’s reaction to the Winthrop legend, and how each of them handles it. For a while, this episode leaves the viewer wondering if the legend is real! The unknown is also freaky, and this episode certainly plays around with it.

      I would recommend watching this one. It is pretty enjoyable, if only to watch Howard’s and Crawford’s performances.




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