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Sherlock Holmes is the fictional detective that was created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in 1887.  He was the star of 56 short stories and 4 novels.  The stories were focused around his profession as a consulting detective.  The first story was published was A study in scarlet, which was first published in 1887 in Beeton's Christmas Annual.  Doyle's character gained popularity, especially after the Strand Magazine published a series of short stories in 1891.  Holmes' friend, Dr. John H. Watson, a medical doctor, narrated the stories.  Holmes was known for his fantastic use of logical reasoning, deduction, to solve cases.  He had the ability to solve seemingly impossible cases.  This quality was what endeared him to fans, and helped him gain the popularity that he did. 






Sherlock Holmes' character has been the subject of many films, radios shows, and stage productions.  Countless actors throughout the years have portrayed him.  One of the most famous portrayals of Holmes was by Basil Rathbone who, along with Nigel Bruce as Dr. Watson, starred in fourteen films produced between 1938 and 1946.  He and Bruce also played there same parts on the radio show The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, which ran at the same time there films were being produced.   Many fans see Rathbone as the definitive Holmes, although he himself eventually tired of the role.  Although only two of these films took place in Victorian times because of budget restrictions and the stories often wondered from the original books, they are still some of the most popular Sherlock Holmes films ever produced.  Three of these films are available on this site due to fact they have become public domain.  They were not renewed within the allotted time.  Dressed to Kill, Terror by Night, and The Women in Green are all free of copyright.  There are also other less well known, but equally entertaining Holmes, films that are in the public domain.  Most of original short stories have also become public domain in most countries.  Even today, films are still being produced starring the famous detective, the most recent being Sherlock Holmes:  A Game of Shadows, starring Robert Downey Jr.  Although the old films may not have the special effects and huge budgets of today, they are still every entertaining to watch, as they are forced to rely on good acting rather than special effect.  Please enjoy these films and see the FAQ if you need help watching or downloading them.

Click here for a list of Sherlock Holmes Films in the Public Domain!