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      The Triumph of Sherlock Holmes

      Released May 24, 1935 1 hr. 24 min. Mystery & Thriller List
      Reviews 37% 100+ Ratings Audience Score Sherlock Holmes (Arthur Wontner) puts his retirement on hold to investigate one last murder. With his trusty sidekick, Dr. Watson (Ian Fleming), in tow, Holmes uses his unique insights and techniques to find clues about the murderer. He soon discovers that the diabolical plot involves not only his arch rival, professor Moriarty (Lyn Harding), but also an international cabal including American gangsters and a secret society. Holmes must unravel the case before it's too late. Read More Read Less

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      Russ If you were expecting a screenplay or acting on a par with the productions featuring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce, you're going to be disappointed. As for acting, you'd see better in a high school production of "Guys and Dolls." Rated 1 out of 5 stars 12/10/23 Full Review Audience Member This one is interesting because you can almost see where Downey got his quirky mannerisms from. And since it isn't the usual cast of suspects, there are surprises in each act. Two-Horns Up. 0) Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/04/23 Full Review Audience Member early Sherlock Holmes film featuring Arthur Wontner and Ian Fleming (No not that Ian Fleming)as Sherlock Holmes and his faithful comrade Dr.Watson. To me Arthur Wontner makes a great Holmes and so does Fleming as Dr. Watson. The plot isn't bad but it heavily relies on flashbacks and doesn't focus a whole lot on Holmes and Watson. One of the better early Holmes films. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/17/23 Full Review Audience Member Cool mystery that makes me thankful that cinematography has improved since 1935. Geesh..the shadows and inability to see anything was driving me batty. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review Audience Member Here's another British Holmes mystery moved up in time to the 1930's with Wontner. Wontner's portrayal of Holmes still has a wry wit, but he is supposedly of retirement age and so does not engage in the sort of action from the earlier film. Fleming, no not THAT Fleming, appears as Dr. Watson this time. He does seem closer to the description and character of Watson from Doyle's original stories. This story is satisfactorily based on Holmes gathering clues and deducing conclusions. That is in the last third of the picture. Moriarty unbelievably meets Holmes face to face on the verge of Holmes' retirement, and seems to magically appear and disappear when meeting with a sinister client. As the plot synopsis here states, Holmes is drawn out to solve one last murder mystery. The widow of the victim tells a surprisingly long flashback story of her husbands involvement with yet another sinister secret society. These relatively unknown cheaper productions from the 30's available on Hulu and probably DVD discount racks could really use some polishing of their audio and video quality. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review Audience Member a seriously confusing watch, with bad actors.... holmes and watson were immortalized by rathborne and bruce respectively... any other actor seems a dead beat in that regard.... Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis Sherlock Holmes (Arthur Wontner) puts his retirement on hold to investigate one last murder. With his trusty sidekick, Dr. Watson (Ian Fleming), in tow, Holmes uses his unique insights and techniques to find clues about the murderer. He soon discovers that the diabolical plot involves not only his arch rival, professor Moriarty (Lyn Harding), but also an international cabal including American gangsters and a secret society. Holmes must unravel the case before it's too late.
      Director
      Leslie S. Hiscott
      Production Co
      Real Art Productions
      Genre
      Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      May 24, 1935, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Sep 2, 2016
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