The Valley of Fear



Several films have adapted the book, among them:

  • The Valley of Fear (1916), a silent film starring H.A. Saintsbury and Booth Conway
  • The Triumph of Sherlock Holmes (1935), a British film starring Arthur Wontner as Holmes and Ian Fleming as Watson,
  • Sherlock Holmes and the Deadly Necklace (1962), although intended to be an adaptation of The Valley of Fear, but only minor elements of the story remained in the final film.
  • Sherlock Holmes and the Valley of Fear (1984), an animated film starring Peter O'Toole as the voice of Holmes

Stage productions

  • The Valley of Fear, a recent and popular stage adaptation by Adrian Flynn for the Oxford Playscripts series, for amateur productions.[2]


  • The episode "The Case of the Pennsylvania Gun" of the 1954 Sherlock Holmes television series starring Ronald Howard as Holmes and Howard Marion Crawford as Watson.

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