Sherlock Holmes (1922 film)
1922 lobby card
|Directed by||Albert Parker|
|Produced by||F.J. Godsol|
|Written by||Earle Browne
|Based on||Sherlock Holmes
by William Gillette
|Cinematography||J. Roy Hunt|
|Distributed by||Goldwyn Pictures|
|Release dates||March 7, 1922|
|Running time||109 mins.
136 1/2 mins. (1922 original)
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.
- John Barrymore as Sherlock Holmes
- Roland Young as Dr. John Watson
- Carol Dempster as Alice Faulkner
- Gustav von Seyffertitz as Professor Moriarty
- Louis Wolheim as Craigin
- Percy Knight as Sid Jones
- William H. Powell as Foreman Wells
- Hedda Hopper as Madge Larrabee
- Peggy Bayfield as Rose Faulkner
- Margaret Kemp as Therese
- Anders Randolf as James Larrabee
- Robert Schable as Alf Bassick
- Reginald Denny as Prince Alexis
- David Torrence as Count von Stalburg
- Robert Fischer as Otto
- Lumsden Hare as Dr. Leighton
- Jerry Devine as Billy
- John Willard as Inspector Gregson
- Walter Kingsford - Gunman in apartment (uncredited)
Material held by Eastman House was the basis for a reconstruction produced by Kevin Brownlow and William K. Everson (aided in the early stages by director Albert Parker himself, then in his late 80s), with a second reconstruction (incorporating newly found elements) undertaken by Eastman House itself in 2001.  Describing the first reconstruction attempt in 1975, Everson made it clear that reassembling the available material into a viewable form was a far from trivial task: "A few years ago all that existed of this film were rolls and rolls of negative sections, in which every take--not every sequence, but every take--were jumbled out of order, with only a few flash titles  for guidance [...] and a script that in many ways differed from the play, adding to the herculean task of putting it all together."
- Sherlock Holmes on the Screen: The Motion Picture Adventures of the World's Most Popular Detective by Robert W. Pohle, Jr. and Douglas C. Hart, page 94, c.1977
- "It has been suggested that, although there may have been legal reasons, the mediocrity of so many of the earlier Holmes films was the deciding factor in releasing the film in Britain under the title of Moriarty." Davies, David Stuart. Holmes of the Movies: The Screen Career of Sherlock Holmes. Bramhall House; 1st edition (1978). ISBN 0-517-23279-0. Page 28.
- Original first Broadway performance of William Gillette's play version,Sherlock Holmes, of which the 1916 Gillette and 1922 Barrymore films are based. The play produced by Charles Frohman opened at the Garrick Theatre on November 6, 1899 and ran to June 1900. Gillette revived the play numerous times over the years IBDb.com database
- The Films of Sherlock Holmes by Chris Steinbrunner and Norman Michaels c.1978 page 18(affirms John Willard, the playwright)
- Bennett, Carl. "Progressive Silent Film List: Sherlock Holmes (1922)". SilentEra.com. Retrieved 2009-05-22.
- Bennett, Carl. "DVD Review: Sherlock Holmes (1922)". SilentEra.com. Retrieved 2009-11-22.
- "When the titles were made locally, the films were exported with flash titles, titles of just a few frames, and the distributor could insert the (local language) titles on the place where the flash title appeared." Restoration of Motion Picture Film, ed. Paul Read. Butterworth-Heinemann, 2000. p. 73
- Everson, William K. (September 25, 1975). "Theodore Huff Memorial Film Society (program notes)" (PDF). New York University (nyu.edu). Retrieved 2009-05-22.
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