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The Scarlet Claw


While attending a conference in Canada, Sherlock Holmes and dr. Watson (Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce) investigate a murder in a small town that the locals blame on a legendary monsterā€¦ The eighth film in this series, considered by many fans to be the best, is a tight little thriller with dark ingredients (the murders are unusually bloody) and comedy involving dr. Watson that brings a lighter touch. Any Holmes connoisseur will know that this isnā€™t an original Conan Doyle story, but still one that bears a lot of resemblance to ā€The Hound of the Baskervillesā€. Exciting in any case, with plenty of action, a superb villain and creepy atmosphere in the marshes outside Quebec.

1944-U.S. 74 min. B/W. Produced and directed byĀ Roy William Neill. Screenplay: Edmund L. Hartmann, Roy William Neill. Cast: Basil Rathbone (Sherlock Holmes), Nigel Bruce (John Watson), Gerald Hamer (Alistair Ramson), Arthur Hohl, Miles Mander, Ian Wolfe.

Trivia: Followed by The Pearl of Death (1944).



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