Thursday, December 1, 2016

Sherlock Holmes (Over 100 years)

When a couple of swindlers hold young Alice Faulkner against her will in order to discover the whereabouts of letters which could spell scandal for the royal family, Sherlock Holmes is on the case.

(1916 film recently found in France and restored.)

Arthur Berthelet


William Gillette (play), H.S. Sheldon (scenario)


William Gillette, Marjorie Kay, Ernest Maupain


Sherlock Holmes and the Deadly Necklace

Sherlock Holmes and the Deadly Necklace (German: Sherlock Holmes und das Halsband des Todes) is a 1962 black-and-white film directed by Terence Fisher. It was a West German-French-Italian international co-production. The film starred Christopher Lee as Sherlock Holmes and Thorley Walters as Dr. Watson. Curt Siodmak wrote the screenplay, based on characters created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Directed byTerence Fisher
Frank Winterstein (assistant)
Produced byArtur Brauner
Written byA. Conan Doyle (novel)
Curt Siodmak
StarringChristopher Lee
Thorley Walters
Music byMartin Slavin
CinematographyRichard Angst
Edited byIra Oberberg
CCC Filmkunst GmbH, Critérion Films S.A., Incei Film S.p.A.
Distributed byConstantin Film
Release dates
Running time
87 min.
CountryWest Germany / France / Italy
Box office198,324 admissions (France)


Mr Holmes

Mr. Holmes is a 2015 British–American crime drama mystery film, directed by Bill Condon, based on Mitch Cullin's 2005 novel A Slight Trick of the Mind, and featuring the character Sherlock Holmes. The film stars Ian McKellen as Sherlock Holmes, Laura Linney as his housekeeper Mrs. Munro and Milo Parker as her son Roger. Set primarily during his retirement, the film follows a 93-year-old Holmes who struggles to recall the details of his final case while his mind begins to deteriorate.

Directed byBill Condon
Produced by
  • Anne Carey
  • Iain Canning
  • Emile Sherman
Screenplay byJeffrey Hatcher
Based on
  • A Slight Trick of the Mind
    by Mitch Cullin
  • Ian McKellen
  • Laura Linney
  • Hiroyuki Sanada
  • Milo Parker
Music byCarter Burwell
CinematographyTobias A. Schliessler
Edited byVirginia Katz
  • AI Film
  • BBC Films
  • FilmNation Entertainment
  • Archer Gray Productions
  • See-Saw Films
Distributed by
  • Miramax
  • Roadside Attractions
Release dates
  • 8 February 2015 (2015-02-08) (Berlin premiere)
  • 19 June 2015 (2015-06-19) (United Kingdom)
  • 17 July 2015 (2015-07-17) (United States)
Running time
104 minutes
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
Box office$29.4 million


A Study in Terror

A Study in Terror is a 1965 British thriller film directed by James Hill and starring John Neville as Sherlock Holmes and Donald Houston as Dr. Watson. It was filmed at Shepperton Studios, London, with some location work at Osterley House in Middlesex.
The film had its World Premiere at the Leicester Square Theatre in the West End of London on 4 November 1965.

Directed byJames Hill
Produced byHenry E. Lester
Herman Cohen
Michael Klinger
Tony Tenser
Written byDerek Ford
Donald Ford
Based onan original story by Derek & Donald Ford based on characters created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
StarringJohn Neville
Donald Houston
John Fraser
Anthony Quayle
Robert Morley
Barbara Windsor
Adrienne Corri
Judi Dench
Music byJohn Scott
CinematographyDesmond Dickinson
Edited byHenry Richardson
Compton-Tekli Film Productions
Sir Nigel Films Productions
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release dates
  • 4 November 1965 (1965-11-04) (World Premiere, London)
Running time
95 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom


Benedict Cumberbatch

Sherlock is a British-American crime drama television series based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes detective stories. Created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, it stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman as Doctor John Watson. Ten episodes have been produced, with three-part series airing in 2010, 2012 and 2014, and a special episode airing on 1 January 2016. A fourth series has been commissioned, which began filming in April 2016 for an intended 2017 release. The series is set in the present day, while the one-off special partly features a Victorian period fantasy resembling the original Holmes stories. Sherlock is a co-production between the BBC and WGBH Boston for its Masterpiece anthology series on PBS, with Sue Vertue and Elaine Cameron of Hartswood Films serving as producers. The series is primarily filmed in Cardiff, Wales, with North Gower Street in London used for exterior shots of Holmes and Watson's 221B Baker Street residence.

