Friday Sherlock Holmes Blogging

Basil Rathbone portrayed Holmes in fourteen films between 1939 and 1946. Against his performance, all other attempts to play the great detective pale into insignificance.

Ultimately, the only person unhappy with Rathbone's Holmes was the actor himself, frightened of becoming typecast. According to legend, he quit the role after a fan asked him to sign an autograph as 'Sherlock Holmes'.


Zhoen said...

Jeremy Brett is my ideal Sherlock. Don't think I've every actually seen Basil as Holmes, though, save in passing.

Zhoen said...

Ever, not every.