Sherlock Holmes (1922)





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This British production includes five of Arthur Conan Doyle's stories about the famous detective Sherlock Holmes. The stories presented are The Man With The Twisted Lip, The Dying Detective, The Beryl Coronet, Resident Patient, and The Devil's Foot. Eilly Norwood plays Holmes in all five mysteries.
Classics , Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Goldwyn Pictures Corporation


John Barrymore
as Sherlock Holmes
William Powell
as Forman Wells
Roland Young
as Dr. Watson
Louis Wolheim
as Craigin
Reginald Denny
as Prince Alexis
Anders Randolf
as James Larrabee
David Torrence
as Count von Stalburg
Hedda Hopper
as Madge Larrabee
Gustav von Seyffertitz
as Prof. Moriarty
Carol Dempster
as Alice Faulkner
Lumsden Hare
as Dr. Leighton
Robert Schable
as Alf Bassick
John Willard
as Insp. Gregson
Percy Knight
as Sid Jones
Peggy Bayfield
as Rose Faulkner
Margaret Kemp
as Therese
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Critic Reviews for Sherlock Holmes

All Critics (3)

A flawed Sherlock Holmes thriller.

Full Review… | July 1, 2015
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

While Barrymore has the profile and the intent, intelligent focus we recognize, this is a Holmes mystery without the deerstalker cap, the Meerschaum pipe or the faithful Watson at his side.

Full Review… | December 17, 2011
Turner Classic Movies Online

Certain to disappoint any real Holmes fans out there.

Full Review… | July 30, 2009
Combustible Celluloid

Audience Reviews for Sherlock Holmes


Sherlock Holmes (1922) This older, silent version of the Sherlock Holmes saga, based on a stage play, is a little on the dull side for modern tastes, but the selling point is the all-star cast. Names like Reginald Denny, John Barrymore, Roland Young, Hedda Hopper, and William Powell have become familiar Hollywood names. Even actress, Carol Dempster (who was D.W. Griffith's lover) is featured as the love interest in this film. The movie had been long thought lost for good, but was found and has been wonderfully restored thanks to the George Eastman Company and Hugh Hefner. A handsome young prince Alexis (Reginald Denny), studying at Cambridge is accused of stealing and risks being expelled. His college room mate, Watson (Roland Young) suggests that a friend of his, Sherlock Holmes (John Barrymore) might be of assistance. Holmes quickly discovers that Foreman Wells (William Powell) had a hand in the theft, although there are other sinister forces, hiding in the shadows, including Professor Moriarty (Gustav Von Seyffertitz) pulling the strings. Wells, takes Holmes to Moriarty's hide-out for a big meet-and-greet. Prince Alexis is engaged to beautiful Rose Faulkner (Peggy Bayfield), but when his brother is killed in an auto accident, he becomes the King apparent forcing him to call off the wedding with a commoner. Poor Rose commits suicide. Her Sister, Alice (Carol Dempster) had met Holmes earlier in the film and he can't seem to get the girl out of his head. Many years later, Prince Alexis is being blackmailed with Rose Faulkner's love letters. Alice wants him to pay for his callousness. Naturally, Moriarty has a hand in this as well. Holmes must intervene in this, if only to see Alice again. Foreman Wells is back and becomes the inside man, playing the butler (an interesting scene when you think of his "My Man Godfrey" movie that he does later).

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