Nigel Bruce’s portrayal of Dr. John Watson as a bumbling fool was the WORST in cinematic history. I suppose it was to show off Basil Rathbone as the brilliant Holmes, but other productions have managed to portray Watson as the intelligent Doctor, Coroner and ex-military man that Conan-Doyle created. As an example, take a look at Edward Hardwicke’s Watson against Jeremy Brett’s Holmes in Granada Television’s productions. Or even James Mason’s Watson against Christopher Plummer’s Holmes in “Murder by Decree”.
Aug 14, 2015
Jan 4, 2017