Hands of a Murderer

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Hands of a Murderer
Directed byStuart Orme
Written byCharles Edward Pogue
StarringEdward Woodward
John Hillerman
Music byColin Towns
CinematographyKen Westbury
Release dates
  • 1990 (1990)
Running time90 minutes
LanguageEnglish
 
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Hands of a Murderer
Directed byStuart Orme
Written byCharles Edward Pogue
StarringEdward Woodward
John Hillerman
Music byColin Towns
CinematographyKen Westbury
Release dates
  • 1990 (1990)
Running time90 minutes
LanguageEnglish

Hands of a Murderer (1990) is a British television film directed by Stuart Orme, starring Edward Woodward as Sherlock Holmes and John Hillerman as Dr. John H. Watson.

Production[edit]

Filmed in England in association with Yorkshire Television,[1] the film premiered on CBS on May 16, 1990.[1]

The screenplay was written by Charles Edward Pogue who had penned the earlier Ian Richardson Sherlock Holmes films, The Sign of Four and The Hound of the Baskervilles.

Cast[edit]

Reception[edit]

Reviews for the film were decidedly mixed. People gave the film a B review in its "picks and pans" column.[2] Matthew E. Bunson in his Encyclopedia Sherlockiana opined "this is a surprisingly disappointing production despire the best efforts of all concerned and lavish attention to detail."[3] Alan Barnes in Sherlock Holmes on Screen wrote that the film "is no more than a number of high-concept set-pieces linked by the flimsiest of stories."[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Alan Barnes (2002). Sherlock Holmes on Screen. Reynolds & Hearn Ltd. pp. 57–58. ISBN 1-903111-04-8. 
  2. ^ "Picks and Pans Review: Hands of a Murderer". People. My 21, 1990.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  3. ^ Matthew E. Bunson (1997). Encyclopedia Sherlockiana. Macmillan. p. 100. ISBN 0028616790. 

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