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* DamselinDistress: Ann Brandon. She comes to Holmes for help after her brother receives the same threatening note sent to her father prior to his death. Any moment she is out of Holmes' sight, she gets into trouble, and he has to save her. She also faints not once, but twice: the first time after discovering that she was too late to save her brother, and the second time being when the murderer finally reveals himself, and pursues her. Luckily for her, Holmes is right around the corner, and saves her before she becomes the final victim.

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* DamselinDistress: DamselInDistress: Ann Brandon. She comes to Holmes for help after her brother receives the same threatening note sent to her father prior to his death. Any moment she is out of Holmes' sight, she gets into trouble, and he has to save her. She also faints not once, but twice: the first time after discovering that she was too late to save her brother, and the second time being when the murderer finally reveals himself, and pursues her. Luckily for her, Holmes is right around the corner, and saves her before she becomes the final victim.


* Damsel inDistress: Ann Brandon. She comes to Holmes for help after her brother receives the same threatening note sent to her father prior to his death. Any moment she is out of Holmes' sight, she gets into trouble, and he has to save her. She also faints not once, but twice: the first time after discovering that she was too late to save her brother, and the second time being when the murderer finally reveals himself, and pursues her. Luckily for her, Holmes is right around the corner, and saves her before she becomes the final victim.

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* Damsel inDistress: DamselinDistress: Ann Brandon. She comes to Holmes for help after her brother receives the same threatening note sent to her father prior to his death. Any moment she is out of Holmes' sight, she gets into trouble, and he has to save her. She also faints not once, but twice: the first time after discovering that she was too late to save her brother, and the second time being when the murderer finally reveals himself, and pursues her. Luckily for her, Holmes is right around the corner, and saves her before she becomes the final victim.


* DamselinDistress: Ann Brandon. She comes to Holmes for help after her brother receives the same threatening note sent to her father prior to his death. Any moment she is out of Holmes' sight, she gets into trouble, and he has to save her. She also faints not once, but twice: the first time after discovering that she was too late to save her brother, and the second time being when the murderer finally reveals himself, and pursues her. Luckily for her, Holmes is right around the corner, and saves her before she becomes the final victim.

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* DamselinDistress: Damsel inDistress: Ann Brandon. She comes to Holmes for help after her brother receives the same threatening note sent to her father prior to his death. Any moment she is out of Holmes' sight, she gets into trouble, and he has to save her. She also faints not once, but twice: the first time after discovering that she was too late to save her brother, and the second time being when the murderer finally reveals himself, and pursues her. Luckily for her, Holmes is right around the corner, and saves her before she becomes the final victim.

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* DamselinDistress: Ann Brandon. She comes to Holmes for help after her brother receives the same threatening note sent to her father prior to his death. Any moment she is out of Holmes' sight, she gets into trouble, and he has to save her. She also faints not once, but twice: the first time after discovering that she was too late to save her brother, and the second time being when the murderer finally reveals himself, and pursues her. Luckily for her, Holmes is right around the corner, and saves her before she becomes the final victim.


->-- '''Journal of Sherlock Holmes, 9 May, 1984'''


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->-- '''Journal of Sherlock Holmes, 9 May, 1984'''

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* CommonNonsenseJury: The jury at Moriarty's trial finds him not guilty because all the evidence supports that. They ''know'' he's guilty but there's no evidence to prove it - they even ask God to forgive them for doing their lawful duty.

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* CommonNonsenseJury: The jury at Moriarty's trial finds is forced to find him not guilty because all the evidence supports that.guilty. They ''know'' he's guilty but there's no evidence to prove it - they even ask God to forgive them for doing their lawful duty.



--> '''Judge:''' Prisoner at the bar, you have heard the verdict. Under the law, no other verdict is possible. Yet, it is undoubtedly a gross miscarriage of justice. It is deplorable, Professor Moriarty, that a man of your intellectual attainments should be standing in the prisoner's box charged with a crime of murder. And in setting you free, I cannot in my conscience exonerate you. Let the prisoner be discharged.

