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Arthur Wontner made the first of five screen appearances as the famed detective in this British mystery which borrows from Arthur Conan Doyle's "The Final Problem" and "The Empty House." A card cheat is threatened with exposure--and worse--if he doesn't join a criminal conspiracy run by the nefarious Professor Moriarty. Can Holmes ... more
The Sign Of Four(1932)
Arthur Wontner is Sherlock Holmes and Ian Fleming is Dr. Watson in this witty, fast-paced adaptation of the Arthur Conan Doyle novel. A young woman's puzzling inheritance, a sinister peg-legged man and his Pygmy sidekick, a boat chase down the Thames, and a romance for Watson all stem from the mystery surrounding "the Sign of Four." ... more
Arthur Wontner stars as the hawk-nosed sleuth in this film that combines the play "Sherlock Holmes" and the novel "Valley of Fear." Holmes and Watson are called out to a castle to investigate a murder and find a mystery that reaches back to America and brings in arch-foe Professor Moriarty. 79 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English.
Several years after the mystery of the Hound of the Baskervilles, Holmes and Watson are summoned back to solve a murder among the horse racing set. Based on the Holmes short story "Silver Blaze." Stylish and original mystery stars Arthur Wontner as Holmes and Ian Fleming as Watson. AKA: "Silver Blaze." 66 min. Standard; Soundtrack: ... more