Sherlock Holmes (1922)

Melodrama, Mystery | May 1922

Director:

Albert Parker

Producer:

F. J. Godsol

Cinematographer:

J. Roy Hunt

Production Designer:

Charles L. Cadwallader

Production Company:

Goldwyn Pictures
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HISTORY

This film was released in Great Britain as Moriarty . According to reviews, some of the film's exteriors were shot on location in England, both in London and at Hampton Court, and in Switzerland, while interiors were completed in New York City. The film marked the motion picture debuts of actors Roland Young (1887--1953) and William Powell (1892--1984). Powell was billed onscreen as "William H. Powell." For information on other films based on the characters created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, please consult the entry for the 1932 Fox film Sherlock Holmes , directed by William K. Howard and starring Clive Brook and Reginald Owen (see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1931-40 ).
It is available on YouTube in ... More Less

This film was released in Great Britain as Moriarty . According to reviews, some of the film's exteriors were shot on location in England, both in London and at Hampton Court, and in Switzerland, while interiors were completed in New York City. The film marked the motion picture debuts of actors Roland Young (1887--1953) and William Powell (1892--1984). Powell was billed onscreen as "William H. Powell." For information on other films based on the characters created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, please consult the entry for the 1932 Fox film Sherlock Holmes , directed by William K. Howard and starring Clive Brook and Reginald Owen (see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1931-40 ).
It is available on YouTube in 2016. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
14 May 1922
p. 2.
Kinematograph Weekly
1 Feb 1923.
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MPN
20 May 1922
p. 2880.
MPW
20 May 1922
P. 340.
New York Times
8 May 1922
p. 14.
Photoplay
Jul 1922
p. 52.
Variety
12 May 1922
p. 33.
Variety
27 Jun 1922
p. 40.
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LITERARY
Based on the play Sherlock Holmes by William Gillette (New York, 6 Nov 1899) and characters created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Moriarty
Release Date:
May 1922
Premiere Information:
New York premiere: 1 May 1922
Copyright Claimant:
Goldwyn Distributing Corp.
Copyright Date:
3 April 1922
Copyright Number:
LP18273
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
8,200
Length(in reels):
9
Countries:
United Kingdom, United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Sherlock Holmes is asked by his friend Watson to help Prince Alexis clear himself of charges of a theft he did not commit. He is able to do so, but not until years later does Holmes trap the real culprit, Professor Moriarty, and his agents in their attempts to blackmail Prince Alexis. He also finds love with Alice ... +


Sherlock Holmes is asked by his friend Watson to help Prince Alexis clear himself of charges of a theft he did not commit. He is able to do so, but not until years later does Holmes trap the real culprit, Professor Moriarty, and his agents in their attempts to blackmail Prince Alexis. He also finds love with Alice Faulkner. +

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