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Eille Norwood in The Dying Detective

Eille Norwood in The Dying Detective

“… the actor in some strange drama …”

– The Adventure of the Yellow Face (YELL)

Eille Norwood, left, with Arthur Conan Doyle. Circa 1921. The Turkish robe worn by Norwood was a gift from Doyle.

Readers of Frank Mentzel’s Data! Data! Data! features have seen Eille Norwood’s name many times in the film listings for each story. After all, Norwood did appear as Holmes in 47 shorts. Only three of Norwood’s films are currently available for viewing (many of the others do survive with the British Film Insitute and are awaiting preservation work. Luckily for us, one of the three available films is The Dying Detective, our story for this month.

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