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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 »

Director:

Leslie S. Hiscott

Writers:

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

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
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Mystery | Thriller

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

February 1935 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

El triunfo de Sherlock Holmes See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Real Art Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Ontario)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Visatone Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Some of the video boxes for the US video release incorrectly claim that the Ian Fleming playing Dr. Watson was the Ian Fleming who was the creator/writer of the James Bond novels. Although both men have the same name - a not particularly uncommon one in England - the actor playing Dr. Watson was not the same man as the James Bond author, and was in fact not even related to him. This Ian Fleming had a 40-year career as an actor and played in over 100 British films. 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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Connections

Referenced in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1939) See more »

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An excellent, though flawed DVD, Sherlock Holmes movie
26 June 2007 | by dj455kSee all my reviews

"The Triumoph of Sherlock Holmes" recently came out on DVD. First off the copy is quite awful, although from what I have read there aren't very good video sources to take from. Secondly, Arthur Wontner's Holmes is excellent. He looks like Holmes and he acts like Holmes as portrayed by Conan Doyle.

The movie is based on one of the longer length stories, "The Valley of Fear". The story includes a long flashback to Pennsylvania coal country in the US and is included in the movie. It is very well done. As near as I can tell the scenes in America were done with American actors, including the well known character actor Ben Welden, except for Boss McGinty played by Roy Emerton who does a great job.

The movie contains a good many Holmesian aphorisms taken from other stories. While it's always a pleasure to hear them I can imagine if you saw movie after movie and heard the same lines multiple times it could become a little annoying.

I particularly liked the Watson of Ian Fleming as every time Holmes introduces himself and neglects Watson, Watson nudges him with his arm. A small bit but nicely done.


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