Become an IMDbPro Member Today

Get access to the essential resource for the entertainment industry

Find Contacts & Representation

Showcase Yourself & Find Jobs

Never Miss an Update

Stay connected with contact details for over 300,000 industry professionals and companies

Manage your photos and the credits you're Known For, and access thousands of open casting notices

Use IMDbPro Track to get instant alerts about updates to IMDb pages of people & titles you follow

Start your 30-Day free trial
Already a member?

Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson

The Case of the Purloined Letter (Season 1, Episode 12)
TV Episode | Mystery

With safe Lord Brompton someone steals an old letter from the period of "sins of youth" Lord, now that could seriously damage his career. Summoned to help Sherlock Holmes comes to the conclusion that modern, safe complex, which has a lord,...See moreWith safe Lord Brompton someone steals an old letter from the period of "sins of youth" Lord, now that could seriously damage his career. Summoned to help Sherlock Holmes comes to the conclusion that modern, safe complex, which has a lord, he could only open one skilled in the art as David Ballard. She goes to him, indicating that he knows that he is the perpetrator of the theft, and he was hired by Dr. Sergius, Brompton main opponent in the development of an important treaty for England. Lord is against the adoption of a document unfavorable for the country, Sergius has long tried to persuade him to change the decision. Ballard warns Holmes that when Sergius it takes to get from him a document, you are sure to kill him as an inconvenient witness their machinations. Frightened thief without much resistance gives detective a stolen letter also agrees to write a statement in which he admits to theft. Upon hearing the news that the letter fell into the hands of Holmes, Sergius asks him return of the document, threatening his weapon. The detective meets the demand. Sergius triumphs, but not for long. Written by Butterbaugh See less
Read more: Plot summary
Director
Writers
Arthur Conan Doyle (based on the characters created by) (as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle) | George Fowler | Sheldon Reynolds
Production Designer
Status
Edit Released
Updated Dec 31, 1979

Release date
1979 (United States)

Contacts

Become a member to access contact information

Cast

+ Add Cast
6 cast members
Name STARmeter Known for
Geoffrey Whitehead
Sherlock Holmes Sherlock Holmes   See fewer
Members only
Donald Pickering
Doctor Watson Doctor Watson   See fewer
Members only
Patrick Newell
Inspector Lestrade Inspector Lestrade   See fewer
Members only
Tony Caunter
David Ballard David Ballard   See fewer
Members only
Arnold Diamond
Dr. Sergius Dr. Sergius   See fewer
Members only
Richard Greene
Lord Brompton Lord Brompton   See fewer
Members only
There was an issue loading this tab.
There was an issue loading this tab.
There was an issue loading this tab.
There was an issue loading this tab.
There was an issue loading this tab.
There was an issue loading this tab.
There was an issue loading this tab.
There was an issue loading this tab.

MOVIEmeter

Members only

Become a member to access additional data

Ratings Breakdown

Needs 5 ratings