Movies, books, great detectives and coffee breaks.
A blog dedicated to some of my favorite things.
Sherlock Holmes
Hercule Poirot
The Phantom of the Opera
The Cat and the Canary
and so on...

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31st August 2014

Photoset with 6 notes

A surprise for a client who is recovering from shock :)

The Naval Treaty with Jeremy Brett and David Burke.

Tagged: The Naval Treatysherlock holmesjeremy brettDavid Burke

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30th August 2014

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THE CAT AND THE CANARY (1979)

Wikipedia: When an elderly man dies, the remainder of his relatives gather to hear the reading of the will. The old man, via recorded film, lets it be known how much he despised and loathed his worthless kin. As a result, his will is structured in such a way as to set up a dogfight between his potential heirs as to who will collect his fortune…

My favorite adaptation is the 1927 silent film, but I do like this scene . The last will is read by Cyrus West himself.

Tagged: Honor BlackmanMichael CallanWendy HillerOlivia HusseyCarol LynleyDaniel MasseyPeter McEneryWilfrid Hyde-WhiteThe Cat and the Canary1979my gifs

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30th August 2014

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johnsfez:

9/41 of Granada Holmes
  ↪ The Greek Interpreter

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30th August 2014

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arthurcarewe:

Conrad Veidt in ” A MAN’S PAST ” ( 1927 )

source : http://conradveidt.wordpress.com/movies/other-silent-films/

You can see Arthur Edmund Carewe in some of the photos.

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29th August 2014

Photoset reblogged from effyeaharthurcarewe with 9 notes

arthurcarewe:

Conrad Veidt in ” A MAN’S PAST ” ( 1927 )

source : http://conradveidt.wordpress.com/movies/other-silent-films/

You can see Arthur Edmund Carewe in one of the photos .

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29th August 2014

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29th August 2014

Photo reblogged from Trick of the Moonlight with 18 notes

ariel2me:


I bent closer over the paper. For I was remembering … A clear tropical night, frogs croaking … and a shooting star. I was standing there by the window, and I had turned and picked up Cinders and carried her out in my arms to see the stars and wish … The lines of my crossword ran and blurred before my eyes. A figure detached itself from the balcony and came into the room – Judith. Judith must never catch me with tears in my eyes. It would never do. Hastily I swung round the bookcase and pretended to be looking for a book. Yes, here it was. I looked through Othello. “What are you doing, Father?” 

~ Curtain: Poirot’s Last Case by Agatha Christie 

What are you doing? 
Just seeing if there’s a copy of …
 I remember Mother telling me how you once carried her out into a balcony to look at the stars. 
Ah! Here we are. 
It’s quite hard at times, isn’t it? 
Othello. Now, where is it? ‘Oh beware my lord of jealousy, it is a green-eyed monster.’ 

~ Agatha Christie’s Poirot S13E05 

ariel2me:

I bent closer over the paper. For I was remembering … A clear tropical night, frogs croaking … and a shooting star. I was standing there by the window, and I had turned and picked up Cinders and carried her out in my arms to see the stars and wish … The lines of my crossword ran and blurred before my eyes. A figure detached itself from the balcony and came into the room – Judith. Judith must never catch me with tears in my eyes. It would never do. Hastily I swung round the bookcase and pretended to be looking for a book. Yes, here it was. I looked through Othello. “What are you doing, Father?”

~ Curtain: Poirot’s Last Case by Agatha Christie

What are you doing?

Just seeing if there’s a copy of …

I remember Mother telling me how you once carried her out into a balcony to look at the stars.

Ah! Here we are.

It’s quite hard at times, isn’t it?

Othello. Now, where is it? ‘Oh beware my lord of jealousy, it is a green-eyed monster.’

~ Agatha Christie’s Poirot S13E05 

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28th August 2014

Photo reblogged from Fuck Yeah Garrow's Law with 9 notes

sproutwings:

More Silvester/Garrow goodness from episode 2x04.

sproutwings:

More Silvester/Garrow goodness from episode 2x04.

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28th August 2014

Photoset reblogged from Le Fantôme de l'Opéra with 162 notes

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28th August 2014

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nami64:

the origins of WWI

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