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The Devil's Foot (1921)

A family is at their dining room table, sitting upright and dressed for dinner--except they're all dead. Sherlock Holmes must figure out how--and, more importantly, why--they were murdered.

Director:

Maurice Elvey

Writer:

Arthur Conan Doyle (story)
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Cast overview:
Eille Norwood ... Sherlock Holmes
Hubert Willis Hubert Willis ... Dr. John Watson
Harvey Braban Harvey Braban ... Mortimer Tregennis
Hugh Buckler Hugh Buckler ... Dr. Sterndale
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A family is at their dining room table, sitting upright and dressed for dinner--except they're all dead. Sherlock Holmes must figure out how--and, more importantly, why--they were murdered.

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Mystery | Crime | Drama | Short

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Runtime is 29 minutes, not 20 minutes as stated. See more »

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Version of The Return of Sherlock Holmes: The Devil's Foot (1988) See more »

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3 Early Holmes
7 March 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Dying Detective, The (1921)

** (out of 4)

Sherlock Holmes (Eille Norwood) knows that a man has killed a former partner but he can't prove it unless he finds a dying detective who knows what really happened. Norwood would play Holmes in over thirty films and he's quite good in the role bring an intelligent looking character but that's about the only good thing here. The story is somewhat hard to follow and again, Holmes isn't given much to do.

Devil's Foot, The (1921)

*** (out of 4)

Sherlock Holmes (Eille Norwood) is on vacation when he stumbles into a house and discovers two bodies. Both have been dead for hours but there aren't any visible signs of violence and soon other bodies start to pile up. Here's one I actually enjoyed since we get to see Holmes investigating the murders. As with the other film, Norwood turns in a good performance and the mystery works nice as well.

Man with the Twisted Lip, The (1921)

*** (out of 4)

Sherlock Holmes (Eille Norwood) begins an investigation into a dead man but clues make him think there might not be a body at all. Once again the mystery here is pretty good and Norwood delivers another good performance.


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Country:

UK

Language:

None | English

Release Date:

11 June 1922 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes #2: The Devil's Foot See more »

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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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