Georges Tréville starred in a number of two reeler Sherlock Holmes films in 1912. These films were produced in collaboration with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle who adapted and supervised production of the films. These were made by a French Company, Éclair, and filmed in England.
This film, based on "The Musgrave Ritual", was one of seven films made under this arrangement and released in 1912. The others were "The Copper Beeches" (also available on The Video Cellar), "The Silver Blaze", "The Reigate Squire", "The Stolen Papers", "The Speckled Band", "The Boscombe Valley Mystery" and "The Beryl Coronet".
This film has been digitally transfered from a French print. New English intertitles, tinting, editing and musical arrangements created by The Video Cellar Collection in 2018.