Fun Size Review: Sherlock Holmes (1922)

John Barrymore is Sherlock Holmes, college student. Our callow detective is soon matching wits with Professor Moriarty and romancing Carol Dempster. Less mystery and more romance.

Disjointed and a bit dull (a sin shared by the William Gillette play that this picture is based on) but it is interesting to see Barrymore’s take on the character and to catch a very young William Powell in his very first movie role.

How does it end? Hover or tap below for a spoiler.
Sherlock Holmes gets married (!) and heads off on his honeymoon, pausing only to arrest Moriarty.

Read my full-length review here.

If it were a dessert it would be: Tapioca Parfaits. Looks good but it’s a bit on the dull side.

Availability: Released on DVD and Bluray by Kino.


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