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Sherlock Holmes is 'Most Retold Story'

india Updated: May 14, 2010 12:06 IST
ANI
Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes has topped a list of 'The Most Retold Stories Of All Time'.

According to the Guinness Book of Records, the honour of the most portrayed character on film goes to Sherlock Holmes, who has appeared in more than 217 movies.

Not far behind is Cinderella, said Chris Sheedy, the local manager of the Guinness Book of Records, reports News.com.au.

Cinderella’s rags-to-riches story has been made into at least 98 productions including cartoons and films – dramatic, Ever After, operatic, A Modern Cinderella, and even pornographic, 1977’s Cinderella, he said. And the latest Robin Hood film will be the 53rd time the swashbuckling woodsman has appeared on our screens in the last 102 years.

The Most Retold Stories Of All Time:

Sherlock Holmes: 217
Cinderella: 98
Robin Hood: 53
The Three Musketeers: 21
Alice in Wonderland: 21
The Hunchback of Notre Dame: 21
Dracula: 20
Great Expectations: 17
Zorro: 14
Sweeney Todd: 10
King Kong: 8
Anna and the King: 6
The Thing: 6
Scarface: 6