Arthur Wontner SHERLOCK HOLMES' FATAL HOUR (1931)
Also known as "The Sleeping Cardinal"
This film was produced for the US company, First Division Pictures and became one of the most successfull Sherlock Holmes pictures of the 1930s. After a screening in 1955 the film was lost and wasn't seen again for nearly 50 years.
Sherlock Holmes solves the mystery of a murder society playboy in this early adaptation of the short story "The Empty House"
Arthur Wontner is Sherlock Holmes, Ian Fleming is Dr Watson. The film is directed by Leslie Hiscott and produced by Julius Hagan.
Original film is in the public domain.
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