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The Limejuice Mystery or Who Spat in Grandfather's Porridge? (1930)

In this parody of Sherlock Holmes, the Great Detective goes to an opium den of inequity in the dangerous London district of London and challenges Tong assassins in order to rescue a woman.

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In this parody of Sherlock Holmes, the Great Detective goes to an opium den of inequity in the dangerous London district of London and challenges Tong assassins in order to rescue a woman.

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British Grenadiers (fife and drum)
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Poor On Just About Every Level
1 May 2011 | by See all my reviews

Limejuice Mystery or Who Spat in Grandfather's Porridge?, The (1930)

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I'm sure this film will appeal to somewhat but I'm not exactly sure who. This is basically a spoof of Sherlock Holmes movies but the only catch is that all the characters are played by puppets. Herlock Sholmes, Watson and Anna Went Wong must try and uncover some mystery but I'll be honest and admit that I'm not really sure what the mystery was, although I'm guessing it had something to do with the title. However, the stuff that is mentioned in the title, like the porridge, is never actually seen in the film so I'm really not sure what's happening. The British were still releasing silent movies at this point so needless to say there's not any dialogue and we don't even get any title cards trying to explain anything. Instead we get countless scenes with poorly dressed up puppets jumping and bouncing around. That's pretty much it for 9-minutes but I'm just thankfully that the producers didn't try and push this thing into two-reel material. I'm not even sure die-hard Holmes fans would want to check this out as the detective is only in a handful of scenes and to be honest none of the jokes are of any interest and God knows the mystery isn't.


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