The Pearl of Death (1944) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Pearl of Death1944

The Pearl of Death (1944)





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In this film, Sherlock Holmes matches wits with master criminal Giles Conover, who plans to steal the valuable Borgia Pearl right under the noses of Scotland Yard. Assisting Conover is a lovely but dangerous young woman who assumes a series of disguises to throw Holmes off the track.


Basil Rathbone
as Sherlock Holmes
Nigel Bruce
as Doctor Watson
Miles Mander
as Giles Conover
Ian Wolfe
as Amos Hodder
Evelyn Ankers
as Naomi Drake
Dennis Hoey
as Inspector Lestrade
Charles Francis
as Digby, Curator of Regent Museum
Holmes Herbert
as James Goodram Diamond Courier
Richard Nugent
as Bates Museum Guard
Mary Gordon
as Mrs. Hudson Sherlock Holmes' Housekeeper
Rondo Hatton
as The Creeper
J. Welsh Austin
as Sgt. Bleeker
Connie Leon
as Ellen Carey
Charles Knight
as Bearded Man
Billy Bevan
as Constable
Lillian Bronson
as Maj. Harker's Housekeeper
Leslie Denison
as Constable Murdock
John Merkyl
as Dr. Boncourt
Harry Cording
as George Gelder, Plaster Bust Manufacturer
Eric Wilton
as Chauffeur
Arthur Mulliner
as Sandeford
Wilson Benge
as Steward
Leyland Hodgson
as Customs officer
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Critic Reviews for The Pearl of Death

All Critics (2)

The suspenseful film was entertaining.

December 30, 2009 | Rating: B | Full Review…

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

May 2, 2006 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

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
Bruce Bruce

Super Reviewer


My favorite of the Sherlock Holmes movies.

Anthony Valletta
Anthony Valletta

Super Reviewer

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