Sherlock Holmes - The Red Headed League

The Red Headed League is the 11th episode of the 1954-1955 TV series Sherlock Holmes starring Ronald Howard as Sherlock Holmes and Howard Marion-Crawford as Dr. Watson. Aired on 27 december 1954 on MPTV (USA). Black & White. 27 min. This episode is an adaptation of the Conan Doyle's short story : The Red-Headed League (1891). Jabez Wilson, a London pawnbroker, comes to consult Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson. While studying this perspective client, both Holmes and Watson notice his red hair, which has a distinct flame-like hue. Wilson tells them that some weeks before, his young assistant, Vincent Spaulding, urged him to respond to a newspaper want-ad offering highly-paid work to only red-headed male applicants. The next morning, Wilson had waited in a long line of fellow red-headed men, was interviewed and was the only applicant hired, because none of the other applicants qualified; their red hair was either too dark or too bright, and did not match Wilson's unique flame colour. More on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Red-Headed_League

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