A Study in Scarlet is a 1914 British silent drama film directed by George Pearson and starring James Bragington. It is based on the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle novel of the same name. It was the first film to feature Sherlock Holmes onscreen and is now considered to be lost. A film of the same name was released in the U.S. on the following day (29 December 1914). It was directed by and starred Francis Ford, with his younger brother John Ford playing Dr. Watson.
As of August 2010, the film is missing from the BFI National Archive, and is listed as one of the British Film Institute's "75 Most Wanted" lost films.
- James Bragington as Sherlock Holmes
- Fred Paul as Jefferson Hope
- Agnes Glynne as Lucy Ferrier
- Henry Paulo as John Ferrier
- James Le Fre as Father
- Winifred Pearson as Lucy, a Child