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Holmes and Watson on TV and Film

written by: rcthomson123
 
The Great Detective Sherlock Holmes has proved irresistible to many film makers. There have been many adaptations of the stories and many interpreters of Holmes himself. See how many of them you are familiar with -- it's not quite elementary.

Question 1:


For many years, in a series of films, Basil Rathbone played what was probably the best known Sherlock Holmes. Who played his friend and companion Dr Watson?
Andre Morel
Nigel Stock
Hubert Willis
Nigel Bruce

Question 2:

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"The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes" was co-written and directed by one of Hollywood's greatest. Who?
Billy Wilder
Robert Altman
William Wyler
Robert Wise


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Question 3:

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Jeremy Brett played Sherlock Holmes in the widely acclaimed British television series. Who played his Watson?
Edward Hardwicke
Both of these
David Burke
Neither of these


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Question 4:


In the comedy "Without a Clue", we had a Dr Watson who was the brains of the partnership and a Sherlock Holmes who was a bumbling idiot. Sir Ben Kingsley played Watson. Who played Holmes?
Jonathan Pryce
John Cleese
Sir Michael Caine
Sir Patrick Stewart

Question 5:


Stewart Granger and Charlton Heston have both played Sherlock Holmes on film.
False
True

Question 6:


Dudley Moore, Edward Woodward and James Mason have all played Dr Watson on film.
False
True

Question 7:


In which film did Christopher Plummer play Holmes?
The Hound of the Baskervilles
Murder by Decree
A Study in Terror
The Seven-Per-Cent Solution

Question 8:


Which couple has not appeared on-screen as Holmes and Watson?
Peter O'Toole and Donald Houston
Nicol Williamson and Robert Duvall
Vasily Livanov and Vitaly Solomin
Robert Stephens and Colin Blakely

Question 9:


Which of the following played Sherlock Holmes on film several times?
Buster Keaton
Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle
Mack Sennet
Harold Lloyd

Question 10:


Who was awarded the Order of the British Empire for his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes?
Vasily Livanov
Jeremy Brett
Basil Rathbone
Clive Merrison

 


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