TO THE OLD MOVIE MAVEN SITE!
Maven has come across an old - 1931 - Sherlock Holmes movie called The Sleeping Cardinal*
with Arthur Wonter as the world's best-known detective.
There is more to The Sleeping Cardinal's history, including four more movies that it inspired, and only a click away!
The Sleeping Cardinal
(1931) - Sherlock Holmes in a story culled from "The Final Four" and "The Empty House":
The Missing Rembrandt
(1932, aka Sherlock and the Missing Rembrandt, considered lost).
The Sign of Four: Sherlock
Holmes' Greatest Case (1932) - A woman is menaced and need Holmes help but . . . she is kidnapped:
http://www.imdb.com/video/hulu/vi1504970009/ (this one has "limited" commercial breaks.)
The Triumph of Sherlock Holmes
(1935) - A mysterious murder brings Holmes and Watson out of retirement that pits them against Professor Moriarty over the
lives of coalminers: http://www.archive.org/details/The_Triumph_of_Sherlock_Holmes
Murder at the Baskervilles
(1937, aka Silver Blaze) - Holmes visits Sir Henry Baskerville and - SURPRISE! - finds the game afoot for murder:
The Sleeping Cardinal was released about the same time that Raymond Massey's The Speckled Band (http://www.archive.org/details/SpeckledBand or http://retrovision.tv/freevideo/the-speckled-band-1931/.