Sunday, July 14, 2013

Sherlock Homles - Pearl of Death Movie

Sherlock Holmes in the Pearl of Death.  Classic Sunday Movie.

The Pearl of Death is a 1944 Sherlock Holmes film starring Basil Rathbone as Holmes and Nigel Bruce as Dr. Watson, the ninth of fourteen such films the pair made. The story is loosely based on Conan Doyle's short story "The Adventure of the Six Napoleons" but features some additions, such as Evelyn Ankers as an accomplice of the villain, played by Miles Mander, and Rondo Hatton as a brutal killer.
When a pearl with a sinister reputation for causing misfortune to its owners is stolen from a museum by a master criminal because of Sherlock Holmes' show-boating, he is naturally obliged to find it. Soon, he learns of a series of brutal murders that seemed to have been commited by a malevolent man mountain known only as the Creeper. Now, Holmes must deal with the seemingly overwhelming menace of this man and his boss in order to retrieve the pearl.
Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes
Nigel Bruce as Dr. John H. Watson
Evelyn Ankers as Naomi Drake
Dennis Hoey as Inspector Lestrade
Miles Mander as Giles Conover
Ian Wolfe as Amos Hodder
Charles Francis as Digby
Holmes Herbert as James Goodram
Richard Nugent as Bates
Mary Gordon as Mrs. Hudson
Rondo Hatton as The Creeper
Wilson Benge as Second Ship's Steward
Billy Bevan as Constable
Harry Cording as George Gelder
Al Ferguson as Security Guard
Colin Kenny as Security Guard
Connie Leon as Ellen Carey
John Merkyl as Doctor Julien Boncourt
Leyland Hodgson as Customs Officer
Lillian Bronson as Harker's Housekeeper
Harold De Becker as Boss
Leslie Denison as Police Sergeant Murdock
J.W. Austin as Police Sergeant Bleeker
Arthur Mulliner as Thomas Sandeford
Arthur Stenning as First Ship's Steward
Eric Wilton as Conover's Chauffeur
Charles Knight as Bearded Man
Audrey Manners as Body of Teacher
Directed by Roy William Neill
Produced by Howard Benedict
Written by Bertram Millhauser

English: Photograph of Basil Rathbone as Sherl...
English: Photograph of Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes. Courtesy of the New York Public Library Digital Collection. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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