Worst Sherlock

Following the Great Detective.
Wich2
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Joined: September 12th, 2007, 10:09 pm

April 7th, 2017, 10:05 pm #121

VERY cool place!

(Did you get to go up to his little "fortress of solitude," where he took the girlies?)

A big regret:

I was able to talk a guide into allowing to us stay after hours, and very carefully put on one of Gillette's Sherlockian "hideous dressing gowns." Alas in that pre-digital day when you couldn't double check what you got, the flash misfired and the shot didn't pan out.
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Casey62
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April 7th, 2017, 11:04 pm #122

Wich2 wrote:
Neither actor looks much like the character; but with the proper makeup, Gamble would've been a bit better than Owen.

As I was watching A STUDY IN SCARLETT, I imagined Gamble in Holmes attire and could see how he would've been a better choice.
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FuneralGames
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July 9th, 2017, 8:47 pm #123

I agree that Ben Snyder was a zero as Sherlock and it was odd to see a Holmes who was shorter than Dr Watson. The plot would have been o.k. for "Dr Who" (Jon Pertwee era).
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Salzmank
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July 10th, 2017, 1:48 am #124

I actually thought A Study in Scarlet ('33) quite good. To be sure, Owen is physically no fit for SH, but he tries his best, and I think he's fine. Robert Downey, Jr., and Ben Snyder compete for the spot of my second least favorite Holmes. The Downey Sherlock Holmes was fine as a film, but Downey himself is one of the least Holmesian of all cinematic Holmes. Like Owen, Snyder is a terrible fit for Holmes, but he does try to his best. The movie stinks, though. My vote for the worst Holmes, however, goes to Matt Frewer, who has been mentioned here before. He is a complete, overacting, scenery-chewing mess, and his line readings are all wrong. Lord knows why the directors didn't try to rein the guy in, but I was embarrassed just to watch his acting. It's bloody terrible.
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geralmar
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March 30th, 2018, 5:28 am #125

Since he hasn't been mentioned I gather Michael Caine was an O.K. Holmes?
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will
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March 30th, 2018, 8:39 am #126

I also thought Reginald Owen was okay and his movie, which he wrote, is pretty good. The plot, including the twist, is real close to And Then There We're None, and it came out first.

Absolute worst is Matt Frewer. Which is also probably the absolute worst performance by a normally fine actor. Truly horrible.
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