Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Holmes - Man With The Twisted Lip - 1921

Full Title: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes #8: The Man with the Twisted Lip
Nellie St. Clair becomes distraught over the disappearance of Neville, her respectable, middle-class husband last seen in the second story window of a seedy waterfront dive, and goes to Holmes and Watson for help. When Holmes and the police arrive, they find a filthy beggar, not St. Clair, in the building which also serves as an opium den. The missing man's clothes are found in the room along with his son's broken toy and a bloody fingerprint on the window sill. Holmes initially suspects foul play especially after St. Clair's coat, weighted down with with copper coins, is found on a nearby riverbank. However, after the Great Detective interviews the beggar in his cell, he is able to solve the case and reunite Mrs. St. Clair with her husband.
Eille Norwood ... Sherlock Holmes
Hubert Willis ... Dr. John Watson
Robert Vallis ... Neville St. Clair
Paulette del Baze ... Mrs. Nellie St. Clair
Mme. d'Esterre ... Mrs. Hudson (uncredited)
Directed By Maurice Elvey
Written By William J. Elliot
Story Written By Arthur Conan Doyle
Cinematography By Germain Burger
Release Date: April 1921 (UK) February 1 1922 (USA)
Filming Locations: England, UK
Production Co: Stoll Picture Productions

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