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Murder by Decree

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Murder by Decree
Murder by Decree Poster.jpg
Original Theatrical Poster
Country UKD.jpg UK
CAN.jpg Canada
Directed by Bob Clark
Release Date 1979
Studio CFDC
Famous Players
Main Cast
Character Actor
Sherlock Holmes Christopher Plummer
Dr. John Watson James Mason
Inspector Foxborough David Hemmings
Mary Kelly Susan Clark
Sir Charles Warren Anthony Quayle
Prime Minister Lord Salisbury John Gielgud
Inspector Lestrade Frank Finlay
Robert Lees Donald Sutherland

Murder by Decree is a British-Canadian 1979 thriller directed by Bob Clark and starring Christopher Plummer as Sherlock Holmes and James Mason as Dr. Watson. The story uses Arthur Conan Doyle's characters but doesn't follow any of Holmes novels or stories: Sherlock Holmes hunts on Jack the Ripper but finds out that the mad killer has friends in high places.

The following weapons were used in the film Murder by Decree:


Webley RIC

Dr. John Watson (James Mason) carries a nickel plated Webley RIC revolver in one scene; later he gives it to Sherlock Holmes (Christopher Plummer).

Note: see additional images on talk page.

Webley RIC "Model 86" - .455 Webley. This version of RIC is very similar to the screen gun.
Watson holds his revolver.
Another view of Watson's revolver in same scene.
The grip is seen.
Holmes holds the revolver.
Holmes aims the revolver at Inspector Foxborough (David Hemmings) who secretly followed Holmes and Watson.
A good view of the revolver.
A closeup of the revolver in Holmes' hand.
Holmes, struck by William Slade's (Peter Jonfield) red-hot poker, holds the revolver.


Tower Percussion Pistol

A pair of Tower Percussion Pistols is seen on the wall in the apartments on 221B Baker Street.

Tower Percussion Pistol - .68 caliber
Percussion pistols are second and third from the top.

Flintlock Pistol

A number of Flintlock Pistols is seen on the wall in the apartments on 221B Baker Street.

For comparison: Turkish Flintlock Pistol
For comparison: New Land Pattern Flintlock Pistol - .65 caliber
Several flintlock pistols in Oriental style are seen on the wall.
Another view of two bottom pistols.
Another set of pistols; flintlocks are first, fourth and fifth from the top. The fourth from top pistol, unlike top and bottom ones, look more like a military model.

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