It's funny, but when I visualize my Sherlock character in my Baker Street Adventure series I've written, I see him as being very tall, well built and with longer hair, very Beatles length and not so neat.
I see Watson as a kind of teddy bear bartender with a great sense of humor about his life and very sensitive to women's issues. He also has thick sideburns, mustache and beard. He's very gruff acting at times, maybe even a bit stubborn...yeah, probably a lot...but extremely polite and a consummate gentleman.
I've written Sherlock as quite young, where he is experiencing his life with his father, so as to show where he might have come from with his remarkable deductive powers.
I've also paralleled Sherlock with James Moriarity...my parallel world Moriarity, who is kind, but vicious and relentless like the Conan Doyle version. The first I've found to be a bit remote because of his intellectual abilities, which parallels conan's version, but Moriarity as more warm-hearted and giving, but of great deductive powers because of his Edidetic memory.
I've created, by now, at least three or four versions of Sherlock in my Baker Street Adventures series of novels and stories, and each version is unique and different, if only in small things.
My latest Sherlock, who escaped his alternate London to James Moriarity's London, mourns for the loss of Watson only to find a new Watson, who shall become his new friend.
Whereas in the current alternate London, the Watson who lives there lost his Sherlock and though mourning greatly the loss of such a good companion has moved on to the friendship of James Moriarity, who has lost everyone he knew and loved when he transferred to Watson's world.
Sherlock Holmes investigates when young women around London turn up murdered, each with a finger severed off. Scotland Yard suspects a madman, but Holmes believes the killings to be part of a diabolical plot.
Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes
Nigel Bruce as Doctor Watson
Hillary Brooke as Lydia Marlowe
Henry Daniell as Professor Moriarty
Paul Cavanagh as Sir George Fenwick
Matthew Boulton as Inspector Tobias Gregson
Eve Amber as Maude Fenwick
Frederick Worlock as Doctor Onslow
Tom Bryson as Corporal Williams
Sally Shepherd as Crandon, Marlowe's maid
Mary Gordon as Mrs. Hudson
Directed by Roy William Neill
Produced by Roy William Neill
Written by Bertram Millhauser
Based on characters created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Music by Mark Levant
Cinematography Virgil Miller
Editing by Edward Curtiss
Distributed by Universal Studios
Release dates July 27, 1945
Running time 68 min
Country United States