GenreCrime drama
Created by
  • Mark Gatiss
  • Steven Moffat
Based onSherlock Holmes
by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Written by
  • Mark Gatiss
  • Steven Moffat
  • Stephen Thompson
  • Benedict Cumberbatch
  • Martin Freeman
  • David Arnold
  • Michael Price
Country of origin
  • United Kingdom
  • United States


Robert Downey Jr

Sherlock Holmes is a 2009 neo-noir mystery period action film based on the character of the same name created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The film was directed by Guy Ritchie and produced by Joel Silver, Lionel Wigram, Susan Downey and Dan Lin. The screenplay by Michael Robert Johnson, Anthony Peckham and Simon Kinberg was developed from a story by Lionel Wigram and Michael Robert Johnson. Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law portray Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson respectively. In the film, set in 1890, eccentric detective Holmes and his companion Watson are hired by a secret society to foil a mysticist's plot to expand the British Empire by seemingly supernatural means. Rachel McAdams stars as their former adversary Irene Adler and Mark Strong portrays villain Lord Henry Blackwood.

Directed byGuy Ritchie
Produced byJoel Silver
Lionel Wigram
Susan Downey
Dan Lin
Screenplay byMichael Robert Johnson
Anthony Peckham
Simon Kinberg
Story byLionel Wigram
Michael Robert Johnson
Based onCharacters created
by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
StarringRobert Downey Jr.
Jude Law
Rachel McAdams
Mark Strong
Eddie Marsan
Music byHans Zimmer
CinematographyPhilippe Rousselot
Edited byJames Herbert
Silver Pictures
Village Roadshow Pictures
Wigram Productions
Distributed byWarner Bros. Pictures
Roadshow Entertainment (Australia & New Zealand)
Release dates
  • 25 December 2009 (2009-12-25) (United States)
  • 26 December 2009 (2009-12-26) (United Kingdom)
Running time
129 minutes
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
Budget$90 million
Box office$524 million


John Barrymore 

Sherlock Holmes (released as Moriarty in the UK) is a 1922 American silent mystery drama film starring John Barrymore as Sherlock Holmes and Roland Young as Dr. John Watson.
The movie, which features the screen debuts of both William Powell (credited as William H. Powell) and Roland Young, was directed by Albert Parker and written by Earle Browne and Marion Fairfax from the 1899 play by William Gillette based upon Arthur Conan Doyle's characters, and was produced by Goldwyn Pictures Corporation.
The film was considered lost for decades (1967 MGM Vault fire), but was rediscovered in the mid-1970s and restored by George Eastman House.

Directed byAlbert Parker
Produced byF.J. Godsol
Written byEarle Browne
Marion Fairfax
Based onSherlock Holmes
by William Gillette
StarringJohn Barrymore
Roland Young
Anders Randolph
William Powell
Hedda Hopper
CinematographyJ. Roy Hunt
Distributed byGoldwyn Pictures
Release dates
  • March 7, 1922 (1922-03-07)
Running time
109 minutes
136 1/2 minutes (1922 original)
CountryUnited States
English intertitles


Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother

The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother is a 1975 American musical comedy film with Gene Wilder, Marty Feldman, Madeline Kahn, Dom DeLuise, Roy Kinnear and Leo McKern. The film was Wilder's directorial debut, from his own original script.

Directed byGene Wilder
Produced byRichard A. Roth
Written byGene Wilder
StarringGene Wilder
Madeline Kahn
Marty Feldman
Dom DeLuise
Leo McKern
Roy Kinnear
Douglas Wilmer
Music byJohn Morris
CinematographyGerry Fisher
Edited byJim Clark
Distributed by20th Century Fox
Release dates
  • December 14, 1975 (1975-12-14)
Running time
91 min.
CountryUnited Kingdom
United States
Box office$20,000,000


Sherlock Holms (Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce)

Radio Programs

A series of fourteen films based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories were released between 1939 and 1946; the British actors Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce played Holmes and Dr. John Watson, respectively. The first two films in the series were produced by 20th Century Fox and released in 1939. The studio stopped making the films after these, but Universal Studios acquired the rights from the Doyle estate and produced a further twelve films.



The Seven-Per-Cent Solution

Dr. John H. Watson (Robert Duvall) becomes convinced that his friend Sherlock Holmes (Nicol Williamson) is delusional—particularly in his belief that Professor James Moriarty (Laurence Olivier) is a criminal mastermind—as a result of his addiction to cocaine. Moriarty visits Watson to complain about being harassed by Holmes. Watson enlists the aid of Sherlock's brother, Mycroft (Charles Gray), to trick Holmes into traveling to Vienna, where he will be treated by Sigmund Freud (Alan Arkin). During the course of his treatment, Holmes investigates a kidnapping case with international implications and Freud uncovers a dark personal secret suppressed in Holmes's subconscious.

