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Sherlock Holmes And The Spiderwoman [1943] [DVD]

Basil Rathbone , Nigel Bruce , Roy William Neill    Universal, suitable for all   DVD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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Product details

  • Actors: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Gale Sondergaard
  • Directors: Roy William Neill
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: U
  • Studio: Cornerstone Media
  • DVD Release Date: 25 Sep 2006
  • Run Time: 60 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0000UM0TE
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 58,812 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Product Description

Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson are called to investigate the 'Pyjama Suicides' plaguing London. In doing so they meet the most dangerous woman and Spider Team.

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Basil Rathbone Sherlock Holmes And The Spider Woman

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4.0 out of 5 stars Holmes Unravels a Tangled Web! 20 April 2010
Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce were without doubt the definitive Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson. Rathbone was perfectly cast as the peerless detective and Bruce was great fun as his rather bumbling but good hearted sidekick. The two made a number of films together in an enduring and successful partnership. This film brings together many of the elements that made them such a success. Although I should add that I feel the best film made about the great detective has to be awarded to Billy Wilder for his affectionate and intelligent film "The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes".

This short film directed by Roy William Neill contains elements of Conan Doyle's "The Sign of the Four", "The Dying Detective", "The Final Problem", "The Speckled Band and "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes". Our two heroes are transported from their traditional Victorian stamping ground to World War two London, and have aged remarkably well. This tangled web of nefarious criminal activity concerns an evil femme fatale, the hideous spider Lycosa Carnivora, the pygmy "Bongo from the Congo" and some very cunning disguises from Holmes. The great detective fakes his own death in order to investigate the suspicious "Pyjama suicides". He is forced to go undercover as Rajni Singh. But he is up against a very cunning and fatally attractive adversary.

The film has dated remarkably well and is great fun. Bruce has a field day and steals many scenes. Particularly funny was when he mistakenly believes an unlikely character to be Holmes in disguise. The dim witted Scotland Yard detective Lestrade also makes another welcome appearance, even managing to acquire one of Holmes distinctive pipes as a keepsake. Quite a collectors item I should say!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Holmes vs. the Spiderwoman 16 Oct 2009
This is my 2nd fav Sherlock Holmes movie after "The Scarlet Claw"-the fabulous Gale Sondergaard stars as the Spider Woman who's victims commit suicide after being bitten by her poisonous spiders. One of the best of the Rathbone/Bruce series-great fun with Holmes faking his death in the beginning-and the classic ending in the shooting gallery at the funfair. The best print to get is in the digitally remastered boxset 'Sherlock Holmes- The Definitive Collection' with the other 13 movies-if it's not digitally remastered forget it-the public domain prints are all in a terrible condition-it's def worth paying the extra to get the good prints for all the Rathbone Sherlock Holmes movies.
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4.0 out of 5 stars SH & The Spider Woman 25 Jan 2013
By Ray
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Like I don't like spiders man! However R & B ham it up asusual providing the best partnrship there ever has been in films!
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