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It is believed that John Ford played the role of John Watson — credited to "Jack Francis", a union of his first name and that of his older brother, who starred as Sherlock Holmes.
It is believed that John Ford played the role of John Watson — credited to "Jack Francis", a union of his first name and that of his older brother, who starred as Sherlock Holmes.

A Study in Scarlet is a 1914 American silent film directed by and starring Francis Ford as Sherlock Holmes.[1] It is based on the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 1887 novel of the same name.

It is believed that Ford's younger brother, John Ford, portrayed Dr. Watson.[1][2]

The film was released on 29 December 1914, one day after the release of the British film of the same name. It is considered a lost film.

References

  1. ^ a b Barnes, Alan (2002). Sherlock Holmes on Screen. Reynolds & Hearn Ltd. p. 206. ISBN 1-903111-04-8.
  2. ^ Nollen, Scott Allen (2013). Three Bad Men: John Ford, John Wayne, Ward Bond. McFarland & Company. p. 17. ISBN 9780786458547.