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The Royal Scandal (2001)

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes - the world's greatest detective - faces a most alluring adversary... Legendary opera star Irene Adler is threatening to destroy the King of ... See full summary »

Director:

Rodney Gibbons

Writers:

Arthur Conan Doyle (short story "A Scandal in Bohemia" from volume "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes"), Joe Wiesenfeld
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matt Frewer ... Sherlock Holmes
Kenneth Welsh ... Dr. John H. Watson
Liliana Komorowska ... Irene Adler
Daniel Brochu Daniel Brochu ... Wiggins
Seann Gallagher ... Meisener
R.H. Thomson ... Mycroft Holmes
Robin Wilcock Robin Wilcock ... Crown Prince
Alain Goulem ... PC Trevor
Jacob Richmond Jacob Richmond ... Cadogan West
Kathleen McAuliffe Kathleen McAuliffe ... Mrs. Hudson
Alan Legros Alan Legros ... Burly #1
Kevin Ryder Kevin Ryder ... Burly #2
Julian Casey ... Inspector Lestrade
Noel Burton Noel Burton ... Professor Morgan
David Francis David Francis ... Jenkins
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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes - the world's greatest detective - faces a most alluring adversary... Legendary opera star Irene Adler is threatening to destroy the King of Bohemia's reputation with proof of their illicit affair. The evidence? A photograph. Her ransom? The king's hand in marriage. But not only does investigating detective Sherlock Holmes already know Irene from the past, he also knows that the queen of manipulation would never resort to such a common crime. After uncovering her true ambitions, Holmes draws the cunning songstress into a well-matched game of cat and mouse. Written by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment

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Temptation May Be His Greatest Adversary

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Mystery | Thriller

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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 October 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Scandal in Bohemia See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Last screen appearance of Harry Hill. See more »

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Version of Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia (2012) See more »

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a lightweight series
2 March 2019 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

The Crown Prince and future Kaiser of the German Empire comes to Sherlock Holmes (Matt Frewer) and his faithful sidekick Dr. John H. Watson (Kenneth Welsh) with a dire personal case. He is being blackmailed by Polish opera singer Irene Adler with a compromising photograph. She is a con-woman known to Holmes after an encounter six years earlier. He suspects that there is more to the case and it gets even more complicated with the involvement of his brother Mycroft (R.H. Thomson).

This is a Canadian production distributed on Hallmark. Frewer as Holmes continues to be a bit lightweight and he's trying too hard with his upturned chin. The visual style is TV level. Kenneth Welsh is a solid Watson. The plot is at least followable and even a little compelling at times. The directing style and production style leaves a little to desire. The Frewer-Holmes series is not the best but this may be the best of the bunch.


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