Saturday, October 19, 2013

Sherlock Holmes Baffled (1900)

This is not only the first ever Sherlock Holmes film, it is actually the very first mystery film ever made!  It is a pleasure to be able to post it, since it was considered lost for decades; however, in 1968 a paper print of it was discovered in the Library of Congress.  It as now been fully restored (or as restored as it can be).  The identities of the the two actor playing Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson remain unknown.  This was originally shown on Mutoscope machines in penny arcade.

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