Have your pistol ready in case we should need it. It was a wild night. But what in the name of the devil! Plot summary[ edit ] The film begins on the Rylott estate with gypsies camping on the grounds.
Before the end of the run, I had cleared off all that I had lost upon the other play, and I had created a permanent property of some value.
You have seen inside, then? Roylott suspecting the deafness of snakes softly knocking on the wall in addition to whistling. She writhed as one who is in terrible pain, and her limbs were dreadfully convulsed. Pray proceed with your statement.
The money which my mother had left was enough for all our wants, and there seemed to be no obstacle to our happiness. I want to see whether the objections are fatal, or if they may be explained away.
Roylott has gone to town, and it is unlikely that he will be back before evening. Saintsburywho had toured with the Gillette company, to portray Sherlock Holmes; Lyn Hardinga talented character actor of leering villains, to play Dr.
A ventilator is made, a cord is hung, and a lady who sleeps in the bed dies. From amid the branches there jutted out the grey gables and high roof-tree of a very old mansion.
Your life may depend upon your compliance. This incident gives zest to our investigation, however, and I only trust that our little friend will not suffer from her imprudence in allowing this brute to trace her. Holmes also learns that pounds of the family money would go to each daughter once they married.
Then I thought of the whistle. Let us thrust this creature back into its den, and we can then remove Miss Stoner to some place of shelter and let the county police know what has happened. Her features and figure were those of a woman of thirty, but her hair was shot with premature grey, and her expression was weary and haggard.
With your permission, Miss Stoner, we shall now carry our researches into the inner apartment. I am a light sleeper, and it has awakened me. The movie ends with Holmes conducting an experiment in Baker Street.
It starred Raymond Massey and Athole Stewart. Init was turned into a film, starring Raymond Massey. Watson arrives dressed for a wedding, and Holmes therefore deduces that he is going to a wedding.
You put me off, do you? The last squire dragged out his existence there, living the horrible life of an aristocratic pauper; but his only son, my stepfather, seeing that he must adapt himself to the new conditions, obtained an advance from a relative, which enabled him to take a medical degree and went out to Calcutta, where, by his professional skill and his force of character, he established a large practice.
The chimney is wide, but is barred up by four large staples. I could not hear a sound, not even the drawing of a breath, and yet I knew that my companion sat open-eyed, within a few feet of me, in the same state of nervous tension in which I was myself.
In an instant his strange headgear began to move, and there reared itself from among his hair the squat diamond-shaped head and puffed neck of a loathsome serpent.
Rylott had intended to do the same to Helen. Retrieved September 29,from http: Then he turned the handle and entered, I at his heels, with the cocked pistol in my hand. It may stop his gossip. You can understand that, living the life which I have described, we were little likely to see anyone of our own age and position.
He then retired with his young stepdaughters into virtual seclusion at Stoke Moran, where he gives some of his time to collecting exotic animals, such as a baboon and a cheetah, said to come from India, which he allows to roam free on his grounds.
It was the band! By the light of the corridor-lamp I saw my sister appear at the opening, her face blanched with terror, her hands groping for help, her whole figure swaying to and fro like that of a drunkard.
The lady coloured deeply and covered over her injured wrist. What has she been saying to you? Arthur Conan Doyle, "Adventure 8: The detective invents structures that make sense of these clues and determines which one is correct.In The Adventure of the Speckled Band, Sherlock Holmes investigates the case of a young bride to be who fears that she'll be murdered.
Helen Stoner, the stepdaughter of Sir Grimesby Roylott, has. “The band! the speckled band!” whispered Holmes. I took a step forward. In an instant his strange headgear began to move, and there reared itself from among his hair the squat diamond-shaped head and puffed neck of a loathsome serpent.
"The Speckled Band", the second Sherlock Holmes dramatisation in history, written by Arthur Conan Doyle himself (as the third stage play in his writing career). Its premiere run was in and in London, first in the Adelphi Theatre and then in the Globe. "The Adventure of the Speckled Band" is a Sherlock Holmes short story by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle; its plot centers around Holmes and his assistant, Dr.
John Watson, as they solve a mystery for client Helen Stoner, whose twin sister died under mysterious circumstances that cause Helen to fear for her own life. "The Adventure of the Speckled Band" is written from the perspective of Dr.
John Watson, Holmes's close friend and avid admirer, and through his eyes Doyle presents a picture of Sherlock Holmes as. May 29, · Directed by John Bruce.
With Jeremy Brett, David Burke, Jeremy Kemp, Rosalyn Landor. A young woman asks for Holmes' help when her ill-tempered stepfather moves her into the same room where her sister died under mysterious circumstances/10().Download