Double feature starring Basil Rathbone as detective Sherlock
Holmes. In 'Sherlock Holmes and the Spider Woman (1944), a strange
female villain is discovered to be behind a series of deaths
wherein the victims are driven to suicide after being bitten by
poisonous spiders, Holmes finds it easier to move around
undetected. But Spedding may be a true match for him... The film
climaxes with the famous scene of Holmes tied up and gagged behind
a target in a shooting gallery, with Watson aiming a loaded pistol
at it. In 'Sherlock Holmes and the Pearl of Death (1944), the
famous Borgia pearl is stolen from a courier aboard a channel
ferry, and the thief enlists the help of a clergyman to smuggle the
gem through customs. Naturally, the clergyman turns out to be
Holmes in disguise, and he returns the pearl to its rightful owner.
However, it is promptly stolen again by the arch criminal Giles
Conover (Miles Mander). Holmes must retrieve the pearl yet again -
but first he has to overcome Conover's formidable associate, 'The
Optimum Home Entertainment
• Nigel Bruce
Roy William Neill
||192 x 137 x 15mm (L x W x T)
Region 2. This DVD will play in all South African DVD players.
|| Dolby Digital Mono
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