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If Rogue Nation bombed this weekend, then the month is only a partial success. As for August, only Fantastic Four has a better than 50/50 chance of reaching $100 million; although some people think Straight Out of Compton also has a shot at that milestone.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles also did better than expected with a domestic haul of nearly $200 million. OfMoviesRoleFranchiseWorldwide Box OfficeCareerWorldwide Box OfficeFranchise/Career Robert Downey, Jr. 3 Sherlock Holmes $$1,034,101,65515,347,693,1076.7% Jude Law 3 Dr. Watson$$1,034,101,6555,974,161,79417.3% Rachel McAdams 3 Irene Adler$$1,034,101,6553,663,161,88828.2% Kelly Reilly 2 Mary Morstan$$1,034,101,6551,521,190,41568.0% Eddie Marian 2 Inspector Lestrade$$1,034,101,6554,693,163,05622.0% Geraldine James 2 Mrs. Hudson$$1,034,101,6552,818,246,29636.7% Note: This list contains people who contributed to at least two movies in the franchise.
Windows Phone “The Adventure of the Cardboard Box “Author Arthur Conan Doyle Series The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes and His Last Bow Publication date January 1893 Miss Susan Cushing of Croydon receives a parcel in the post that contains two severed human ears packed in coarse salt.
Inspector Lestrade of Scotland Yard suspects a prank by three medical students whom Miss Cushing was forced to evict because of their unruly behavior. He reasons that a medical student with access to a dissection laboratory would likely use something other than plain salt to preserve human remains, and would be able to make a more precise cut than the roughly hacked ears suggest.
The address on the package, roughly written and with a spelling correction, suggests to Holmes that the sender lacks education and is unfamiliar with Croydon. Holmes considers the solution so simple that he asks Lestrade not to mention his name in connection with it.
A few simple questions to Miss Cushing, a few observations, a cable to Liverpool, and a visit to Miss Cushing's sister Sarah (Holmes was denied admittance by the doctor because she was having a brain fever “) convince Holmes that the ears belong to Miss Cushing's other sister, Mary, and her extramarital lover, and that they have been murdered. He is convinced that Mary's estranged husband, Jim Browner, is the murderer, and that Browner had sent the cardboard box containing the ears to the Bushings' house in Croydon (addressing it merely to “S. Cushing”), not realizing that Sarah was no longer resident there.
Browner is indeed a sailor, and Belfast was the first port where he had the chance to post the parcel. Lestrade, acting on Holmes's information, is waiting to arrest him when his ship reaches London.
In the end, her husband's inability to accept her betrayal, and sheer jealousy at discovering the affair, causes him to commit what Holmes considers a “crime of passion”. “The Adventure of the Cardboard Box was published in Harper's Weekly on January 14, 1893.
(The text of the moved passage runs from “Our blinds were half-drawn, and Holmes lay curled upon the sofa” to “I should not have intruded it upon your attention had you not shown some incredulity the other day.”) This passage reveals Dr. Watson to be an avid admirer of Henry Ward Beecher, whose portrait he keeps at his home.
The passage seems to have little to do with the mystery but may be a subtle reference to the theme of adultery as Beecher was famously put on trial for the offense in 1875, an event many contemporary readers would have remembered. The Granada TV adaptation with Jeremy Brett, televised on 11 April 1994, was generally faithful to the original.
It contained some minor variations: in the story Browner kills his wife and her lover at sea whereas in the adaptation he kills them near a pond; and the adaptation places the action at Christmastime in the midst of a cold and snowy winter, while the original story took place in high summer (“...a blazing hot day in August. Holmes's eloquent speech at the end of the episode questions the very nature of humanity.
He asks toward what end mortals pursue “this circle of misery, violence, and fear”, concluding that “it must have a purpose, or else our universe has no meaning, which is unthinkable. This was the last episode broadcast, and includes Brett in ill health at the end of his run as the famous detective.
The 2018 HBO Asia / Hulu Japan series Miss Sherlock loosely adapts this story as the episode “Stella Maris.” As the series is set in Tokyo, the misleading address on the box containing the ear in the original story is adapted as a mailing label with unclearly written katakana.
The story was adapted by Edith Maser as an episode of the radio series The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. The episode, which aired on 5 November 1931, featured Richard Gordon as Sherlock Holmes and Leigh Lovell as Dr. Watson.
Another production of the story aired in September 1936, with Gordon as Holmes and Harry West as Watson. Our detectives (readers) hail from all fifty states and more than a dozen countries.
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Doctor Watson Rosalie Williams ... Mrs Hudson Ciara Hinds ... Jim Browner (as Ciara Hinds) Joanna David ... Susan Cushing Deborah Findlay ... Sarah Cushing Lucy Why brow ... Mary Browner Tom Carbon ... Inspector Hawkins Thierry Harcourt ... Marcel Jacket Richard Dixon ... Mr Brad brook Kenny Kaminski ... Murdoch Gull Andrew Headman ... Postman Ann Rye ... Mrs Clyde Rachel Smith ... Lucy Andy Tomlinson ... Policeman View production, box office, & company info.
Holmes isn't interested in the case and offers to refer her to a missing persons' agency. He is drawn into a case by Scotland Yard when the same Susan Cushing who sought to engage him receives two human ears in a box.
Susan is convinced that they were sent by a lodger, a medical student whom she recently evicted for dallying with another sister, Sarah. Holmes isn't so sure that the ears were sent by the medical student and as he looks more deeply into the case, determines there is a connection between that occurrence and the third missing sister, Mary.
Edit Complete credited cast: Basil Rathbone ... Sherlock Holmes Nigel Bruce ... Inspector Hopkins Patricia Cameron ... Evelyn Clifford Holmes Herbert ... Ebenezer Crab tree Harry Cording ... Hamid Leland Hodgson ... Tour Guide Mary Gordon ... Mrs. Hudson Ian Wolfe ... Commissioner of Scotland Yard View production, box office, & company info.
Edit Sherlock Holmes is intrigued when Dr. Watson's friend, Julian 'Stinky' Emery, visits and tells them of a strange robbery at his flat the previous night. Stinky is an avid collector of music boxes and has several quite expensive pieces in his vast collection.
The box was one of three available for sale and as Holmes and Watson begin to trace the other purchasers, it becomes apparent that someone will stop at nothing, including murder, to retrieve all three. When Holmes learns the identity of the music box maker, he is convinced it contains directions to the retrieval of something very valuable that the government has kept from the public.
Edit Trivia The last of 14 films released from 1939-46 based on Arthur Conan Doyle's fictional consulting detective Sherlock Holmes starring Basil Rathbone as Holmes and Nigel Bruce as Dr. Watson. However, he would play Holmes on the stage, radio and television at various times the rest of his career.
Goofs The first scenes show prisoners wearing clothes with wide arrows, a design introduced in the 1870s but discontinued in 1922. This sequence was later removed by a TV distributor and has been replaced with a END frame from one of the earlier Sherlock Holmes films.
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