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The Pearl Of Death (1944)
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The Pearl Of Death (1944) After recovering the famous Borgia pearl from shipboard thieves, Sherlock Holmes is held responsible for its theft. While visiting the museum where it goes on display, Holmes shows the curator how easily it could be stolen by simply cutting the electrical wires. During that demonstration, Giles Conover, a well-known thief, snatches the pearl and runs off. He's soon caught but the pearl is nowhere to be found. Soon after, homes are being broken into with the occupants having their backs broken. There also seems to be a large amount of china broken in the process. After several such break-ins, Holmes realizes that several similar pieces of porcelain, all of a bust of Napoleon, are found at each house. Realizing its significance, he sets a trap for the thief.

Movie Tagline:
THE SECRET OF THE GEM OF DOOM! (original print ad

Also Known As:
Sherlock Holmes in Pearl of Death

Title: Pearl Of Death, The
Release Date: August 01, 1944
Runtime: 69 mins
Genre: Crime
All Genres: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Languages: English
Country: USA
Colors: Black and White
Sound: Mono
IMDB Rating: 7.5
Buried.com Rating: 8.5 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With P

MPAA Rating: Approved

Roy William Neill

Basil Rathbone ...Sherlock Holmes
Nigel Bruce ...Doctor Watson
Dennis Hoey ...Inspector Lestrade
Evelyn Ankers ...Naomi Drake
Miles Mander ...Giles Conover
Ian Wolfe ...Amos Hodder
Charles Francis ...Digby
Holmes Herbert ...James Goodram
Richard Nugent ...Bates
Mary Gordon ...Mrs. Hudson
Rondo Hatton ...The Creeper
J.W. Austin ...Police Sergeant Bleeker
Wilson Benge ...Second Ship's Steward
Billy Bevan ...Constable
Lillian Bronson ...Harker's Housekeeper
Harry Cording ...George Gelder
Harold De Becker ...Boss
Leslie Denison ...Police Sergeant Murdock
Al Ferguson ...Security Guard
Leyland Hodgson ...Customs officer
Colin Kenny ...Security Guard
Charles Knight ...Bearded man
Connie Leon ...Ellen Carey
Audrey Manners ...Body of Teacher
John Merkyl ...Dr. Julien Boncourt
Arthur Mulliner ...Thomas Sandeford
Arthur Stenning ...First Ship's Steward
David Thursby ...Minor Role
Eric Wilton ...Conover's Chauffeur

Roy William Neill

Bertram Millhauser
Arthur Conan Doyle

Paul Sawtell

More Movie Taglines:
  • THE SECRET OF THE GEM OF DOOM! (original print ad
  • all caps)
  • The master minds tackle the master crimes!
  • Marked... for sudden and violent Death! A Girl risked everything for it! 20 men lost their lives for it! Who was the Creeper?
Movie Quote(s):
  • Sherlock Holmes: This man pervades Europe like a plague, yet no one has heard of him. That's what puts him on the pinnacle in the records of crime. In his whole diabolical career, the police have never been able to pin anything on him. And yet, if there be a crime without a motive, I'll show you Giles Conover! If I could free society of this sinister creature, I should feel my own career had reached it's summit.
  • Sherlock Holmes: I don't like the smell of you - an underground smell, the sick sweetness of decay. You haven't robbed and killed merely for the game like any ordinary halfway decent thug. No, you're in love with cruelty for it's own sake.
  • Dr. John H. Watson: How does the, the thing work? Sherlock Holmes: Electricity. The high priest of false security.
  • Sherlock Holmes: [to Watson] My dear chap, I really must caution you against hitting newspaper reporters in the teeth...
  • Dr. John H. Watson: Lestrade couldn't even see the stripes on a zebra.
Movie Trivia:
  • For some curious reason Holmes' cluttered Baker Street apartment has a photograph of a beardless Abraham Lincoln.
  • The ninth of fourteen films based on Arthur Conan Doyle's fictional consulting detective Sherlock Holmes starring Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes and Nigel Bruce as Doctor Watson.
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