The Sign of Four: Sherlock Holmes' Greatest Case (1932) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Sign of Four: Sherlock Holmes' Greatest Case (1932)

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Entrusted with an enormous, priceless pearl, a frightened young woman is aided and protected by sleuth Sherlock Holmes and his companion Dr. Watson in a quest to ferret out a murderous criminal mastermind. This early talkie Holmes mystery tale comes from his native England.

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Cast

Arthur Wontner
as Sherlock Holmes
Isla Bevan
as Mary Morstan
Ian Hunter
as Dr. John H. Watson
Gilbert Davis
as Athelny Jones
Edgar Norfolk
as Capt. Morstan
Graham [Ben] Soutten
as Jonathan Small
Clare Greet
as Mrs. Hudson
Herbert Lomas
as Major John Sholto
Miles Malleson
as Thaddeus Sholto
Kynaston Reeves
as Bartholomew
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Wontner plays Holmes as a more physically able private detective with a sense of humor. He is a master of disguise, but never wears the iconic deerstalker hat. Hunter is a younger Dr. Watson, who also has a humorous repartee with Holmes and can hold his own in a fist fight. The villain is quite dangerous from the beginning and the fact that years pass before Holmes is brought on the case (about 20 minutes into the movie) makes the story interesting, though we know who the criminal is and what he is after. This British movie seemed quite action packed for the time with a motor boat chase and a big warehouse fight.

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