Directed byHerbert Ross
Produced byStanley O'Toole
Herbert Ross
Arlene Sellers
Alex Winitsky
Written byArthur Conan Doyle (characters)
Nicholas Meyer (novel)
StarringNicol Williamson
Robert Duvall
Alan Arkin
Georgia Brown
Samantha Eggar
Charles Gray
Jeremy Kemp
Joel Grey
Laurence Olivier
Vanessa Redgrave
Music byJohn Addison
CinematographyOswald Morris
Edited byChris Barnes
Distributed byUniversal Studios
Release dates
  • 24 October 1976 (1976-10-24)
Running time
113 min.
CountryUnited Kingdom
United States



Without a Clue

Sherlock Holmes is a fictional character created by Dr. John Watson (Ben Kingsley) as the central character in a series of short stories published in Strand Magazine. Watson uses the character to enable him to solve crimes incognito, so as not to disrupt his career as a doctor during a period when he was applying for a post at an exclusive hospital, one in which the senior staff would frown on Watson's "hobby." Although he doesn't secure the job, Watson decides to satisfy public demand to see Holmes in person by hiring unemployed actor Reginald Kincaid (Michael Caine) to play the part of the fictional detective.

Directed byThom Eberhardt
Produced byMarc Stirdivant
Written byLarry Strawther
Gary Murphy
  • Michael Caine
  • Ben Kingsley
  • Jeffrey Jones
  • Lysette Anthony
  • Paul Freeman
Music byHenry Mancini
ITC Entertainment Group
Distributed byOrion Pictures
Release dates
Running time
107 min.
CountryUnited Kingdom
Box office$8,539,181



Sherlock Holmes (Jeremy Brett and Edward Hardwicke)

Sherlock Holmes is the name given to the TV series of Sherlock Holmes adaptations produced by British television company Granada Television between 1984 and 1994, with the first two series bearing the title The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes on screen and being followed by subsequent sub-series bearing the titles of other short story collections by Arthur Conan Doyle. The series was broadcast on the ITV network in the UK and starred Jeremy Brett as the famous detective. His portrayal remains very popular and is accepted by some as the definitive on-screen version of Sherlock Holmes.
In addition, Holmes's faithful friend and companion Dr. Watson is portrayed as the kind of thoroughly competent sidekick that Holmes would want. Initially, Watson was portrayed by David Burke (who had earlier played the villain in an adaptation of "The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet" for the 1965 BBC series starring Douglas Wilmer and Nigel Stock). Burke appeared in the first year of the Adventures series before leaving to join the Royal Shakespeare Company. He was replaced by Edward Hardwicke, who played Watson for the remainder of the run.

Created byMichael Cox
StarringJeremy Brett
David Burke
Edward Hardwicke
Charles Gray
Colin Jeavons
Eric Porter
Rosalie Williams
Composer(s)Patrick Gowers



Young Sherlock Holmes

Teenagers Sherlock Holmes (Nicholas Rowe) and John Watson (Alan Cox) meet and become good friends as students at London's less-than-prestigious Brompton Academy. Watson is introduced to Holmes’ mentor, Rupert T. Waxflatter (Nigel Stock), a retired schoolmaster and inventor. Waxflatter's niece Elizabeth Hardy (Sophie Ward) is also Holmes’ close friend and love interest. Holmes is generally recognized as brilliant but considered an undisciplined troublemaker by most of the school administration. He is closest to Professor Rathe (Anthony Higgins), his fencing instructor, who warns Holmes that he is too emotional and impulsive.

Directed byBarry Levinson
Produced byMark Johnson
Henry Winkler
Screenplay byChris Columbus
Based onCharacters by
Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Nicholas Rowe
  • Alan Cox
  • Anthony Higgins
  • Sophie Ward
  • Roger Ashton-Griffiths
  • Freddie Jones
  • Nigel Stock
  • Brian Oulton
  • Susan Fleetwood
Music byBruce Broughton
CinematographyStephen Goldblatt
Edited byStu Linder
Amblin Entertainment
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release dates
  • December 4, 1985 (1985-12-04)
Running time
109 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$18 million
Box office$19,739,575



The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes

The film is divided into two separate, unequal stories. In the shorter of the two, Holmes is approached by a famous Russian ballerina, Madame Petrova (Tamara Toumanova), who proposes that they conceive a child together, one who she hopes will inherit her physique and his intellect. Holmes manages to extricate himself by claiming that Watson is his lover, much to the doctor's embarrassment.
In the main plot, a Belgian woman, Gabrielle Valladon (Geneviève Page), is fished out of the River Thames and brought to Baker Street. She begs Holmes to find her missing engineer husband. The resulting investigation leads to a castle in Scotland. Along the way, they encounter a group of monks and some midgets, and Watson apparently sights the Loch Ness monster.

Directed byBilly Wilder
Produced byI. A. L. Diamond
Billy Wilder
Written byI. A. L. Diamond
Billy Wilder
StarringRobert Stephens
Geneviève Page
Colin Blakely
Christopher Lee
Music byMiklós Rózsa
CinematographyChristopher Challis
Edited byErnest Walter
Compton Films
The Mirisch Corporation
Phalanx Productions
Distributed byUnited Artists
Release dates
  • 29 October 1970 (1970-10-29) (U.S.)
  • 3 December 1970 (1970-12-03) (UK)
Running time
125 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom
Budget$10,000,000 (est.)


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