Sherlock Holmes
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Sherlock Holmes
John Barrymore's impressive performance in this picture is a testament to the strength of his talent, because it had a lot to overcome -- according to director Albert Parker, the famed thespian was on a bender for much of the shoot. This version of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's stories (adapted from the play by William Gillette) was shot on location in London and Switzerland; when the crew headed back to the States to complete shooting, Parker pleaded with Barrymore to quit drinking. Surprisingly, Barrymore obliged, and was sober for the rest of production. The storyline follows the play… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"While Barrymore has the profile and the intent, intelligent focus we recognize, this is a Holmes mystery without the deerstalker cap, the Meerschaum pipe or the faithful Watson at his side."
‑ Sean Axmaker, Turner Classic Movies Online
"Certain to disappoint any real Holmes fans out there."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
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