Revisiting Basil Rathbone's classic Sherlock Holmes
When Sir Arthur Conan Doyle first created detective Sherlock Holmes in 1887 with "A Study in Scarlet", little did anyone know that Holmes would soon become the most famous fictional detective in the world (although an argument could be made for Batman).
Nearly 130 years later, we have two current television programs, an ongoing feature film franchise starring Robert Downey, Jr. and Jude Law, and the recent (and quite excellent) Mr. Holmes starring Ian McKellan.
But for many fans of the great detective, the "true" Holmes is none other than Basil Rathbone. And now you can see for yourself as Heritage House presents two showings of the classic The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes this Thursday, as he and Dr. Watson (the understated Nigel Bruce) hunt their archenemy Professor Moriarty, played with evil relish by George Zucco.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Thursday 2, 7 p.m.
Heritage House Civic Center
1428 Jenkins Rd.