Fun Size Review: The Copper Beeches (1912)

It was the worst of films, it was the best of films. This Sherlock Holmes adaptation is easily one of the worst-acted silent movies I have ever seen but it is also absolutely hilarious.

How bad is the acting? Words cannot capture the true awfulness. I must turn to GIFs:

Worse, the characters act like there’s no sound in their movie world, which leads to some bizarre pantomime:

This movie is awful and I highly recommend it. You will never enjoy heartier belly laughs. (Needless to say, the acting is NOT typical for 1912. Or, you know, ever.)

How does it end? Hover or tap below for a spoiler.

After an endless parade of bad acting, Holmes solves the case.

If it were a dessert it would be: Deep Fried Oreos. This may only make sense to me but I simultaneously despise and love Oreos. They’re disgusting and I eat them because they’re good.

Read my full-length review here.

Availability: Released on DVD by Grapevine along with several of the Stoll Sherlock Holmes shorts.


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  1. KeithS.

    By the way, at the end of the story, the young lady becomes a teacher at a school in Walsall, which is where I lived for most of my life so far.😀

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