The Pearl of Death

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Master criminal Giles Conover steals the famous "Borgia Pearl" from the Royal Regent Museum under the very nose of Holmes and Watson, but when caught the pearl is not found on him and he is released. Later, Holmes hears of an apparently motiveless murder. read more

Master criminal Giles Conover steals the famous "Borgia Pearl" from the Royal Regent Museum under the very nose of Holmes and Watson, but when caught the pearl is not found on him and he is released. Later, Holmes hears of an apparently motiveless murder. An elderly Colonel is found with his back broken amid a pile of smashed china. Holmes takes an immediate interest in the case as the unusual method of killing is that of "The Hoxton Creeper" (Rondo Hatton), known to be Conover's right-hand man.

Original Release

08/01/1944

Cast

Basil Rathbone Sherlock Holmes
Nigel Bruce Doctor Watson
Dennis Hoey Lestrade
Evelyn Ankers Naomi Drake
Miles Mander Giles Conover
Rondo Hatton The Creeper
Ian Wolfe Amos Hodder
Charles Francis Digby
Holmes Herbert James Goodram
Mary Gordon Mrs. Hudson
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Roy William Neill

Writers

Bertram Millhauser, Arthur Conan Doyle

Cast

Basil Rathbone Sherlock Holmes
Nigel Bruce Doctor Watson
Dennis Hoey Lestrade
Evelyn Ankers Naomi Drake
Miles Mander Giles Conover
Rondo Hatton The Creeper
Ian Wolfe Amos Hodder
Charles Francis Digby
Holmes Herbert James Goodram
Mary Gordon Mrs. Hudson
Billy Bevan Constable
Lillian Bronson Maj. Harker's Housekeeper
Harry Cording George Gelder
Eric Wilton Chauffeur
Leyland Hodgson Customs Officer
Richard Aherne Bates (as Richard Nugent)
Arthur Stenning First Ship's Steward
Leslie Denison Police Sergeant Murdock
Connie Leon Ellen Carey
Audrey Manners Body of Teacher

Producers

Editors

Ray Snyder

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