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A Study in Scarlet (1914)

This is the first of the Sherlock Holmes' stories by the famous English author. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Sherlock Holmes and his friend, Dr. Watson, receives an invitation from Mr. Gregson, ... See full summary »

Director:

Francis Ford

Writers:

Arthur Conan Doyle (novel), Grace Cunard (scenario)
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Francis Ford ... Sherlock Holmes
John Ford ... John H. Watson, M.D. (as Jack Francis)
Grace Cunard
Harry Schumm Harry Schumm
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This is the first of the Sherlock Holmes' stories by the famous English author. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Sherlock Holmes and his friend, Dr. Watson, receives an invitation from Mr. Gregson, of Scotland Yard, to assist in unraveling a murder mystery. Holmes makes a careful study of the case and as a result of his ingenious deductions rounds up the murderer, one Jefferson Hope, a cabman. The man confesses his guilt and tells his life story and of the vengeance of the many wrongs he has suffered at the hands of the dead man in the years gone by. Before the case comes to trial the prisoner dies from heart failure. This is another victory for Holmes and his wonderful deductive methods, as the officers of Scotland Yard had all but fastened the guilt upon another and an innocent person. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Mystery | Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 December 1914 (USA) See more »

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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The story is well put on
25 June 2019 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

A two-reel adaptation of the famous Conan Doyle story, the scenario being written by Grace Cunard. Francis Ford plays the part of Sherlock Holmes. There is of course one of the thick-headed officers from Scotland Yard and Dr. Watson to complete the picture. The characterizations are none too strong, but the story is well put on and holds the interest firmly. The finding of Drebber's body is shown and then the manner in which Sherlock Holmes takes the trail, finally rounding up the guilty man. The cabby's story is well-pictured, the American scenes being elaborately staged. The photography is a little dark in places, but on the whole this makes a good offering. - The Moving Picture World, January 2, 1915


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