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* StillbornFranchise: The 1959 version was supposed to be the start of a series of films starring Creator/PeterCushing as Sherlock Holmes. The film's disappointing box office returns dashed those hopes.

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* StillbornFranchise: The 1959 version was supposed to be the start of a series of films starring Creator/PeterCushing as Sherlock Holmes. The film's disappointing box office returns dashed those hopes. Peter Cushing went on to play Sherlock Holmes on television.

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** The 1981 Russian tv miniseries has the same actors who portray Jack Stapleton and Laura Lyons also portray Sir Hugo and his victim in the flashbacks.


** Basil Rathbone was best know for playing villains before he was cast Holmes. Sadly however playing Holmes would doom Rathbone to typecasting ''again'' as he could never be associated with anything but Holmes after this.

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** Basil Rathbone was best know known for playing villains before he was cast Holmes. Sadly however playing Holmes would doom Rathbone to typecasting ''again'' as he could never be associated with anything but Holmes after this.


* PlayingAgainstType: Creator/ChristopherLee in the 1959 version plays Sir Henry, a NiceGuy as opposed to his usual villainous self.

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** Basil Rathbone was best know for playing villains before he was cast Holmes. Sadly however playing Holmes would doom Rathbone to typecasting ''again'' as he could never be associated with anything but Holmes after this.
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Creator/ChristopherLee in the 1959 version plays Sir Henry, a NiceGuy as opposed to his usual villainous self.

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* StillbornFranchise: The 1959 version was supposed to be the start of a series of films starring Creator/PeterCushing as Sherlock Holmes. The film's disappointing box office returns dashed those hopes.


* BillingDisplacement: The 1939 film is the only Sherlock Holmes film where the actors playing Holmes and Watson did ''not'' get top billing. Richard Greene, the actor who played Sir Henry, got the top bill. Rathbone got second billing and Nigel Bruce got ''fourth'' billing.
* PlayingAgainstType: Christopher Lee in the 1959 version plays Sir Henry, a NiceGuy as opposed to his usual villainous self.

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* BillingDisplacement: The 1939 film is the only Sherlock Holmes film where the actors playing Holmes and Watson did ''not'' get top billing. Richard Greene, the actor who played Sir Henry, got the top bill. Rathbone Creator/BasilRathbone got second billing and Nigel Bruce got ''fourth'' billing.
* PlayingAgainstType: Christopher Lee Creator/ChristopherLee in the 1959 version plays Sir Henry, a NiceGuy as opposed to his usual villainous self.


* PlayingAgainstType: Christopher Lee in the 1959 version plays a completely nice guy and a victim as opposed to his usual villainous self.

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* PlayingAgainstType: Christopher Lee in the 1959 version plays Sir Henry, a completely nice guy and a victim NiceGuy as opposed to his usual villainous self.

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* PlayingAgainstType: Christopher Lee in the 1959 version plays a completely nice guy and a victim as opposed to his usual villainous self.

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* ActingForTwo: Richard Greene plays both Sir Henry and Sir Hugo (even though Hugo is suppose to look like Stapleton the producers thought this would spoil the movie.)


* HeyItsThatGuy: In the 2002 adaptation, Holmes and Watson are [[Film/MoulinRouge the Duke]] and [[Film/HarryPotter Professor Quirrell]].
** Or [[Film/VanHelsing Dracula]] and [[Film/FindingNeverland Sir Arthur Conan Doyle]], for that matter.
** Dr. Mortimer is [[MidsomerMurders Tom Barnaby]].


* BillingDisplacement: The 1939 film is the only Sherlock Holmes film where the actors playing Holmes and Watson did ''not'' get top billing. Richard Greene the actor who played Sir Henry got the top bill. Rathone got second billing and Nigel Bruce got ''fourth'' billing.

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* BillingDisplacement: The 1939 film is the only Sherlock Holmes film where the actors playing Holmes and Watson did ''not'' get top billing. Richard Greene Greene, the actor who played Sir Henry Henry, got the top bill. Rathone Rathbone got second billing and Nigel Bruce got ''fourth'' billing.

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* BillingDisplacement: The 1939 film is the only Sherlock Holmes film where the actors playing Holmes and Watson did ''not'' get top billing. Richard Greene the actor who played Sir Henry got the top bill. Rathone got second billing and Nigel Bruce got ''fourth'' billing.

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** Dr. Mortimer is [[MidsomerMurders Tom Barnaby]].


** Or [[VanHelsing Dracula]] and [[Film/FindingNeverland Sir Arthur Conan Doyle]], for that matter.

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** Or [[VanHelsing [[Film/VanHelsing Dracula]] and [[Film/FindingNeverland Sir Arthur Conan Doyle]], for that matter.

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** Or [[VanHelsing Dracula]] and [[Film/FindingNeverland Sir Arthur Conan Doyle]], for that matter.

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