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Film: The Copper Beeches (1912)

Film: The Copper Beeches (1912)

“We were to go to the theatre.”

– The Adventure of The Bruce Partington Plans (BRUC)

As Frank Mentzel commented, in this month’s Data! Data! Data! column, the first on-screen version of The Copper Beeches was in 1912.

Georges Treville travelled to London from Paris to star in a series of 8 films as Sherlock Holmes for Eclair Films. Treville would also direct many of these films. Only this film and a version of Silver Blaze survive today.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle supposedly supervised the filming process.  Surprisingly, the film’s plot is different than the story – although the daughter’s inheritance is the key point.

Enjoy the film above!

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