A row with the Conan-Doyle estate – 80 years ago – led to Universal’s classic film series that inspired today’s Sherlock

Voice of Terror 01Sherlock creators, Mark Gatiss and Stephen Moffatt say that the inspiration for their acclaimed adaptation of the Conan-Doyle stories came, in part, from an admiration of the 1940s films starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce. But, a row eighty years ago with the Conan-Doyle estate meant the series nearly didn’t get made and the world could have been deprived of two Holmesian classics. Continue reading “A row with the Conan-Doyle estate – 80 years ago – led to Universal’s classic film series that inspired today’s Sherlock”

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