The Adventure of The Dancing Men - Adaptations

Adaptations

  • Eille Norwood starred as Holmes in the 1923 film The Mystery of the Dancing Men.
  • The 1943 film Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon, starring Basil Rathbone as Holmes, is credited as an adaptation of "The Dancing Men," but the only element of Doyle's story to be used is the dancing men code. The plot involves Holmes and Professor Moriarty, in a World War II setting, racing to find the pieces of a new bomb sight.
  • "The Dancing Men" was adapted for the second episode of the second season of the 1965-1968 TV series Sherlock Holmes starring Peter Cushing as Holmes.
  • "The Dancing Men" was adapted for the second episode of the 1984 TV series The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes starring Jeremy Brett.
  • "The Dancing Men" inspired the eleventh episode of the 1999 animated TV series Sherlock Holmes in the 22nd Century.
  • "The Dancing Men" also inspired the second episode, series 1 of the BBC series Sherlock (2010), entitled "The Blind Banker" where ciphers are a prominent feature.

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