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Sherlock Holmes Baffled (1900)

Not Rated | | Short, Comedy, Crime | May 1900 (USA)
Sherlock Holmes enters his drawing room to find it being burgled, but on confronting the villain is surprised when the latter disappears. Holmes initially attempts to ignore the event by ... See full summary »

Director:

Arthur Marvin

Writer:

Arthur Conan Doyle (character)

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Sherlock Holmes enters his drawing room to find it being burgled, but on confronting the villain is surprised when the latter disappears. Holmes initially attempts to ignore the event by lighting a cigar, but upon the thief's reappearance, Holmes tries to reclaim the sack of stolen goods, drawing a pistol from his dressing gown pocket and firing it at the intruder, who disappears. After Holmes recovers his property, the bag vanishes from his hand into that of the thief, who promptly disappears through a window. At this point the movie ends abruptly with Holmes looking "baffled". Written by Wikipedia

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The earliest known film featuring Sherlock Holmes was produced for showing in Mutoscope machines in amusement arcades. Running time: 30 seconds. The production date was 26th April 1900. See more »

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Remade as Sherlock Holmes Baffled (2004) See more »

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Interesting, maybe; but pretty dumb
25 May 2006 | by jhboswellSee all my reviews

No character, no plot, one set, trick photography but no camera movement--did anyone of the time consider these few seconds a harbinger of Holmes in the cinema? Not all of the stories had been written, and when this was made Holmes was still murdered by Professor Moriarty. Besides that, people weren't going to the movies in theaters yet, because no one was making any decent films in 1900: they were only considered nickel arcade curiosities. That's why it's neat to watch this little turn, once or twice; and to think about people who already knew who Sherlock Holmes was.

But, I'm afraid the people who made the movie didn't!


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USA

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May 1900 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Озадаченный Шерлок Холмс See more »

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New York City, New York, USA

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