Production info

The Case of the Laughing Mummy
USA, 1955  TV  

TV-series The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Ronald Howard, Howard Marion-Crawford, Archie Duncan
Directed by Sheldon Reynolds

  

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are going on a fishing trip, and while they are riding the train, they meet Watson's old friend Reggie Taunton. Taunton asks Holmes if the detective would mind helping him with an odd problem. Taunton's archaeologist uncle has sent him an authentic Egyptian mummy, and strange laughing sounds have been coming periodically from the sarcophagus. Holmes visits Taunton's home, and has dinner with Reggie, Reggie's fiancée, the fiancée's aunt, and an Egyptologist who knows Reggie's uncle. While they are dining, the mummy starts to make the noise, and Holmes quickly finds a very simple explanation for it. But in the course of examining the mummy and the sarcophagus, Holmes uncovers a more serious mystery. (source: IMDb)

Episode 17 of the 1955 television series "The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes", based on the original character by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. This was the first and only American television series of Sherlock Holmes adventures. Produced for ABC Television, the series ran one season for 39 episodes of 30 minutes each. The episodes were actually filmed in France, probably to give it a more 'European look'.


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