Question: A couple of months ago I saw some old, short Sherlock Holmes movies on a PBS station. They starred Ronald Howard as Holmes and H. Marion-Crawford as Watson. I can't find any information about either of them anywhere! Diana D
Flickchick: You need to snoop around some of the extensive Sherlock Holmes sites on the Web: You know those die-hard fan types ? they're completists. For starters, what you saw weren't movies, but episodes of a 1954 TV series, produced in the U.S. but shot in France. There were a total of 39 episodes; most were original stories, but they were set at the end of the 19th century rather than updated (as many of the Basil Rathbone–Nigel Bruce Holmes movies were). The series ran on NBC in 1954 and 1955 as The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, and did indeed star Leslie Howard's son Ronald (1918-1996) and H.[oward] Marion-Crawford. A number of episodes are on tape (two to a cassette) under the collective title "The Sherlock Holmes Collection"; they're available online from major retailers like Amazon.