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The Triumph of Sherlock Holmes (1935)

Unrated | | Mystery, Thriller | February 1935 (UK)
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 »

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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' methods baffle Watson and Lestrade, but his results astonish them. In a long flashback, the victim's wife tells the story of the sinister Vermissa Valley. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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El triunfo de Sherlock Holmes  »

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This film received its initial USA telecast when it hit the air waves in New York City Friday 8 September 1939 on pioneer television station W2XBS (Channel 1). See more »

Quotes

Lestrade: On the way I'll tell you all I know.
Holmes: We're not going very far then, are we?
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Agitato Mysterioso
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Music by Frederic Curzon
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The Real Sherlock Holmes
16 May 2005 | by (Rio Rancho, NM) – See all my reviews

An excellent Holmes story that benefits greatly by going directly to the source (mainly Arthur Conan Doyle's "The Valley Of Fear") and not only sticking pretty much to the original plot but also using a lot of the great dialog that Doyle wrote for Holmes. The problem with translating Sherlock Holmes to the screen (or writing new Holmes stories in full-length novel form) is that Doyle's original creation was such a brilliant detective he solved most mysteries almost instantly. Therefore, the short story was the best medium in which to present his adventures. If a story has to be stretched out to novel or feature film length, some other means had to be found to fill out the time and pages. Thus, beginning with Basil Rathbone (or maybe even earlier with William Gillette's original play), Sherlock Holmes became an action hero rather than a thinker. Arthur Wotner's Holmes and the script of "Triumph" retains the original essence of "the best and wisest man I have ever known" and shows us that he can delight and thrill us even more by seeing him as he was intended to be seen.


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