History Theatre / SherlockHolmes

28th Mar '16 6:30:59 PM aye_amber
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''Sherlock Holmes, A Play, wherein is set forth The Strange Case of Miss Alice Faulkner'' was the popular dramatization of Creator/ArthurConanDoyle's Franchise/SherlockHolmes stories, by William Gillette, the Holmes for the generation before Basil Rathbone. Rather than being an adaption of any of Conan Doyle's stories it takes elements from "A Scandal in Bohemia", "The Final Problem", and "A Study In Scarlet" to weave a completely original though very Holmesian tale.

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''Sherlock Holmes, A Play, wherein is set forth The Strange Case of Miss Alice Faulkner'' was the popular dramatization of Creator/ArthurConanDoyle's Franchise/SherlockHolmes stories, by William Gillette, ''William Gillette,'' the Holmes for the generation before Basil Rathbone. Creator/BasilRathbone. Rather than being an adaption of any of Conan Doyle's stories it takes elements from "A Scandal in Bohemia", Bohemia," "The Final Problem", Problem," and "A Study In in Scarlet" to weave a completely original though very Holmesian tale.



The play was hugely successful. It debuted in 1899 and ran for over thirty years, with Gillette giving his final Holmes performance in 1932. A young Creator/CharlieChaplin, then a teenager trying to escape the poverty of the London slums, played Billy regularly for 2 1/2 years, including in one production opposite Gillete.

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The play was hugely successful. It debuted in 1899 and ran for over thirty years, with Gillette giving his final Holmes performance in 1932. A young Creator/CharlieChaplin, then a teenager trying to escape the poverty of the London slums, played Billy regularly for 2 1/2 years, including in one production opposite Gillete.
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22nd Jan '16 10:59:46 AM ProfessorGrimm
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''Sherlock Holmes, A Play, wherein is set forth The Strange Case of Miss Alice Faulkner'' was the popular dramatization of Creator/ArthurConanDoyle's Franchise/SherlockHolmes stories, by William Gillette, the Holmes for the generation before Basil Rathbone.

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''Sherlock Holmes, A Play, wherein is set forth The Strange Case of Miss Alice Faulkner'' was the popular dramatization of Creator/ArthurConanDoyle's Franchise/SherlockHolmes stories, by William Gillette, the Holmes for the generation before Basil Rathbone.
Rathbone. Rather than being an adaption of any of Conan Doyle's stories it takes elements from "A Scandal in Bohemia", "The Final Problem", and "A Study In Scarlet" to weave a completely original though very Holmesian tale.
19th Jan '16 8:53:38 PM ProfessorGrimm
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The credits for the 1939 Basil Rathbone film, ''''Film/{{The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes|1939}}'''' say that the movie is based off the play, but apart from having Moriarty has the vilain [[InNameOnly it has nothing in common with the play.]]

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The credits for the 1939 Basil Rathbone film, ''''Film/{{The ''Film/{{The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes|1939}}'''' Holmes|1939}}'' say that the movie is based off the play, but apart from having Moriarty has as the vilain villain [[InNameOnly it has nothing in common with the play.]]
11th Oct '15 11:57:54 AM StFan
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The credits for the 1939 Basil Rathbone film, ''[[Film/TheAdventuresOfSherlockHolmes39 The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes]]'' say that the movie is based off the play, but apart from having Moriarty has the vilain [[InNameOnly it has nothing in common with the play.]]

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The credits for the 1939 Basil Rathbone film, ''[[Film/TheAdventuresOfSherlockHolmes39 The ''''Film/{{The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes]]'' Holmes|1939}}'''' say that the movie is based off the play, but apart from having Moriarty has the vilain [[InNameOnly it has nothing in common with the play.]]



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17th Aug '15 11:55:14 AM gallium
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14th Aug '15 4:17:52 AM gallium
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3rd Aug '15 9:52:17 PM jamespolk
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''Sherlock Holmes'' was twice adapted for silent film. A 1916 feature film starred William Gillette. This version was believed lost for nearly a century, until a copy was found in France in 2014. It was made again in 1922 with John Barrymore in the title role. The 1922 version is probably most notable for its remarkable cast. Roland Young, who made his film debut as [[TheWatson Watson]], would have a very successful career as a character actor in films like ''Film/{{Topper}}'' and ''Film/ThePhiladelphiaStory''. William Powell, who became a huge star in UsefulNotes/TheGreatDepression, also made his film debut here as Forman the butler. Hedda Hopper, who would later leave acting to become a very famous newspaper gossip columnist, plays one of Moriarty's employees. Louis Wolheim, who became a pretty big star later in the silent era, plays a {{Mook|s}}. And Carol Dempster, who spent most of TheTwenties as the girlfriend, protege, and leading lady of Creator/DWGriffith, appears in the film as the {{Love Interest|s}}, in one of only two films she ever made that weren't directed by Griffith.

