Miss Sherlock Holmes
From The Arthur Conan Doyle Encyclopedia
Miss Sherlock Holmes is an American silent movie released on 4 december 1908, produced by Edison Manufacturing Co. / Edison Films. 600 feet. Black & White. Numbered #6400.
Survival status: presumed lost.
- Nell / Miss Sherlock Holmes : Florence Turner
- Jack Rose : unknown
- Jim Dalton : unknown
Plot summary / Review
- The Moving Picture World, 28 november 1908, p. 458 (ad)
The scene is laid in a broker's office. Nell is the broker's daughter. Two employees are rivals for Nell's hand. One of them robs the safe and artfully attempts to cast suspicion on the other. But Nell disguised as an office boy, discovers the plot and by a clever bit of detective work thwarts the designs of the guilty one and is rewarded by her father's consent to an early marriage with Jack.
- The Moving Picture World, 28 november 1908, p. 458 (article)
MISS SHERLOCK HOLMES. — Jack Rose and Jim Dalton, both employed in the same broker's office, are in love with his daughter. Nell favors Jack. Learning that Dalton is plotting mischief, she disguises as a boy and obtains work in the same office, as an office boy. Dalton, speculating, loses heavily, and steals money from the safe. To divert suspicion, he places securities in Jack's overcoat pocket. This is seen by Nell, who quietly transfers them to Dalton's overcoat. When the loss is discovered and the police called. Dalton tries to fasten the guilt on Jack. A search reveals the money in Dalton's possession, but he claims it as his own, and suggests a search of Jack's overcoat for the securities. He is chagrine to find himself foiled. Nell suggests that "turning about is fair play" and that Dalton's overcoat be searched also. The securities are found in Dalton's coat, and Jack is exonerated. Nell is praised for her detective work and obtains her father consent to an early marriage with Jack.
- The Moving Picture World, 12 december 1908, p. 477
"Miss Sherlock Holmes." - An interesting detective story, in which the little girl plays the pan of a Sherlock Holmes and succeeds in convincing her father tint she ought to marry the man she loves, and slu- dues it in a unique way. Perhaps the real criminal had a chance to figure out whathe gained before he was released from the vault The photography and acting are good and the film works smoothly.