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Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1905)

The millionaire's child is kidnapped. Sherlock Holmes after many thrilling adventures and narrow escapes rescues the child.

Director:

J. Stuart Blackton

Writers:

Arthur Conan Doyle (story), Theodore A. Liebler Jr. (scenario)

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Cast

Credited cast:
Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson ... Sherlock Holmes
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
H. Kyrle Bellew ... John H. Watson, M.D.
J. Barney Sherry
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Storyline

A group of bandits, who sign their ransom note 'The Sign of the Four', kidnap a millionaire's daughter. The panicking father visits the famous detective Sherlock Holmes and pleads for help. Sherlock Holmes meets the bandits at the rendezvous location, and after a number of adventures with narrow escapes, he rescues the child, returning him to 221B Baker Street for the joyful reunion with the father. Written by Howard O.

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Genres:

Short | Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Country:

USA

Release Date:

7 October 1905 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Adventures of Sherlock Holmes; or, Held for a Ransom See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Some consider Sherlock Holmes Baffled (1900) as the first Sherlock Holmes film, but due to fact that it was created as a Mutoscope, to be shown in an arcade on a Mutoscope machine to one person at a time, and then transferred to 30 seconds on film later, the Adventures of Sherlock Holmes aka Held For Ransom could be correctly called the first Sherlock Holmes Film. See more »

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Version of Sherlock Holmes (1916) See more »

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