MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 6,771 this week

Sherlock Holmes (1922)

 |  Drama, Mystery  |  7 March 1922 (USA)
5.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.7/10 from 349 users  
Reviews: 15 user | 9 critic

A young Sherlock Holmes seeks to bring down the criminal mastermind Moriarty as he solves a crime involving a blackmailed prince.

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $3.99 on Amazon Instant Video

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 28 titles
created 19 May 2011
 
a list of 229 titles
created 07 Jan 2012
 
a list of 29 titles
created 27 Jan 2012
 
a list of 9984 titles
created 26 Jun 2012
 
a list of 206 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Sherlock Holmes" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Sherlock Holmes (1922)

Sherlock Holmes (1922) on IMDb 5.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Sherlock Holmes.

User Polls

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson solve the mysteries of copper beeches, a Greek interpreter, the Norwood builder, a resident patient, the red-headed league, and one final problem.

Stars: Jeremy Brett, David Burke, Rosalie Williams
Sherlock Holmes (Video 2010)
Fantasy | Mystery | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  

Sherlock Holmes and Watson are on the trail of a criminal and scientific mastermind who seems to control monsters and creations which defy belief.

Director: Rachel Goldenberg
Stars: Ben Syder, Gareth David-Lloyd, Dominic Keating
Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Dr. Henry Jekyll experiments with scientific means of revealing the hidden, dark side of man and releases a murderer from within himself.

Director: John S. Robertson
Stars: John Barrymore, Martha Mansfield, Brandon Hurst
Crime | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The master sleuth hunts his archenemy, Professor Moriarty, who is planning the crime of the century.

Director: Alfred L. Werker
Stars: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Ida Lupino
Beau Brummel (1924)
Drama | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

George Bryan Brummel, a British military officer, loves Lady Margery, the betrothed of Lord Alvanley. Despite her own desperate love for Brummel, she submits to family pressure and marries ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Beaumont
Stars: John Barrymore, Mary Astor, Willard Louis
Don Juan (1926)
Certificate: Passed Adventure | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Misogynistic skirt chaser Don Juan falls for a convent girl.

Director: Alan Crosland
Stars: Jane Winton, John Roche, Warner Oland
Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Sherlock Holmes takes a vacation and visits his old friend Sir Henry Baskerville. His vacation ends when he suddenly finds himself in the middle of a double-murder mystery. Now he's got to ... See full summary »

Director: Thomas Bentley
Stars: Arthur Wontner, Ian Fleming, Lyn Harding
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Holmes, retired to Sussex, is drawn into a last case when.arch enemy Moriarty arranges with an American gang to kill one John Douglas, a country gentleman with a mysterious past. Holmes' ... See full summary »

Director: Leslie S. Hiscott
Stars: Arthur Wontner, Lyn Harding, Leslie Perrins
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A beautiful showgirl, name "the Canary" is a scheming nightclub singer. Blackmailing is her game and with that she ends up dead. But who killed "the Canary". All the suspects knew and were ... See full summary »

Directors: Malcolm St. Clair, Frank Tuttle
Stars: William Powell, Jean Arthur, James Hall
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A young woman turns to Sherlock Holmes for protection when she's menaced by an escaped killer seeking missing treasure. However, when the woman is kidnapped, Holmes and Watson must penetrate the city's criminal underworld to find her.

Director: Graham Cutts
Stars: Arthur Wontner, Isla Bevan, Ian Hunter
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

The famous detective is pulled away from retirement and his fiancée when the condemned Moriarty escapes from prison and swears vengeance.

Director: William K. Howard
Stars: Clive Brook, Miriam Jordan, Ernest Torrence
Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A card cheat is threatened with exposure into joining a criminal enterprise that Holmes believes is controlled by Professor Moriarty.

Director: Leslie S. Hiscott
Stars: Arthur Wontner, Ian Fleming, Minnie Rayner
Edit

Cast

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

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Mystery

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

7 March 1922 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Шерлок Холмс  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(TCM print)

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Film debut of Roland Young. See more »

Connections

Featured in Timeshift: A Study in Sherlock (2005) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The Case of the Missing Film
14 April 2011 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

"When a young prince is accused of a crime that could embroil him in international scandal, debonair supersleuth Sherlock Holmes comes to his aid, and quickly discovers that behind the incident lurks a criminal mastermind eager to reduce Western civilization to anarchy. Adapted from the hugely popular stage version of Arthur Conan Doyle's stories (by William Gillette), 'Sherlock Holmes' not only provided Barrymore with one of his most prestigious early roles, but also presented the screen debuts of two notable actors: William Powell and Roland Young," according to the good folks at Kino International.

The star and property once made this one of the more missed "lost" films from the silent era. Then, in the 1970s, the 1922 version of "Sherlock Holmes" was found. However, this was no ordinary find. What they found was a cache of film canisters containing a jumble of the original film. There were multiple pieces of scenes, in no particular order, and with out the benefit of intertitle continuity (itself a curious and intriguing state). Kevin Brownlow and The George Eastman House set about restoring the film. That the restoration was ready in the 2000s indicated the level of work and dedication involved.

Now, we see the 1922 "Sherlock Holmes" is no classic. Even upon original release, there were complaints about the high level of reading (title cards and letters) as Mr. Barrymore and the cast conversed about plot elements. And, to miss reading a single intertitle will leave you confused. Also receiving understandable heckles in some quarters was the assertion that the famously asexual detective had a desire for Carol Dempster (as Alice Faulkner). This "romance" was carried over from Mr. Gillette's very successful version; at the time, leaving it out might have been more unwise. Audiences expected "Alice".

Goldwyn Pictures and director Albert Parker "embellished" the Gillette version by having the characters meet in college, during a long prologue. So, this is where Barrymore's Holmes falls in "love at first sight" with Ms. Dempster and meets malevolent professor Gustav von Seyffertitz (as Moriarty). Holmes is also introduced to the "prince and letters" plot by pre-shaved college pal Roland Young (as John Watson). This, and the London location footage, was meant to ward off the staginess of the source material. But, the film remains in the box. The last act excites, if you picture it occurring on stage.

***** Sherlock Holmes (3/7/22) Albert Parker ~ John Barrymore, Gustav von Seyffertitz, Carol Dempster, Roland Young


7 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Actual Film Length jtcbrt
Discuss Sherlock Holmes (1922) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?