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.