Dr. Bell and Mr. Doyle: The Dark Beginnings of Sherlock Holmes Movie Review 2000

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In 1878, Arthur Conan Doyle (Laing) is a medical student at Edinburgh University. He is mentored by the gurff and brilliant, if unconventional, Dr. Joseph Bell (Richardson), who is a pioneer in the field of forensic science. Arthur is soon assisting Dr. Bell, who is helping the local police investigate the brutal murders of several young women. The case may also take a personal turn for Arthur when it appears his classmate and friend Elspeth (Wells) is a target. Well-done if sometimes gruesome; based in part on the letters and writings of Bell.

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BFS Video, 360 Newkirk Rd., Richmond Hill, ON L4C 3G7 Canada, Phone: (905)884-2323, Fax: (905)884-8292, URL: http://www.bfsent.com

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 116 minutes.
Originally from British.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Sherlock Holmes, Doctors & Nurses, Scotland, Period Piece: 19th Century, Homicide
Screenplay
David Pirie
Cast
Robin Laing, Ian Richardson, Charles Dance, Dolly Wells, Sean McGinley, Alec Newman
Cinematography
John Kenway
Director
Paul Seed
Music
Jim Parker

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