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The Triumph of Sherlock Holmes (1935)

Unrated | | Mystery, Thriller | 26 August 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 »


Leslie S. Hiscott


Arthur Conan Doyle (novel), H. Fowler Mear (adaptation) | 1 more credit »




Complete credited cast:
Arthur Wontner ... Sherlock Holmes
Lyn Harding ... Professor Moriarty
Leslie Perrins ... John Douglas
Jane Carr ... Ettie Douglas
Ian Fleming ... Dr. Watson
Charles Mortimer Charles Mortimer ... Inspector Lestrade
Minnie Rayner ... Mrs. Hudson
Michael Shepley ... Cecil Barker
Ben Welden ... Ted Balding
Roy Emerton Roy Emerton ... Boss McGinty
Conway Dixon Conway Dixon ... Ames
Wilfrid Caithness Wilfrid Caithness ... Colonel Sebastian Moran
Edmund D'Alby Edmund D'Alby ... Captain Marvin
Ernest Lynds Ernest Lynds ... Jacob Shafter


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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Mystery | Thriller


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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 »


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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Version of Sherlock Holmes' Fatal Hour (1931) See more »


Agitato Mysterioso
Music by Frederic Curzon
Dix Music Ltd
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Good Arthur Wontner/Sherlock Holmes Feature
27 June 2005 | by Snow LeopardSee all my reviews

This is a good entry in the Arthur Wontner series of Sherlock Holmes movies, adapting one of Arthur Conan Doyle's most interesting and involved stories. The movie does a solid job of telling the story within its obvious budgetary constraints, Wontner as usual looks authentic as Holmes, and the story does the rest. Lyn Harding is solid as Moriarty, but as this series tended to do, the character is played more as a tough guy than as a twisted genius of crime.

The original story is a particularly good one because it takes a Holmes mystery with the usual intriguing details and puzzles, and combines it with an elaborate story about the backgrounds of the other characters involved. The original story has rarely been used in the movies, and it was unfortunately one of the ones not included in the outstanding Jeremy Brett series. So it's particularly fortunate that this version of it is still around.

The settings range from an old English castle to a rough part of the USA where outlaws are in charge. It's too bad that the production values were so low, because with some extra work, the settings could really add a lot to the atmosphere. Here, at least, they provide just enough to make a believable backdrop to the interesting story.

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Release Date:

26 August 1935 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

El triunfo de Sherlock Holmes See more »

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Real Art Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Visatone Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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