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Sherlock Holmes Solves the Sign of the Four (1913)

Major Sholto, a retired British army officer, who has amassed wealth in India in a mysterious manner, dies suddenly. His two sons were unable to find any trace of the wealth. Search the ... See full summary »

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Major Sholto, a retired British army officer, who has amassed wealth in India in a mysterious manner, dies suddenly. His two sons were unable to find any trace of the wealth. Search the house patiently, and at last in an attic, concealed by a secret panel, discovered a brass bound box. It contains jewels of almost fabulous value and a letter, telling them that Mary Morstan, the orphan daughter of one of Sholto's brother officers in India was entitled to an equal share in the treasure. Thaddeus, the younger brother, is willing to carry out his dead father's wishes, but Bartholomew, the elder, insists that they alone should possess the jewels. Finally Thaddeus, unable to persuade his brother to relent, writes Miss Morstan an anonymous letter, telling her that she has been wronged, and naming the place where they can meet. Miss Morstan, perplexed by the strange communication, consults Sherlock Holmes. Holmes and Dr. Watson, his associate, keep the appointment with Miss Morstan and are ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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25 February 1913 (USA)  »

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Sherlock Holmes and 'The Sign of the Four'  »

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