Apr. 1st, 2014

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No fooling. We didn't invent nothing, folks. I just watched a silent 1922 Sherlock Holmes movie starring John Barrymore, which was based on a 1899 play initially written by Conan Doyle and rewritten by lead actor William Gillette, with Conan Doyle's permission.

High School AU

Okay, okay - Sherlock and John were university students, at Cambridge. So, not really high school. But still...

Hilariously, Barrymore was 40 years old at the time. Future Oscar nominee Roland Young (Watson) of the Topper movies, in his film debut, was 35. In a supporting role, three-time Oscar nominee William Powell of the Thin Man movies, also was making his film debut at age 30. Not a one of them looked like they belonged at university!

Updated to present day

The Cambridge scenes opened the movie, but then events moved into the present (1922), where Sherlock had established his consulting practice, and Watson was already married. Automobiles and telephones instead of hansom cabs and gas lights. Except that there were still horse-drawn vehicles in use, because that's the way it was in 1922.

Um, no cell phones and texting, though. *g*

short clip of student!Holmes meeting Moriarty under the cut )

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