When Sir Arthur Conan Doyle passed away on July 7, 1930, so did any future new stories of Sherlock Holmes. Although, there have been many renditions of the classic detective through movies, television, music, and ghostwriters, there would never be another story from the original author. In the 1939 film The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes we are able to follow the classic detective in the time period most of the books were written.
The movie begins with Sherlock Holmes nemesis Moriarty being acquitted of a charge. Knowing that Moriarty is guilty and got off on a technicality, Holmes finds himself working a case to prove that Moriarty is guilty once and for all. This investigation leads him to the wealthy Brandon family who’s members have been receiving strange, yet threatening messages. Holmes and his companion Dr. Watson find themselves in the middle of a murder investigation when Lloyd Brandon is murdered. Acknowledging that his sister, Ann, is no longer safe they decide to stay at the Brandon estate. While attending a garden party, Holmes is able to prevent a kidnapping/murder finding that Moriarty was behind this. Learning that he is after the crown jewels, Holmes must race against time with Watson by his side to catch Moriarty in the act if he is to ever end up in prison before pulling off the heist.
Although, this movie is not based on an original Sherlock Holmes story, it rings just like one. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle created the original famous detective Sherlock Holmes. With his death on July 7, 1930, his writings still lives on.