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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes; or, Held for a Ransom
Also known as Sherlock Holmes in the United Kingdom
B&W : One reel / 725 feet
Directed by J. Stuart Blackton
Cast: Maurice Costello [Sherlock Holmes], Kyrle Bellew, J. Barney Sherry
The Vitagraph Company of America production; distributed by The Vitagraph Company of America. / Scenario by Theodor Liebler, from the novel The Sign of Four by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. / © 8 September 1905 by The Vitagraph Company of America [H65145]. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. / Pohle-Holmes p. 26 incorrectly identifies this film as having been released in the United Kingdom as Held to Ransom (1906).
Survival status: The film is presumed lost : Fragmentary prints exist in the Library of Congress film archive [35mm paper positives].
Current rights holder: Public domain.
Keywords: Authors: Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) - Characters: Sherlock Holmes - Children - Jails - Ladders - Law: Enforcement: Police: Detectives
Listing updated: 16 August 2010.
References: Everson-Detective p. 6; Musser-Emerge pp. 5, 406, 597; Pohle-Holmes pp. 26-27; Slide-BigV p. 172 : Website-AFI; Website-Wikipedia.