Thursday, January 27, 2022

Sherlock Holmes Stories -- January 27, 2022

Motion Picture News, 07-January-1922

Eille Norwood played Sherlock Holmes and Hubert Willis played Dr John Watson 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.

Holmes fans will know that this was not "The first time that the 'Sherlock Holmes' subjects have found their way to the screen..."

Moving Picture World, 14-January-1922

Moving Picture World, 07-January-1922

At the same time, John Barrymore was preparing to star in an adaption of William Gillette's play. Albert Parker directed. 

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