Long believed lost, this Essanay effort spotlighted American acting legend William Gillette─Holmes' first stage interpreter─in a filmed record of the 1899 production in which he scripted and starred. Holmes and Watson (Edward Fielding) engage in a pursuit of a charming blackmailer (Marjorie Kay), only to find her strings being pulled by Professor Moriarty (Ernest Maupain). 90 min. Standard; Soundtrack: music score; bonus shorts "Sherlock Holmes Baffled" (1900), "A Canine Sherlock" (1912), "Piu Forte Che Sherlock Holmes" (1913); newsreel footage. Silent with music score. Two-disc set.