The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

  • 1939
  • Directed By: Alfred L. Werker
  • Rated Not Rated
  • Drama
  • 85 Minutes
  1. Saturday, September 13, 2014 9:30 p.m.
Still image from the film The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is the second in what eventually became a 14-film series starring Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes, and Nigel Bruce as Dr. Watson. While the first film was an adaptation of Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Hound of the Baskervilles, Adventures is an original plot with characters and situations based on Doyle’s detective. Like Hound, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is set Victorian England and clearly enjoyed a noticeably higher budget. It also is features the first of many times Rathbone’s Sherlock squares off against his arch enemy, Professor Moriarty, played with gusto by George Zucco. (35mm presentation)


These 75th anniversary screenings of The Hound of the Baskervilles and The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes are part of the From Gillette to Brett IV: Basil, Benedict, and Beyond conference, an event devoted to Sherlock Holmes on stage, screen, television, and radio. This conference is sponsored by Wessex Press, the world’s premier publisher of books about Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle, and his world.