The Pearl of Death

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The Pearl of Death (1944)

The Pearl of Death is an American movie released on 1st august 1944, produced by Universal Pictures, starring Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes and Nigel Bruce as Dr. Watson. 69 min. This is the 9th sherlockian movie in the Rathbone series.

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.

The plot is based on Arthur Conan Doyle's short story: The Adventure of the Six Napoleons (1904).

Other titles: La Perle des Borgia (France)

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  • Sergeant Bleeker : J. W. Austin
  • Steward #1 : Arthur Stenning
  • Steward #2 : Wilson Benge
  • Constable : Billy Bevan
  • Harker's Housekeeper : Lillian Bronson
  • George Gelder : Harry Cording
  • Boss : Harold De Becker
  • Sergeant Murdock : Leslie Denison
  • Security Guard : Al Ferguson
  • Security Guard : Colin Kenny
  • Customs Officer : Leyland Hodgson
  • Bearded Man : Charles Knight
  • Ellen Carey : Connie Leon
  • Body of Teacher : Audrey Manners
  • Dr. Julien Boncourt : John Merkyl
  • Thomas Sandeford : Arthur Mulliner
  • Conover's Chauffeur : Eric Wilton