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Sherlock Holmes: The Archive Collection - Volume One DVD
Sherlock Holmes: The Archive Collection - Volume One

Sherlock Holmes: The Archive Collection - Volume One

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This three-disc collection of Sherlockian rarities features a pair of silent shorts, the French-made "The Copper Beeches" (1912), with Georges Treville as Holmes, and Eille Norwood in "The Man with the Twisted Lip" (1921). Arthur Wontner has his first film turn as the Great Detective in "Sherlock Holmes' Fatal Hour" (1931), with Ian Fleming as Watson. AKA: "The Sleeping Cardinal." The sleuthing turns slapstick in five more shorts: the all-puppet "The Limejuice Mystery or Who Spat in Grandfather's Porridge" (1930), Olaf Hytten as Sheerluck Jones in "Lost in Limehouse" (1933), Cliff Edwards as Silo Dance in "Strange Case of Hennessy" (1933); the Columbia Hairluck Combs cartoon "The Case of the Screaming Bishop" (1944), and Professor Lightskull the chimp in "A Case of Hypnosis" (1952). Early TV depictions of Holmes include "Batman" butler Alan Napier in "The Speckled Band" (1949), John Longden in "The Man Who Disappeared" (1951), and Boris Karloff as the enigmatic "Mr. Mycroft" in "Stingof Death" (1955). Also, legendary screen Sherlock Basil Rathbone stars in "The General's Boots" (1954), an episode of "Schlitz Playhouse of Stars." 6 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English.
Title: Sherlock Holmes: The Archive Collection - Volume One
Genre: Mystery / Suspense
Theme: Sherlock Holmes
Starring: Arthur Wontner, Ian Fleming, Minnie Raynor, Leslie Perrins, Jane Welsh, Norman McKinnel, William Frazer, Phillip Hewland, Gordon Begg, Louis Goodrich
Directors: Maurice Elvey, Leslie S. Hiscott
Studio: Synergy Ent
Number of Discs: 3
Release Date: 10/20/2009
Product Type: DVD
Rated: NR
UPC: 874757011493
Item #: MVD701149

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