The Crucifer of Blood (1991)
Directed by Fraser Clarke Heston
Genres - Mystery, Crime | Sub-Genres - Detective Film | Run Time - 103 min. | Countries - United Kingdom, United States | MPAA Rating - NR
Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Filmed in England, Crucifer of Blood is a made-for-cable movie based on the 1978 Sherlock Holmes play by Paul Giovanni. Charlton Heston portrays the Great Detective, aided by Richard Johnson as faithful Dr. Watson. The storyline, based on Conan Doyle's "Sign of Four", involves intrigues that set in motion in India during a native mutiny in the 1850s. A murder was committed over a valuable treasure, and the four British military officers responsible signed a pact of secrecy, with the additional proviso that they'd forever be "kind" to one another. Three decades later in 1887, the four men find their past catching up with them in a most fatal manner. Was the Indian treasure cursed? And will Holmes be able to stem the tide of blood and death? Crucifer of Blood is directed with verve and style by Frasier C. Heston, son of star Charlton.
Britain, curse, death, detective, espionage, flashback, investigation, investigator, killing, love, military, missing, multiple-murder, murder, officer, past, private-detective, revenge, secrets, soldier, treasure