The Return of Sherlock Holmes 1929

Sherlock Holmes, the great detective who is the artistic ancestor of the great Philo Vance, comes faintly back to life in this rather stiff and stilted picture. Clive Brook, with the traditional pipe and sideburns, plays Sherlock heavily. It is interesting to note the return of Harry T. Morey as Moriarty, an unbelievably vicious villain. Others are Betty Lawford and Donald Crisp. All Talkie.

Photoplay January 1930

Books with substantial mentioning of The Return of Sherlock Holmes
James Robert Parish and Michael R. Pitts
The Great Detective Pictures
Metuchen, N.J. & London, 1990
Books with an entry on The Return of Sherlock Holmes
Larry Langman and Daniel Finn
A Guide to American Crime Films of the Thirties
Westport, Connecticut - London, 1995

The Return of Sherlock Holmes
United States 1929

Directed by

Betty Lawford
Harry T. Morey


Running time:71 minutes
Country:United States

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