Anthony Higgins in 1990s
1994 Baker Street: Sherlock Holmes Returns
I'm not the only one who considers this film-fantasies about new adventures of Sherlock Holmes as his favorite one.
As a great inventor in chemical research, Sherlock Holmes made a solution for deep-freezing that he used for himself. He slept almost 100 years and woke in the early 1990-s in San Francisco. With charming Dr. Amy Winslow he saves the city from evil Professor Moriarty's descendant. Kenneth Johnson was nominated for Edgar Allen Poe Award with the script of this film.
In 1983 Anthony Higgins performed in "The White Glove", a play about new adventures of Sherlock Holmes, so ten years later the role was not something new for him, but I believe it was something to hack upon not to became a dull Basil Rathbone's copy or second shadow of Jeremy Brett. Anthony made everything to give to the public a new view onto the Detective, fresh and up-to-date.
This Sherlock Holmes is in a half comic, in a half tragedian. High-hat manners combine with simplicity, periods of sticktoitiveness combine with periods of melancholy, but triumph takes turns defeats. For Anthony Higgins this movie was a chance to show all nuances of his talent at no allowance and to become the first actor who played both Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's creatures - Holmes and Moriarty - in the cinema (Anthony played Eh Tar, future Moriarty, in Barry Levinson's movie "Young Sherlock Holmes", 1985).
For Holmsians this movie is full of mistakes, but intensive plot, soft humor and good acting makes this film outstanding.
Photos from shooting are at "Behind the scene".
Promo photos are at "Movie promotional photos".
I would like to thank Kenneth Johnson, the creator of this movie, and Judie Feldman for the digital copy of this picture.