The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes The Eligible Bachelor


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Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes
Edward Hardwicke as Doctor Watson / Dr Watson
Paris Jefferson as Henrietta Doran
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Reviewed by trimmerb1234 5 / 10

Holmes? Is it really you?

Asks Watson. Unfortunately not at all. This feature length production concocts a Holmes who is not at all himself. Holmes, the archetypal steely-nerved arch-rationalist here, in the hands of this writer and director, instead becomes prey to nightmares and tortured by flashbacks and phantasms. Will he be forced to seek counselling we wonder? The writer stopped just short of this but he the director otherwise knew no bounds. Pointless over-elaboration - and a lack of point. If it's allusive they use it. Such things often are the hallmark of a lesser talent given too many resources. Surprising to find this in the work of a writer and a director with long track records. But what a shame that this fine cast (inc guests Simon Williams and Anna Calder-Marshal), these sumptuous interiors and costumes,these atmospheric exteriors were not put to better use.

Its always good to watch the Brett/Hardwicke combo in their struggles against criminality and injustice. Here though they are pitted against criminally bad writing and direction

A ray of hope. Re-editing might yet rescue it.

Reviewed by ListerUK2001 10 / 10

Turgid, dull, over long . . .

This dramatization of a short story is stretched past breaking point. Far, far, far too much padding takes place before the story gets started. Even when it does, every scene is dragged out to painful length with no explanatory dialogue so as to make it impossible to comprehend nor actually care for any of the characters. Only Jeremy Brett's usual excellence as Holmes makes this awful mess even slightly worth watching.

Reviewed by Aziraphale615 1 / 10

seriously weird stuff

One of the things that supposedly led Jeremy Brett to take on the mantle of Holmes was the fact that Granada wanted to do something that no other film or television producer had done before, namely, do the Doyle stories as they were written. And for the most part, they did. It seems that towards the end of Brett's life, when he was at his weakest, they gave him the weirdest, melodramatic and nonsensical adaptations to showcase his talents. Even if I didn't know the story The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor, "The Eligible Bachelor" would've had me confused, since it is just all over the place. We start out with the upcoming nuptials of Hattie Doran and Lord Robert St. Simon (along the lines of the original story). Then we veer into a very strange subplot with Sherlock Holmes being unable to sleep because he's having a recurring nightmare (which he sketches). Throw in an old estate with jungle animals, a maimed veiled lady (possibly borrowed from The Adventure of the Veiled Lodger)a murderous husband, a wife driven mad and all other sorts of wackiness that not only was never in the original story, but which just makes the whole piece unwieldy and a mess. I've appreciated other episodes where the writers were able to dramatize some elements of "backstory" but in this case, they just added in all sorts of things that made for an over-the-top piece of melodrama that probably has Conan Doyle spinning.

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