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''The Crucifer of Blood'' is a 1978 play by Paul Giovanni based off the Sherlock Holmes novel ''Literature/TheSignOfTheFour''. It was later made into a 1991 TV movie starring Creator/CharltonHeston as Sherlock Holmes.

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''The Crucifer of Blood'' is a 1978 play by Paul Giovanni based off the Sherlock Holmes novel ''Literature/TheSignOfTheFour''. It was later made into a 1991 TV movie starring Creator/CharltonHeston as Sherlock Holmes.\n


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The play was made into a TV movie in 1991, starring Creator/CharltonHeston as Sherlock Holmes.

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* LatexPerfection: In the film version, Holmes wears a (non-period) latex mask to impersonate the OpiumDen proprietor.

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* FingerLickingPoison: St. Claire is murdered when the killer places a poison dart in the mouthpiece of his opium pipe. When he inhales, he sucks in the dart and stabs himself in the throat.

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* OpiumDen: After Ross is murdered, St. Claire takes refuge in an opium den.

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* ChekhovsGun: Watson first enters carrying a starters pistol, which returns in the climax.


* AdaptationalVillainy: Both British army officers are downright bastards, while St. Claire's book counterpart was the more honorable of the two. [[spoiler: and Irene St. Clair does not end up as Watson's wife like her book counterpart.]]

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* AdaptationalVillainy: Both British army officers are downright bastards, while St. Claire's book counterpart was the more honorable of the two.
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[[spoiler: and Irene St. Clair does not end up as Watson's wife like her book counterpart.]]



* RedHerring: [[spoiler: Jonathan Small despite being an antagonist is not the ''main'' villain. It's actually Irene.]]

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* RedHerring: [[spoiler: Jonathan Small despite being an antagonist is not the ''main'' villain. [[spoiler: It's actually Irene.]]


Long ago in India two British officers, Major Alistair Ross and Captain Neville St. Claire made a pact in blood with a common soldier -- Jonathan Small in exchange for a share in untold riches. But they betrayed their comrade sending him to prison for murder, while they went to England with their ill-gotten gains. Ross living like a miser hoarding his gold, while St. Claire has become a pathetic addict ridden by guilt. Many years later, St. Claire's daughter Irene comes to Mr. Sherlock Holmes concerned about her father. Meanwhile Small has escaped from his Indian prison and has made his way to England to seek his revenge on those who betrayed him ....

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Long ago in India two British officers, Major Alistair Ross and Captain Neville St. Claire made a pact in blood with a common soldier -- Jonathan Small in exchange for a share in untold riches. But they betrayed their comrade sending him to prison for murder, while they went to England with their ill-gotten gains. Ross living like a miser hoarding his gold, while St. Claire has become a pathetic drug addict ridden by guilt. guilt.

Many years later, St. Claire's daughter Irene comes to Mr. Sherlock Holmes concerned about her father. Meanwhile Small has escaped from his Indian prison and has made his way to England to seek his revenge on those who betrayed him ....


Long ago in India two British officers, Major Alistair Ross and Captain Neville St. Claire made a pact in blood with a common soldier -- Jonathan Small in exchange for a share in untold riches. But they betrayed their comrade sending him to prison for murder, while they went to England with their ill-gotten gains. Ross living like a miser hoarding his gold, while St. Claire has become a pathetic addict ridden by guilt. Many years later, St. Claire's daughter Irene comes to Mr. Sherlock Holmes concerned about her father. Meanwhile Small has escaped from his Indian prison and has made his way to England to seek his revenge on those who betrayed him ....



* TheOathBreaker: Both Ross and St. Claire, which is why Small hunts both of them down.

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* TheOathBreaker: Both Ross and St. Claire, which is why Small hunts both of them down.down.
* RedHerring: [[spoiler: Jonathan Small despite being an antagonist is not the ''main'' villain. It's actually Irene.]]

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A 1978 play by Paul Giovanni based off the Sherlock Holmes novel ''Literature/TheSignOfFour''. It was later made into a 1991 TV movie starring Creator/CharltonHeston as Sherlock Holmes.

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A ''The Crucifer of Blood'' is a 1978 play by Paul Giovanni based off the Sherlock Holmes novel ''Literature/TheSignOfFour''. ''Literature/TheSignOfTheFour''. It was later made into a 1991 TV movie starring Creator/CharltonHeston as Sherlock Holmes.

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** The Sholto Brothers, Thaddeus and Bartholomew are nowhere to be seem

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** The Sholto Brothers, Thaddeus and Bartholomew are nowhere to be seemseen.

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* AdaptedOut:
** The Sholto Brothers, Thaddeus and Bartholomew are nowhere to be seem
** Inspector Jones is left out and replaced by Lestrade.


** Small's Indian cohorts go from being Mahomet Singh and Abdullah Khan to Durga Dass and Wali Dad

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** Small's Indian cohorts go from being Mahomet Singh and Abdullah Khan to Durga Dass and Wali DadDad.



* DeathByAdaptation: In the book, Small's Indian cohorts end up in the Andaman Islands with him. Here, they are both killed by the British officers.

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* DeathByAdaptation: In the book, Small's Indian cohorts end up in the Andaman Islands with him. Here, they are both killed by the British officers.officers at Agra.


A 1978 play by Paul Giovanni based off the Sherlock Holmes novel ''Literature/TheSignOfFour''. It was later made into a TV movie starring Creator/CharltonHeston as Sherlock Holmes.

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A 1978 play by Paul Giovanni based off the Sherlock Holmes novel ''Literature/TheSignOfFour''. It was later made into a 1991 TV movie starring Creator/CharltonHeston as Sherlock Holmes.


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* {{Jerkass}}: Lestrade, who's incredibly rude to Holmes, while accepting his help.


* DeathByAdaption: In the book, Small's Indian cohorts end up in the Andaman Islands with him. Here, they are both killed by the British officers.

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* DeathByAdaption: DeathByAdaptation: In the book, Small's Indian cohorts end up in the Andaman Islands with him. Here, they are both killed by the British officers.

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