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      A Study in Scarlet

      Released May 14, 1933 1h 10m Mystery & Thriller List
      93% Tomatometer 14 Reviews 19% Audience Score 100+ Ratings While investigating a secretive group of aristocrats, Sherlock Holmes (Reginald Owen) and Dr. Watson (Warburton Gamble) must contend with a number of murders related to the elite society. Suspects involved in the case include lawyer and socialite Thaddeus Merrydew (Allan Dinehart) and Mrs. Pyke (Anna May Wong), the widow of a deceased group member. The stakes become higher when the lovely Eileen Forrester (June Clyde) is targeted by the killer and seeks the protection of Holmes and Watson. Read More Read Less Watch on Prime Video Stream Now

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      Roy Chartier Variety Warburton Gamble, doing Watson, Allan Dihehart and Anna May Wong are particularly up to their assignments. Oct 22, 2022 Full Review Mordaunt Hall New York Times Anna May Wong does well in her part. Oct 21, 2022 Full Review Mae Tinee Chicago Tribune The picture has been atmospherically photographed and directed well. Oct 21, 2022 Full Review E.H. Gooding Buffalo News Reginald Owen has captured the spirit of Sherlock Holmes without resorting to the trick hat and curled pipe that used to characterize the famed sleuth as we remember him some 20 years ago on the stage Oct 22, 2022 Full Review Film Daily Staff The Film Daily This well-known mystery story has been brought to the screen with an excellent cast, each player giving a convincing characterization. Oct 22, 2022 Full Review Star Staff Washington Star [A] well-directed and most modern of Sherlock revivals. Mystery film fans will like it. Oct 22, 2022 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Jack S A well made, moderately suspenseful and generally entertaining antique. Owen is really quite good as a mostly untraditional version of the famous detective. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review ashley h A Study in Scarlet is a disappointing film. It is about a secret society who collects the assets of any of its deceased members and divides them among the remaining members. Reginald Owen and Anna May Wong give horrible performances. The screenplay is badly written. Edwin L. Marin did a terrible job directing this movie. I was not impressed with this motion picture. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member The only thing that this movie has to do with Doyle's novel of the same name, is the finding of a dead body wearing a ring. Nothing else. The performances of Reginald Owen as Holmes, and Warburton Gamble as Watson, are very good. But let's be honest: they are not Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/16/23 Full Review Audience Member another sherlock entry Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Very good early Sherlock Holmes film. Reginald Owen is a bit boring in the lead role, but Anna May Wong makes up for his blandness. Solid mystery, clever writing. Any classic Sherlock Holmes film is worth watching. Fine supporting cast. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Audience Member A STUDY IN SCARLET (1932) Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis While investigating a secretive group of aristocrats, Sherlock Holmes (Reginald Owen) and Dr. Watson (Warburton Gamble) must contend with a number of murders related to the elite society. Suspects involved in the case include lawyer and socialite Thaddeus Merrydew (Allan Dinehart) and Mrs. Pyke (Anna May Wong), the widow of a deceased group member. The stakes become higher when the lovely Eileen Forrester (June Clyde) is targeted by the killer and seeks the protection of Holmes and Watson.
      Director
      Edwin L. Marin
      Producer
      Burt Kelly, Samuel Bischoff, William Saul
      Distributor
      Fox Film Corporation, World Wide Pictures
      Production Co
      K.B.S. Productions Inc.
      Genre
      Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      May 14, 1933, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Aug 11, 2016
      Runtime
      1h 10m
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