A Study in Scarlet


In London, a secret society led by lawyer Thaddeus Merrydew collects the assets of any of its deceased members and divides them among the remaining members. Society members start dropping like flies. Sherlock Holmes is approached by member James Murphy's widow, who is miffed at being left penniless by her husband. When Captain Pyke is shot, Holmes keys in on his mysterious Chinese widow as well as the shady Merrydew. Other members keep dying--Malcom Dearing first, then Mr. Baker. There is also an attempt on the life of young Eileen Forrester, who became a reluctant society member upon the death of her father. Holmes' uncanny observations and insights are put to the test.

Movie Data


Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 12m

Budget -

Revenue -

Homepage -

Release Information

  • May 14, 1933
    G, Theatrical



Cast 8

  1. Reginald Owen

    Reginald Owen
    Sherlock Holmes

  2. Anna May Wong

    Anna May Wong
    Mrs. Pyke

  3. Alan Mowbray

    Alan Mowbray

  4. WG

    Warburton Gamble
    Dr. Watson

  5. June Clyde

    June Clyde
    Eileen Forrester

  6. John Warburton

    John Warburton
    John Stanford

  7. Doris Lloyd

    Doris Lloyd
    Mrs. Murphy

  8. J. M. Kerrigan

    J. M. Kerrigan
    Jabez Wilson

Crew 8


  1. Arthur Edeson

    Arthur Edeson
    Director of Photography


  1. Edwin L. Marin

    Edwin L. Marin


  1. RL
  2. MG

    Martin G. Cohn
    Supervising Film Editor


  1. HW

    Hans Weeren
    Sound Engineer

  2. VB

    Val Burton


  1. Robert Florey

    Robert Florey

  2. Reginald Owen

    Reginald Owen

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