The Pearl of Death (1944)
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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 Regent Museum
as James Goodram Diamond Courier
as Bates Museum Guard
as Mrs. Hudson Sherlock Holmes' Housekeeper
as The Creeper
as Sgt. Bleeker
as Ellen Carey
as Bearded Man
as Maj. Harker's Housekeeper
as Constable Murdock
as Dr. Boncourt
as George Gelder, Plaster Bust Manufacturer
as Customs officer
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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.
My favorite of the Sherlock Holmes movies.
Well, I've had a happy 4th of July. I hope you did too. Saturday, I went to a BBQ at a friends house. It was fun, but people were discussing politics and religion alittle to much for me. I mean, after all it was supposed to be a fun early evening BBQ for the holiday ..... Sunday, I went to church in the morning. They showed a very nice clip of Ray Charles singing "God Bless America" up on the monitors. It was a nice touch for the holiday. [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/movie/coverv/37/214637_thumb.jpg[/img] Then I drove over to the Egyptain Theatre to volunteer for them. I just had to do Customer Service, and then I got to go in and watch the movies. Both were Sherlock Holmes from the 1930s. The Scarlet Claw, and the Pearl of Death. It was a double-feature. I found the Pearl of Death more interesting. The Scarlet Claw just seemed silly. I don't really think these movies stood the test of time. People in the audience laugh or giggle in parts that I am sure in the 1930s they took them very seriously. Some of what Sherlock Holmes says sounds comical now. Basil Rathbone made a good Sherlock. Its more the script and how it comes across. I do enjoy watching the old movies though. Just the way the director set up the scene, or how they did the lighting to cause a scary effect. Nowadays its all computer special effects. They had so little to work with to get the point across back in those days. I can really appreciate the old movie classics. And it is still best to see them on the big screen.
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