Sherlock Holmes (1922)

 |  Drama, Mystery  |  7 March 1922 (USA)
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A young Sherlock Holmes seeks to bring down the criminal mastermind Moriarty as he solves a crime involving a blackmailed prince.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sherlock Holmes
Gustav von Seyffertitz ...
Percy Knight ...
Foreman Wells (as William H. Powell)
Peggy Bayfield ...
Margaret Kemp ...
Anders Randolf ...
Robert Schable ...
Alf Bassick
David Torrence ...
Robert Fischer ...


One of Barrymore's most prestigious early roles, this rarely seen film also presents screen debuts of William Powell and Roland Young. When a young prince is accused of a crime that could embroil him in international scandal, debonair super-sleuth Sherlock Holmes comes to his aid, and quickly discovers that behind the incident lurks a criminal mastermind eager to reduce Western civilization to anarchy. Written by Anonymous

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7 March 1922 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Шерлок Холмс  »

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Film debut of William Powell. See more »


Dr. Watson: I say, Holmes, you are an odd chap, why have you kept that photograph all these years?
Sherlock Holmes: Oh, I don't know - there was a familiar - charming something - about the eyes - that reminded me of her sister - the girl I met on the roadside that day. I don't know what ever became of her. After her sister's death, I wrote, asking if I could be of assistance - but she never answered - I...
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Referenced in Cinema Europe: The Other Hollywood (1995) See more »

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A most excellent restoration!
14 January 2003 | by (Rochester, NY USA) – See all my reviews

I recently had the privilege of seeing the "World Premiere" of Albert Parker's version of Sherlock Holmes at The George Eastman House's Dryden Theater. John Barrymore was the sleuth and he was simply grand. I loved every campy moment! I'm quoting now from the capsule description written by the staff at the GEH: Until its rediscovery in the mid-1970s by Eastman House's first film curator James Card, Sherlock Holmes was the most sought-after `lost' John Barrymore film. When another print containing the missing original intertitles was located within the Eastman House's vaults a few years ago, a major restoration was undertaken. The resulting film reveals a faithful adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's original story (the film was in fact fully endorsed by Doyle in 1922), as Barrymore's Holmes, aided by the ubiquitous Dr. Watson, battles wits with-who else?-sinister arch-nemesis Professor Moriarty. Live piano by Philip Carli.

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