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Sherlock Holmes & the Fabulous Faces - The Universal Pictures Repertory Company Paperback – August 31, 2011
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"Sherlock Holmes and the Fabulous Faces: The Universal Pictures Repertory Company" he discusses the lives and careers of the many character actors and actresses who supported Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce in the 12 Holmes films made at Universal between 1942-1946. All of these films whetted our appetitive for future releases with a different players. But it was this cast and the people around them that gave us the Holmes we all loved and rooted for.
The Holmes series was arguably the most successful franchise in Universal Pictures history, with its 12 films far outnumbering even the highly influential "Frankenstein" series of 7 seven sequels, or "The Mummy" and its four sequels.
Hoey mentions in the Epilogue - "I viewed each of the twelve Sherlock Holmes films that starred Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce several times. Even on a small monitor screen I was amazed at the quality of the films and their ability to hold your interest.Read more ›
Roger Johnson, Editor: The Sherlock Holmes Journal
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This book is a very good introduction to the supporting players in the Holmes series but more space should have been given to the careers of Holmes Herbert, Harry Cording, Paul... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Paula Clifford
This is a great book for Sherlock Holmes fans. If you loved the Universal films, you will love this book. It has all the actors, big and small, profiled in the book. TOMPublished on January 13, 2014 by big ed
I've been a Sherlock Holmes groupie since I was a youngin. This book, written by Denis Hoey's son (Hoey played Inspector Lestrade in the S.H. Read morePublished on September 28, 2012 by Lawrence Nepodahl