The Speckled Band
The Speckled Band ★★★ 1931
Set in 1930, this early talkie is a Sherlock Holmes adventure wherein the great detective must solve the mysterious death of a young woman. Massey makes his screen debut as Holmes, making the sleuth cynical, unhappy and pessimistic. Interesting prototypical Holmes case, faithful to the like-titled Conan Doyle story. 84m/B VHS, DVD . Raymond Massey, Lyn Harding, Athole Stewart, Angela Baddeley, Nancy Price; D: Jack Raymond; C: Frederick A. (Freddie) Young.