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--> '''Judge:''' Prisoner at the bar, you have heard the verdict. Under the law, no other verdict is possible. Yet, it is undoubtedly a gross miscarriage of justice. It is deplorable, deplorable Professor Moriarty, that a man of your intellectual attainments should be standing in the prisoner's box charged with a the crime of murder. And in setting you free, I cannot in my conscience exonerate you. Let the prisoner be discharged.



* YouAreTooLate: The Judge says this to Holmes, when he arrives with new evidence that would destroy Moriarty's alibi... after the jury has delivered their verdict of not guilty.

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* YouAreTooLate: The Judge says this word for word to Holmes, when he arrives with new evidence that would destroy Moriarty's alibi... mere minutes after the jury has delivered their verdict of not guilty.


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* AdaptationalWimp: In Conan Doyle's stories, Professor Moriarty's genius is that his criminal organization is so well-hidden that he is never caught, not even so much as even suspected and to the world, he's a respected retired academic. Here he's being put on trial for murder. He's acquitted due to lack of evidence but everybody knows he's a villain, they just can't prove it.

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* AdaptationalWimp: In Conan Doyle's stories, Professor Moriarty's genius is that his criminal organization is so well-hidden that he is never caught, not even so much as even suspected and to the world, he's a respected retired academic. Here he's The film opens with him being put on trial for murder. He's acquitted due to lack of evidence but everybody knows he's a villain, they just can't prove it.



* YouAreTooLate: The Judge says this to Holmes, when he arrives with new evidence that would destroy Moriarty's alibi.

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* YouAreTooLate: The Judge says this to Holmes, when he arrives with new evidence that would destroy Moriarty's alibi.alibi... after the jury has delivered their verdict of not guilty.


--> '''Judge:''' Prisoner at the bar, you have heard the verdict. Under the law, no other verdict is possible.
Yet, it is undoubtedly a gross miscarriage of justice. It is deplorable, Professor Moriarty, that a man of your
intellectual attainments should be standing in the prisoner's box charged with a crime of murder. And in setting you free, I cannot in my conscience exonerate you. Let the prisoner be discharged.

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--> '''Judge:''' Prisoner at the bar, you have heard the verdict. Under the law, no other verdict is possible.
possible. Yet, it is undoubtedly a gross miscarriage of justice. It is deplorable, Professor Moriarty, that a man of your
your intellectual attainments should be standing in the prisoner's box charged with a crime of murder. And in setting you free, I cannot in my conscience exonerate you. Let the prisoner be discharged.

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* AdaptationalWimp: In Conan Doyle's stories, Professor Moriarty's genius is that his criminal organization is so well-hidden that he is never caught, not even so much as even suspected and to the world, he's a respected retired academic. Here he's being put on trial for murder. He's acquitted due to lack of evidence but everybody knows he's a villain, they just can't prove it.


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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: After the jury is forced to acquit Moriarty, the presiding judge has some very choice words for the professor.
--> '''Judge:''' Prisoner at the bar, you have heard the verdict. Under the law, no other verdict is possible.
Yet, it is undoubtedly a gross miscarriage of justice. It is deplorable, Professor Moriarty, that a man of your
intellectual attainments should be standing in the prisoner's box charged with a crime of murder. And in setting you free, I cannot in my conscience exonerate you. Let the prisoner be discharged.


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* YouAreTooLate: The Judge says this to Holmes, when he arrives with new evidence that would destroy Moriarty's alibi.


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->-- '''Sherlock Holmes, 9 May, 1984'''


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->-- '''Sherlock '''Journal of Sherlock Holmes, 9 May, 1984'''



->-- '''Sherlock Holmes, 9 May, 1984'''


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->-- '''Sherlock '''Journal of Sherlock Holmes, 9 May, 1984'''

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