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Arthur Wontner

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Arthur Wontner (21 January 1875 – 10 July 1960) was a British actor best known for playing Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's master detective Sherlock Holmes in five films from 1931 to 1937. These films are:     The Sleeping Cardinal (1931) (US title: Sherlock Holmes' Fatal Hour) based on Doyle's two stories, "The Adventure of the Empty House" and "The Final Problem"     The Missing Rembrandt (1932) (still considered lost) based on "The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton"     The Sign of Four: Sherlock Holmes' Greatest Case (1932)     The Triumph of Sherlock Holmes (1935) based on The Valley of Fear     Silver Blaze (1937) (US title:Murder at the Baskervilles, release 1941) based on "Silver Blaze" Reportedly, Wontner landed the role of Sherlock Holmes thanks to his performance of Holmes imitation Sexton Blake in a 1930 stage production. Of all Wontner's films as Sherlock Holmes, The Missing Rembrandt is no longer available. It is officially a lost film. It is possible to obtain all of the others. Silver Blaze was renamed Murder at the Baskervilles on its US release in order to make the most of the publicity which had been generated by Basil Rathbone's version of The Hound of the Baskervilles. In many respects Wontner's film can be seen as a sequel as it is set twenty years after the events of the more famous story. Wontner's son became the well-known hotelier and Lord Mayor of London Sir Hugh Wontner. Description above from the Wikipedia article Arthur Wontner,licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Jan 21, 1875 In London, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Lady Windermere's Fan 1916-07-01
Latest Project:
Movie The Many Faces of Sherlock Holmes 1985-01-01
Known For
Poster of The Many Faces of Sherlock Holmes
Poster of Kate Plus Ten
Poster of Dishonour Bright
Poster of Eugene Aram
Movie The Many Faces of Sherlock Holmes Sherlock Holmes (archive footage) 1985-01-01
Movie Sea Devils Baron de Baudrec 1953-05-23
Movie Genevieve Old Gentleman 1953-05-28
Movie Brandy for the Parson Major Glockleigh 1952-05-02
Movie The Elusive Pimpernel Lord Grenville 1950-11-07
Movie Blanche Fury Lord Rudford 1948-01-01
Movie The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp Embassy Counsellor 1943-07-26
Movie Kate Plus Ten Colonel Westhanger 1938-03-17
Movie The Terror col. 1938-05-02
Movie Thunder in the City Sir Peter 1937-04-22
Movie Storm in a Teacup Fiscal 1937-02-25
Movie Murder at the Baskervilles Sherlock Holmes 1937-07-01
Movie Dishonour Bright Judge 1936-09-21
Movie The Triumph of Sherlock Holmes Sherlock Holmes 1935-03-24
Movie The Missing Rembrandt Sherlock Holmes 1932-03-25
Movie Condemned to Death Sir Charles Wallington 1932-01-21
Movie The Sign of Four: Sherlock Holmes' Greatest Case Sherlock Holmes 1932-08-14
Movie The Sleeping Cardinal Sherlock Holmes 1931-02-15
Movie A Gentleman of Paris Judge Le Fevre 1931-12-09
Movie Eugene Aram Eugene Aram 1924-02-28
Movie The Diamond Man Lady Marshalt 1924-09-30
Movie Bonnie Prince Charlie Lord Kingsburgh 1923-11-01
Movie Lady Windermere's Fan Lord Darlington 1916-07-01