Sherlock Holmes Baffled

From The Arthur Conan Doyle Encyclopedia

Sherlock Holmes Baffled is a short American silent movie released in may 1900 (copyrighted 24 february 1903) produced by The American Mutoscope and Biograph Company. Mutoscope 68mm spherical 1.36:1 format (?). 53 seconds. This kind of movie was to be shown in an arcade on a Mutoscope machine to one person at a time.

Survival status : Library of Congress film archive.

Sherlock Holmes is in his library reading. In comes a burglar, and proceeds to carry off Holmes’s silver. The great detective tries to catch him, but he instantly vanishes, leaving the silver behind. Holmes picks up the bag, but the bag vanishes and the thief as suddenly appears, going out of the window with the bag in his hand. This is too much for Sherlock Holmes, and he sits down, baffled.


Unknown cast (only 2 actors : Sherlock Holmes and the intruder).