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John Barrymore (left) and Gustav von Seyffertitz.
Photograph: Photofest; courtesy Kino Lorber.
 
Sherlock Holmes
Also known as Moriarty in the United Kingdom
(1922) American
B&W : Nine reels
Directed by Albert Parker (Albert S. Parker)

Cast: Mr. Barrymore (John Barrymore) [Sherlock Holmes], Roland Young [Doctor Watson], Gustave Von Seyffertitz (Gustav von Seyffertitz) [Professor Moriarty], Reginald Denny [Prince Alexis], Carol Dempster [Alice Faulkner], William H. Powell (William Powell) [Forman Wells], Anders Randolf [James Larrabee, masquerading as G. Neville Chetwood], Hedda Hopper [Madge Larrabee, masquerading as Mrs. Chetwood], Robert Schable [Alf Bassick, Moriarty’s henchman], Robert Fischer [Otto, Prince Alexis’s valet], Peggy Bayfield [Rose Faulkner, Alice’s sister and Prince Alexis’s fiancée], Margaret Kemp [Terese], Percy Knight [Sid Jones], David Torrence [Count Von Stalburg, Prince Alexis’s uncle], Albert Bruning [Baron Orlonieff], Lumsden Hare [Doctor Leighton], Louis Wolheim [Craigin], Jerry Devine [Billy], John Willard [Inspector Gregson]

Goldwyn Pictures Corporation production; distributed by Goldwyn Distributing Corporation. / Produced by F.J. Godsol. Scenario by Earle Browne and Marion Fairfax, from the play adaptation Sherlock Holmes by William Gillette of the Sherlock Holmes stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Art direction by Charles L. Cadwallader. Photographed (cinematography) by J. Roy Hunt. Presented by Samuel Goldwyn. / © 3 April 1922 by Goldwyn Pictures Corporation [LP18273]. Released May 1922. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. / Exteriors were shot in London, England. Young’s film debut; Powell’s film debut. [?] Website-IMDb lists the release date as 7 March 1922; Sherwood-Best p. 186 lists the release date as 29 October 1922. The film was reconstructed by Kevin Brownlow and William K. Everson (with help from Albert S. Parker) utilizing surviving footage, stills and restored intertitles. The film was further reconstructed and preserved by George Eastman House in 2001.

Drama: Crime.

Survival status: Print exists in the International Museum of Photography and Film at George Eastman House film archive [incomplete 35mm positive (approximately 50 minutes)].

Current rights holder: Public domain.

Keywords: Authors: Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) - Characters: Sherlock Holmes - Crime: Blackmail, Theft - Criminals - Death: Suicide - Law: Enforcement: Police: Detectives - Street scenes - United Kingdom: England: Cambridge, London - Weapons: Guns

Listing updated: 16 October 2011.

References: Film credits, film viewing : AFI-F1 n. F1.3977; AFI-F2 n. F2.4987; Everson-American pp. 217-218; Everson-Detective pp. 6, 8, 10, 23; Lahue-Gentlemen p. 18; Quirk-Powell pp. 17, 36-37; Sherwood-Best p. 186; Steinbrunner-Encyclopedia pp. 207, 209; Vermilye-Twenties p. 22, 25 : Website-AFI; Website-GEH; Website-IMDb; Website-NFPF.

Home video: DVD.

 
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