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Dec 18

On The Couch With Sherlock Holmes

Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 in Emotional, Intellectual, Values

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Growing up in Chicago on Sunday afternoons I was introduced to the Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce series of Sherlock Holmes films.

– I loved their compassion.
– I loved their pursuit of justice.
– I loved their witty banter.
– I loved their moral high-ground.
– I loved their community involvement.
– I loved they solved challenging mysteries.
– I loved their intellect and deductive analysis.
– I loved Holmes patience with Watson his intelligent but intellectually inferior partner.
– I loved the humanity Watson brought the to the too-often cerebral Holmes.
– I loved that Holmes knew and admitted he needed his friend Watson to ground him.

As I spent last week sick, sleepless and lying on the couch I renewed my love for the Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce series of Sherlock Holmes films.

I don’t know anything of their copyright status, but I did find them available on Youtube. Hopefully, if you’re interested in watching a wholesome, thoughtful mystery you’ll find them where I found them at the links I provided.

Sherlock Holmes’ The Hound of the Baskervilles (1939)

Sherlock Holmes and The Secret Weapon (1943)

Sherlock Holmes’ The Woman In Green (1945)

Sherlock Holmes’ Dressed to Kill (1946)

Sherlock Holmes’ Terror By Night (1946)

Do you have a favorite fictional detective or mystery-solver?

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