The Triumph of Sherlock Holmes
The Triumph of Sherlock Holmes is a 1935 British
Cinema of the United Kingdom
The United Kingdom has had a major influence on modern cinema. The first moving pictures developed on celluloid film were made in Hyde Park, London in 1889 by William Friese Greene, a British inventor, who patented the process in 1890. It is generally regarded that the British film industry...

 mystery film
Mystery film
Mystery film is a sub-genre of the more general category of crime film and at times the thriller genre. It focuses on the efforts of the detective, private investigator or amateur sleuth to solve the mysterious circumstances of a crime by means of clues, investigation, and clever deduction.The...

 directed by Leslie S. Hiscott
Leslie S. Hiscott
Leslie S. Hiscott was a British film director and screenwriter who made over sixty films between 1925 and 1956. He was born in London in 1894. In 1931 he directed Alibi, the first ever depiction of Hercule Poirot, Agatha Christie's famous detective, with Austin Trevor in the lead role...

 and based on The Valley of Fear
The Valley of Fear
The Valley of Fear is the fourth and final Sherlock Holmes novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The story was first published in the Strand Magazine between September 1914 and May 1915, and the first book edition was published in New York on 27 February 1915.- Part I: The Tragedy of Birlstone...

by Arthur Conan Doyle
Arthur Conan Doyle
Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle DL was a Scottish physician and writer, most noted for his stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes, generally considered a milestone in the field of crime fiction, and for the adventures of Professor Challenger...


Plot summary

Sherlock Holmes (Arthur Wontner) and Dr. Watson (Ian Fleming) come out of retirement to investigate a mysterious murder. They find that an American criminal organization called The Scowrers has asked evil mastermind Professor Moriarty (Lyn Harding) to wreak vengeance on the informant (Leslie Perrins) who sent them to prison. Holmes outsmarts Moriarty, solves the murder, and brings Moriarty to justice.


  • Arthur Wontner
    Arthur Wontner
    Arthur Wontner was a British actor best known for playing Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's master detective Sherlock Holmes in five films from 1931 to 1937...

     as Sherlock Holmes
    Sherlock Holmes
    Sherlock Holmes is a fictional detective created by Scottish author and physician Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The fantastic London-based "consulting detective", Holmes is famous for his astute logical reasoning, his ability to take almost any disguise, and his use of forensic science skills to solve...

  • Lyn Harding
    Lyn Harding
    Lyn Harding was a Welsh actor who spent 40 years on the stage before entering British made silent films, talkies and radio...

     as Professor Moriarty
    Professor Moriarty
    Professor James Moriarty is a fictional character and the archenemy of the detective Sherlock Holmes in the fiction of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Moriarty is a criminal mastermind, described by Holmes as the "Napoleon of Crime". Doyle lifted the phrase from a real Scotland Yard inspector who was...

  • Leslie Perrins
    Leslie Perrins
    Leslie Perrins was an English actor who often played villains. In his long career, he appeared in well over 60 films...

     as John Douglas
  • Jane Carr
    Jane Carr
    Ellen Jane Carr is an English actress. She is well known for the voice role of "Pud'n" on the animated The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy . She also played a character called "Pudding" in one of her earliest TV appearances, the Jilly Cooper-penned BBC sitcom It's Awfully Bad For Your Eyes,...

     as Ettie Douglas
  • Ian Fleming
    Ian Fleming (actor)
    Ian Fleming was an Australian born character actor with credits in over 100 British movies.He is perhaps best known for playing Dr. Watson in a series of Sherlock Holmes movies of the 1930s opposite Arthur Wontner's Holmes...

     as Dr. Watson
  • Charles Mortimer
    Charles Mortimer
    -Selected filmography:* Watch Beverly * You Made Me Love You * Sometimes Good * The Return of Bulldog Drummond * The Triumph of Sherlock Holmes * The Price of a Song * Someone at the Door...

     as Insp. Lestrade
  • Minnie Rayner
    Minnie Rayner
    -Selected filmography:* The Old Curiosity Shop * If Youth But Knew * The Sleeping Cardinal * The Missing Rembrandt * The Veteran of Waterloo * I Lived with You * Excess Baggage...

     as Mrs. Hudson
  • Michael Shepley
    Michael Shepley
    Michael Shepley , was a British actor, appearing in films and some television between 1931 and 1961....

     as Cecil Barker
  • Ben Welden
    Ben Welden
    Ben Welden was an American character actor who played a wide variety of Damon Runyon-type gangsters in various movies and television shows...

     as Ted Balding
  • Roy Emerton
    Roy Emerton
    Roy Emerton was a British film actor.He was a sailor, cowboy, stoker, stevedore, railroader, miner, etc and served in World War I. He played in a great number of popular London stage shows, including Shakespeare as well as film work....

     as Boss McGinty
  • Conway Dixon as Ames
  • Wilfrid Caithness as Col. Sebastian Moran
  • Edmund D'Alby as Capt. Marvin
  • Ernest Lynds as Jacob Shafter
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