The Dying Detective (film)

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The Dying Detective
Directed byMaurice Elvey
Written byWilliam J. Elliott (scenario)
Based on"The Adventure of the Dying Detective"
by Arthur Conan Doyle
StarringSee below
CinematographyGermain Burger
Release date
Running time
28 minutes

The Dying Detective is a 1921 British short film directed by Maurice Elvey.[1]

The film is the first in the Stoll Pictures' short film series The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.


The great detective Sherlock Holmes, near death after having contracted a rare and usually fatal Asiatic disease, is determined to solve one last murder case before he passes on.



  1. ^ Barnes, Alan (2011). Sherlock Holmes on Screen. Titan Books. pp. 13–17. ISBN 9780857687760.

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