The Return of Sherlock Holmes (1929 film)

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The Return of Sherlock Holmes
The Return of Sherlock Holmes poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Basil Dean
Produced by Basil Dean
Written by Arthur Conan Doyle
Basil Dean
Garrett Fort
Starring Clive Brook
H. Reeves-Smith
Betty Lawford
Charles Hay
Phillips Holmes
Cinematography William O. Steiner
Edited by Helene Turner
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date
  • October 29, 1929 (1929-10-29)
Running time
71 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The Return of Sherlock Holmes is a 1929 American Pre-Code mystery film directed by Basil Dean and written by Arthur Conan Doyle, Basil Dean and Garrett Fort. The film shares its title with the third volume of the Sherlock Holmes stories, The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle. The film stars Clive Brook, H. Reeves-Smith, Betty Lawford, Charles Hay and Phillips Holmes. The film was released October 29, 1929, by Paramount Pictures. A copy is held at the Library of Congress.[1]



The Return of Sherlock Holmes was the first sound film to feature Sherlock Holmes.[2][3] A silent version of the film was also produced to accommodate theaters which did not feature sound.[2]


  1. ^ Catalog of Holdings The American Film Institute Collection and The United Artists Collection at the Library of Congress, by The American Film Institute, c.1978
  2. ^ a b Matthew E. Bunson (1997). Encyclopedia Sherlockiana. Simon & Schuster. p. 213. ISBN 0-02-861679-0.
  3. ^ Sir Arthur Conan Doyle; William S. Baring-Gould (1979). The Annotated Sherlock Holmes. Clarkson N. Potter, Inc. p. 30. ISBN 0517502917.

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