Sherlock Holmes and the woman scratches
Holmes doing the Indian along with the perverse woman scratches
There was fulfilled the desire that I formulated now two years ago in the visit post in Baker Street 221B and there are already twelve movies edited in DVD of the fourteen of which there consists the saga of Sherlock Holmes led by Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce. I ignore that it will happen with the two that are missing: The adventures of Sherlock Holmes and The dog of the Baskerville.
The woman scratches (1944) it was the seventh delivery, the best for my taste and with the attraction of being provided with the presence of wonderful Gale Sondergaard, playing the role of the worst bad woman and listísima, one of the coldest and intelligent enemies that the best detective of the history had to confront.
Holmes will have to investigate the mysterious suicides in series that take place in London, all with very similar characteristics, what makes suppose that it is a question of murders. The argument is distantly inspired in the novel sign of the four
To act with major freedom, Sherlock Holmes feigns his own death, what provokes a scene as entertaining as touching between Dr. Watson and the Inspector Lestrade, when both believe dead person his friend.
The detective adopts the personality of Rajni Singh, a Hindu newly arrived person to England, to approach the suspect Adrea Spedding (Sondergaard). But this one will demonstrate that he is an enemy of the size of Holmes discovering his disguise and putting it in serious troubles.
More information (in English) in basilrathbone.net
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The director: Roy William Neill
Interpreters: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Dennis Hoey, Vernon Downing, Mary Gordon, Gale Sondergaard, Alec Craig, Arthur Hohl