The Sign of Four (2001)

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Greed, betrayal and vengeance set the stage for this Sir Arthur Conan Doyle classic. Mary Morstan, a young governess, has been receiving a rare and lustrous pearl annually from an anonymous... See full summary »


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26 September 2018 | SnoopyStyle
| second tier
This is an adaptation of the second Arthur Conan Doyle novel featuring Sherlock Holmes. In 1856 India, there's a Sepoy rebellion near Agra. Prince Achmet with a box of jewels seeks protection from a trusted British Captain. Three Indian auxiliary soldiers and British soldier John Small murder the prince and hide the box. They are questioned by Captain Sholto. Back in London decades later, Mary Morstan seeks help from Sherlock Holmes (Matt Frewer) and Dr. Watson (Kenneth Welsh). Her father Captain Morstan had vanished in 1881 six years earlier after his supposed return to London. She began receiving individual pearls and finally a letter claiming that she had been wronged. Dr. Watson finds an obituary for Captain Sholto who was the source of the mysterious gifts.

The production is cheaper. It's a TV movie and not theatrical level. Frewer is a bit light for the role. His personality leans more towards the humorous side and he doesn't have the needed intensity for a darker movie. I'm not sure how closely this follows the Arthur Conan Doyle classic. This one story does have fewer adaptations. This seems to be trying to be faithful but it's a struggle. The production, the directing, the acting are all second tier level.

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23 March 2001



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Montréal, Québec, Canada

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