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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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Complete credited cast:
Miriam Jordan ...
Ernest Torrence ...
Herbert Mundin ...
Howard Leeds ...
Little Billy
Colonel Gore-King
C. Montague Shaw ...
Frank Atkinson ...
Man in Pub
Ivan F. Simpson ...
Stanley Fields ...
Tony Ardetti


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 <>

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6 November 1932 (USA)  »

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Una aventura de Sherlock Holmes  »

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1.37 : 1
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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 »


Edited into Dillinger (1945) See more »

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Not bad for an early Holmes entry
1 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In this day and age, we have been exposed to some excellent, enthusiastic actors tackling the mighty Sherlock. In 1932, there was nothing to speak of. Sir Arthur had died a few years before, and fans knew there would be no more original stories.

So, I think this is a pretty good "tour DE force." Sure, it's nowhere near any "real" Holmes story; and sure, it includes some pretty bizarre elements. But, given the times, it's worthwhile. There is some great acting, from underplaying of Holmes to really fun overplaying of the villains; a good pace to the story; and I was very happy with the production.

Think B-gangster movie and you won't be disappointed. But, if you really want Sherlock, fast forward to Basil Rathbone!

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