John Barrymore stars as the famed sleuth in this silent-era mystery based on William Gillette's stage adaptations of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's stories. The fate of Western civilization rests on Holmes' shoulders as he goes up against a sinister criminal mastermind with a plan to scandalize a young prince in an effort to orchestrate an international incident. With Carol Dempster, Gustav Von Seyffertitz, and, in their film debuts, Roland Young and William Powell. 85 min. Standard; Soundtrack: music score. Silent with music score.