The millionaire's child is kidnapped. Sherlock Holmes after many thrilling adventures and narrow escapes rescues the child.



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A group of bandits, who sign their ransom note 'The Sign of the Four', kidnap a millionaire's daughter. The panicking father visits the famous detective Sherlock Holmes and pleads for help. Sherlock Holmes meets the bandits at the rendezvous location, and after a number of adventures with narrow escapes, he rescues the child, returning him to 221B Baker Street for the joyful reunion with the father. Written by Howard O.

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7 October 1905 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Adventures of Sherlock Holmes; or, Held for a Ransom  »

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Some consider Sherlock Holmes Baffled (1900) as the first Sherlock Holmes film, but due to fact that it was created as a Mutoscope, to be shown in an arcade on a Mutoscope machine to one person at a time, and then transferred to 30 seconds on film later, the Adventures of Sherlock Holmes aka Held For Ransom could be correctly called the first Sherlock Holmes Film. See more »


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