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Incident at Victoria Falls

Incident at Victoria Falls (also known as Sherlock Holmes and the Incident at Victoria Falls and Sherlock Holmes: The Star of Africa) is the 1992 sequel to Sherlock Holmes and the Leading Lady, and the second and final film in the proposed series of television films Sherlock Holmes the Golden Years written by Bob Shayne. It starred Christopher Lee and Patrick Macnee as Holmes and Watson in old age.

Incident at Victoria Falls
Based onCharacters
by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Directed byBill Corcoran
StarringChristopher Lee
Patrick Macnee
Jenny Seagrove
Joss Ackland
Richard Todd
Original language(s)English
Producer(s)Frank Agrama
Riccardo Coccia
Daniele Lorenzano
Mirjana Mijojlic
Alessandro Tasca
Harry Alan Towers
CinematographyRod Stewart
Editor(s)Jane Morrison
Corinne Villa
Running time180 minutes
Production company(s)Harmony Gold Finance Luxembourg S.A. (as Harmony Gold), Banquet et Caisse D'Epargne de l'etat, Banque Paribas Luxembourg, Silvio Berlusconi Communications (in association with)
Audio formatStereo
Original release12 January 1992 (1992-01-12)


In the film, Holmes is about to retire to Sussex and keep bees when King Edward (Joss Ackland) sends him on a mission to South Africa to retrieve the Star of Africa diamond.[1] Complications arise and Holmes meets several historical people including ex-President Theodore Roosevelt (Claude Akins),[2] and Lillie Langtry (Jenny Seagrove).[3] He also encounters the fictional character A. J. Raffles.[4]



  1. ^ Kelley, Gordon E. (1994). Sherlock Holmes. Scarecrow Press. p. 96. ISBN 978-0-8108-2859-9.
  2. ^ "Roosevelt, Holmes to join forces". The Washington Times. 25 December 1990. Retrieved 2008-09-07.
  3. ^ Pitts, Michael R. (2004). Famous Movie Detectives III. Scarecrow Press. p. 223. ISBN 978-0-8108-3690-7. Retrieved 2008-09-07.
  4. ^ Hardy, Phil (1997). The BFI Companion to Crime. Continuum International Publishing Group. p. 173. ISBN 978-0-304-33215-1. Retrieved 2008-09-07.

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