The Pearl of Death (1944)





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Sherlock Holmes (Basil Rathbone) matches wits with master criminal Giles Conover (Miles Mander), who plans to steal the valuable Borgia Pearl right under the noses of Scotland Yard. Assisting Conover is a lovely but dangerous young woman (Evelyn Ankers) who assumes a series of disguises to throw Holmes off the track. Holmes attempts to figure out the connection between Conover's activities and a mysterious series of brutal murders in which the victims' backs are broken and every piece of … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Horror, Mystery & Suspense, Classics
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Written By: Bertram Millhauser
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On DVD: Nov 25, 2003
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

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as Sherlock Holmes

as Doctor Watson

as Giles Conover

as Amos Hodder

as Naomi Drake

as Inspector Lestrade

as Digby, Curator of Re...

as James Goodram Diamon...

as Bates Museum Guard

as Mrs. Hudson Sherlock...

as The Creeper

as Sgt. Bleeker

as Ellen Carey

as Bearded Man

as Constable

as Maj. Harker's Housek...

as Constable Murdock

as Dr. Boncourt

as George Gelder, Plast...

as Chauffeur

as Sandeford

as Steward

as Customs officer
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All Critics (2)

The suspenseful film was entertaining.

Full Review… | December 30, 2009
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It's certainly not the worst film in the series, but it's pretty weak.

Full Review… | May 2, 2006
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Audience Reviews for The Pearl of Death

Another one of Basil Rathbone's Sherlock Holmes film's, and ranks at the top with his other movies. This one about a huge pearl that's curse, a lot of blood has been spilt over this pearl, Film opens with it being stole from a man on a passenger ship, only to end up in the hands of the clever Sherlock Holmes, who returns it to the owners a museum. But is Sherlock really clever as the Pearl is stole when Sherlock disconnects the security alarm system . What does it take to recover it, you will have to watch the film to find out. A 4 star film in Black and White. I want to thank UCLA University for remastering these films.

Bruce Bruce

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My favorite of the Sherlock Holmes movies.

Anthony Valletta

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