But this being said, Holmes are not necessarily more faithful. I cite Ian Hart, Nigel Stock and Nigel Bruce as case point Watson's left alone in the fall out.
But we learn from it, and in time, if the heart is open, sometimes a new Doctor or Detective is found, and a brand new partnership begins.
Which is why today we have 3 (or 4 really) new entrants into the Howard Ostrom Collection. Clive Brook and his three separate Watsons.
Clive Brook (1887 - 1974) would become the first Sherlock Holmes of the talkies in Paramount Pictures "The Return of Sherlock Holmes (1929). H. Reeves Smith (1862 - 1938) was his Dr. Watson.
In a part of the film revue "Paramount on Parade" (1930), Clive Brook would again play Sherlock Holmes as part of 'A Tapestry of Detective Mysteries". in "Sherlock Holmes" (1932) for Fox Film Corp, but this time with Reginald Owens (1887 - 1972) as Dr. Watson.
Then, lo and behold, Reginald Owens would appear as Sherlock Holmes in World Wide Pictures' "A Study in Scarlet" (1933), with Warburton Gamble (1883 - 1945) as Dr. Watson.
Clearly, some men just are not designed to be monogamous Holmes.
For more Holmes and Watsons, typically of a a more faithful nature, be sure to check out the rest of Howard Ostrom Collection here.