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Sherlock Holmes (1932)

 |  Drama  |  6 November 1932 (USA)
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The famous detective is pulled away from retirement and his fiancée when the condemned Moriarty escapes from prison and swears vengeance.

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Moriarty is sentenced to death, and Sherlock Holmes prepares to retire to the country and marry his girl (sic). But Moriarty has sworn that Holmes, Lt-Col Gore-King of Scotland Yard, and his trial judge shall all be hanged too. When Moriarty escapes and proceeds to put his threat into operation, Holmes has to postpone his retirement. Written by Kieron O'Hara <koh@psyc.nott.ac.uk>

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Una aventura de Sherlock Holmes  »

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The audio disks from this movie are not known to survive, but since the film was recorded on Movietone, sound on film, this is not a problem. See more »

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Alright but not worth much outside of historical significance
24 April 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Those looking for Conan Doyle in this flick will be disappointed, but in the end, this pre-code Sherlock Holmes is a pleasant enough time waster for a dull afternoon.

It has some interesting cinematography and competent performances from Clive Brook and Ernest Torrence as Holmes and Moriarty (truth be told, I only watched this film because Torrence is one of my favorite character actors), but otherwise, there's nothing too special at work here. Miriam Jordon is grating as Holmes' society bride-to-be, Alice, and for some reason, Holmes is given a mildly irritating kid sidekick/apprentice named Billy.

Unless you're interested in all of Holmes' cinematic incarnations, I would urge you to skip this one.


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