Wednesday, December 29, 2021

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes -- December 29, 2021

Motion Picture News, 31-December-1921

Hubert Willis played Dr John Watson and Eille Norwood played Sherlock Holmes in a series of short films and features made between 1921 and 1923 by Stoll Pictures. The producers replaced Hubert Willis in the last film, a feature based on The Sign of Four.

Motion Picture News, 24-December-1921

The Scotland Yard detective bureau had a special showing and enjoyed the films. 

Motion Picture News, 10-December-1921

Eille Norwood ("Eilly" is a phonetic spelling) was to visit the US late in December. 

Motion Picture News, 03-December-1921

The Alexander Film Corporation, US distributor of the movies, made a deal to acquire "five million copies" of the stories that exhibitors could hand out to customers a week before the films were to be shown. 

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