Sherlock Holmes 1916 All Ages
11.00AM Sat 7 Jul 2018 (1hr 56mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Ticketed
Sherlock Holmes will be presented with live musical accompaniment from David Bailey on the Gallery's 1929 Wurlitzer organ.
'[Sherlock Holmes] was long assumed to be lost, but, because it had been released in France in 1919 as a four-part serial, a nearly intact version, mislabeled for decades, was discovered in the French Cinémathèque in 2014 … Sherlock Holmes draws on several stories, mainly "A Scandal in Bohemia." Dr. Watson is minimized, but Holmes enjoys a romance with the Irene Adler figure, Alice Faulkner (a 17-year-old Marjorie Kay, later a World War I poster girl for the Red Cross). Holmes has been hired to recover some incriminating letters written to Alice's late sister. A criminal couple also covet them; to further their cause, they recruit Holmes's archenemy, Moriarty (Ernest Maupain). Drawing-room intrigue gives way to more gangsterly stuff, but Holmes is regularly shown in his study, hoisting a test tube.' New York Times
35MM, BLACK AND WHITE, SILENT, 116 MINUTES, UNITED STATES, ENGLISH INTERTITLES / DIRECTOR: ARTHUR BERTHELET / ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: WILLIAM POSTANCE / SCRIPT: ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE, HS SHELDON / BASED ON THE 1899 STAGE PLAY BY WILLIAM GILLETTE / CAST: WILLIAM GILLETTE, EDWARD FIELDING, HUGH THOMPSON / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: FLICKER ALLEY / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP