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August 15, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Call it "The Case of the Missing ‘Study in Scarlet.’" The British Film Institute is asking the public for help in locating the first film based on one of Arthur Conan Doyle Sherlock Holmes book, A Study in Scarlet. It was filmed in 1914 and starred James Bragington as Holmes. The BFI would like to include it in an exhibition of movies about Holmes that is due to open at the Museum of London on October 17. In a statement, Alex Werner, curator of the exhibition, said: "As we prepare for the museum’s major exploration of the most famous fictional Londoner of all time, it would be a remarkable achievement to discover this missing film in its centenary year, and at the very least, remind the public of Sherlock’s endurance on-screen, interpreted literally hundreds of times for over a century." Information leading to the discover of the movie should be forwarded to Sherlockholmes@bfi.org.uk or via Twitter at #findSherlock.