Sherlock Holmes' Fatal Hour (The Sleeping Cardinal)
Sherlock Holmes' Fatal Hour (The Sleeping Cardinal) (1931)

Sherlock Holmes' Fatal Hour marked the first of five appearances by Arthur Wontner in the role of Holmes. Based on two Conan Doyle stories, The Final Problem and The Empty House, the story begins with a robbery and murder at a London… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: February 1, 1931
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Dennis Schwartz
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The creaky but entertaining film is noted for a great opening scene of the robbery of the Bank of England shot entirely in silhouette and almost entirely without dialogue.

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Byron Brubaker
Arthur Wontner as Holmes and Ian Fleming as the reliable Watson are here in the earliest example of a Sherlock Holmes movie that I have seen. And this is… More