A Study in Terror

Synopsis: When Watson reads from the newspaper there have been two similar murders near Whitechapel in a few days, Sherlock Holmes' sharp deductive is immediately stimulated to start its merciless method of elimination after observation of every apparently meaningless detail. He guesses right the victims must be street whores, and doesn't need long to work his way trough a pawn shop, an aristocratic family's stately home, a hospital and of course the potential suspects and (even unknowing) witnesses who are the cast of the gradually unraveled story of the murderer and his motive.
Director(s): James Hill
Production: Columbia Pictures
 
IMDB:
6.6
Year:
1965
95 min
12 Views

FOOTSTEPS ECHO:

COCKNEY:
'Ello. Like a bit of fun?

SCREAM:

RUNNING FOOTSTEPS

Police! Police! 'Elp!

MURDER!!

WOMAN SINGS IN DISTANCE

# I'm not too young

I'm not too old

# Not too timid, not too bold

# Just the kind you'd like to hold

Just the kind for sport, I'm told

CROWD JOINS IN:

# Ta...ra...ra...boom-de-ay!

# Ta-ra-ra-boom-de-ay

# Ta-ra-ra-boom-de-ay

Ta-ra-ra-boom-de-ay

# Ta...ra...ra...boom-de-ay

# Ta-ra-ra-boom-de-ay

# Ta-ra-ra-boom-de-ay

Ta-ra-ra-boom-de-ay

# I...won't be bullied

Won't be bossed

# I always win, I've never lost

# So just keep your fingers crossed

# And hope you can afford the cost

# I'm game for almost anything

# That ends up with a diamond ring

# I love to have my little fling

And when I do...

# I always...sing...

ALL JOIN IN:
# Ta...ra...ra...

# ..boom-de-ay

Ta-ra-ra-boom-de-ay

# Ta-ra-ra-boom-de-ay

# Ta-ra-ra-boom-de-ay!

# Ta...ra...ra...boom-de-ay

Ta-ra-ra-boom-de-ay

# Ta-ra-ra-boom-de-ay

Ta-ra-ra-boom-de-ay

# Ta...ra...ra...boom-de-ay

# Ta-ra-ra-boom-de-ay

# Ta-ra-ra-boom-de-ay

Ta-ra-ra-boom-de-ay

# Ta-ra-ra-boom-de-ay

Ta-ra-ra-boom-de-ay

# Ta-ra-ra-boom-de-ay

# Ta-ra-ra-boom-de-ay. #

APPLAUSE:

Join me on the stage!

The old wine tastes the sweetest!

LOUD MERRIMEN:

One and two, guv.

UPPER-CLASS ACCENT: What? ..Oh, yes,

of course. It's Rupert's round.

Rupert, old boy - it's one and two.

This damn whore's lifted my purse.

What you talkin' about?

Up and over with her!

No! No! No!

Let me go!

Put me down!

Put her down.

She's not a bloody money box!

Put me down! Let me down!

Give me a shilling anyway... Oh!

Give it to me! Give it to me!

Shut up!

Let me go!

Let me go! Put me down!

Let me go! Oh!

Let me down!

No-one steals in my pub...

except me.

You!

I could tell the coppers

about you and your pub -

about what's going on upstairs!

What did you say?

Nothing, Mr Steiner. I didn't

say nothing. Honest, Mr Steiner!

You keep that

big mouth of yours shut,

else I'll maybe have you carved!

'Ave me carved? Like you did poor

Emma Smith? You didn't think I knew.

Wouldn't the coppers... Oh!

You don't scare me, Steiner!

I'll have you. I'll have you!

Dick! Hey, Dick.

Take over. I'm going out.

SHE HUMS "TA-RA-RA-BOOM-DE-AY"

SHE SCREAMS:

Disgusting!

HE TUTS:

Mrs Hudson, where have you put my

confounded tobacco? (..Revolting!)

Try your violin case, Mr Holmes.

Thank you, Mrs Hudson.

My God!

A member of the medical profession

caught red-handed, Dr Watson? What?

Your indignation

implies familiarity.

My dear Holmes, you cannot think me

familiar with a maniac who stabs a

woman in the street in Whitechapel!

What was the name of the

prostitute? Polly Nichols. ..How

did you know she was a prostitute?

Where is my damn pipe?

You haven't seen a newspaper!

The stop press of the third edition

of the Times is printed at 3.30am.

The news must have come in

at about 3am.

In the street, her body cannot have

remained undiscovered for long,

so I deduce that

it happened about 1am.

It doesn't explain how you knew

she was a prostitute.

No respectable woman would be out

alone in Whitechapel at that hour,

so she was not respectable.

You make it seem so simple.

Holmes.

There was an identical murder

of a woman in Whitechapel

three days ago. A second murder!

That IS interesting. Why?

Because it IS the second murder.

Now, would you mind

standing up? Why?

Once the impossible is eliminated,

whatever remains, however

improbable, must be the solution.

And? Therefore,

you are sitting on my pipe. Mm?

Incredible! Elementary, my dear

Watson. And now...Whitechapel!

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