I regard this as one of the gems of my collection. It was one of the first films I bought in 16mm. It's the pilot episode of a TV series starring Ronald Howard (son of Leslie Howard) and H. Marion Crawford. Made in 1954 by American producer Sheldon Reynolds, it was filmed in France using British, American and French actors. They did a great job, even though it was made on a shoestring budget. The series was never shown in England. The first series ran to 39 episodes, and a second was planned but never came about. Most of the stories were especially written, but 6 were based on stories by Conan Doyle ; 'The Greek Interpreter' became 'The French Interpreter', another Conan Doyle story is 'The Red Headed League'. The Holmes officianados don't like them because they are not mostly originals, but they are popular with others. I got this from someone who had bought Holmes films at an auction in London, but didn't own a projector. I found there was an auction at Christies in 2006 and this title, plus 2 others from the series were sold, plus some 35mm prints, only realising about £179 for the whole collection. In the late 60s, at least 2 of the titles, including this one were put out on 8mm by Heritage Films.