In The Footsteps Of Sherlock Holmes 1968

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    Various places in Switzerland.

    Members of Sherlock Holmes society of London arrive to Switzerland to recreate Holmes' adventures at their 'original' setting. They arrive in costume and start their journey at Chateau de Lucens, now home of Adrian Conan Doyle, the son of Holmes' creator Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

    Holmes and Watson are seen chasing Moriarty across the country: Swiss Alps, towns, snow covered hills... Holmes and Moriarty die in staged waterfall fight at Reichenbach Falls, location that matches description in the book. Holmes unveils a memorial at the foot of the falls. In Lucerne Holmes' party attend flag waving, in Davos, a vintage car rally. There society honours Sir Conan Doyle as the first Englishman to cross Alpine Pass in Davos on skies. But the story of the two never ends. Holmes and Watson are finally seen chasing Moriarty on foot across Alps. Holmes is being played by London barrister Anthony Howlett.

    Note: Nice Swiss travelogue - almost as if it was it financed by Swiss tourist board. There are newspaper articles and correspondence about the tour on file.

    Cuts exist - see separate record.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    01/08/1968
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    4478
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    457.02
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration
    00:08:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:07:46:00 / 01:16:01:00
    Canister:
    CP 710
    Sort Number:
    CP 710
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  • Between 0:06 and 0:09 we see the Jet D'Eau water fountain at Geneva.

    Ay 2:50, the party arrive at Kandersteg. At 04:15, they reach Meiringen. At 05:10 they move on to Lucerne. At 07:04 they arrive in Arosa.

    jamied 5th Mar 2012

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