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''Sherlock Holmes'' was twice adapted for silent film. A 1916 feature film starred William Gillette. This version was believed lost for nearly a century, until a copy was found in France in 2014. It was made again in 1922 with John Barrymore in the title role. The 1922 version is probably most notable for its remarkable cast. Roland Young, who made his film debut as [[TheWatson Watson]], would have a very successful career as a character actor in films like ''Film/{{Topper}}'' and ''Film/ThePhiladelphiaStory''. William Powell, Creator/WilliamPowell, who became a huge star in UsefulNotes/TheGreatDepression, also made his film debut here as Forman the butler. Hedda Hopper, who would later leave acting to become a very famous newspaper gossip columnist, plays one of Moriarty's employees. Louis Wolheim, who became a pretty big star later in the silent era, plays a {{Mook|s}}. And Carol Dempster, who spent most of TheTwenties as the girlfriend, protege, and leading lady of Creator/DWGriffith, appears in the film as the {{Love Interest|s}}, in one of only two films she ever made that weren't directed by Griffith.
12th Jul '15 11:40:37 PM gallium
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The credits for the Basil Rathbone film, ''Film/TheAdventuresOfSherlockHolmes39'' say that the movie is based off the play, but apart from having Moriarty has the vilain [[InNameOnly it has nothing in common with the play.]]

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The credits for the 1939 Basil Rathbone film, ''Film/TheAdventuresOfSherlockHolmes39'' ''[[Film/TheAdventuresOfSherlockHolmes39 The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes]]'' say that the movie is based off the play, but apart from having Moriarty has the vilain [[InNameOnly it has nothing in common with the play.]]]]
12th Jul '15 11:37:11 PM gallium
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''Sherlock Holmes'' was twice adapted for silent film. A 1916 feature film starred William Gillette. This version was believed lost for nearly a century, until a copy was found in France in 2014. It was made again in 1922 with John Barrymore in the title role. The 1922 version is probably most notable for its remarkable cast. Roland Young, who made his film debut as [[TheWatson Watson]], would have a very successful career as a character actor in films like ''Film/{{Topper}}'' and ''Film/ThePhiladelphiaStory''. William Powell, who became a huge star in UsefulNotes/TheGreatDepression, also made his film debut here as Forman Wells, a minion of Moriarty who switches sides and works for Holmes. Hedda Hopper, who would later leave acting to become a very famous newspaper gossip columnist, plays one of Moriarty's employees. Louis Wolheim, who became a pretty big star later in the silent era, plays a {{Mook|s}}. And Carol Dempster, who spent most of TheTwenties as the girlfriend, protege, and leading lady of Creator/DWGriffith, appears in the film as the {{Love Interest|s}}, in one of only two films she ever made that weren't directed by Griffith.

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''Sherlock Holmes'' was twice adapted for silent film. A 1916 feature film starred William Gillette. This version was believed lost for nearly a century, until a copy was found in France in 2014. It was made again in 1922 with John Barrymore in the title role. The 1922 version is probably most notable for its remarkable cast. Roland Young, who made his film debut as [[TheWatson Watson]], would have a very successful career as a character actor in films like ''Film/{{Topper}}'' and ''Film/ThePhiladelphiaStory''. William Powell, who became a huge star in UsefulNotes/TheGreatDepression, also made his film debut here as Forman Wells, a minion of Moriarty who switches sides and works for Holmes.the butler. Hedda Hopper, who would later leave acting to become a very famous newspaper gossip columnist, plays one of Moriarty's employees. Louis Wolheim, who became a pretty big star later in the silent era, plays a {{Mook|s}}. And Carol Dempster, who spent most of TheTwenties as the girlfriend, protege, and leading lady of Creator/DWGriffith, appears in the film as the {{Love Interest|s}}, in one of only two films she ever made that weren't directed by Griffith.
11th May '15 5:39:37 PM ProfessorGrimm
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The credits for the Basil Rathbone film, ''Film/TheAdventuresOfSherlockHolmes39'' say that the movie is based off the play, but apart from having Moriarty has the vilain it has nothing in common with the play.

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The credits for the Basil Rathbone film, ''Film/TheAdventuresOfSherlockHolmes39'' say that the movie is based off the play, but apart from having Moriarty has the vilain [[InNameOnly it has nothing in common with the play.]]
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