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The Spider Woman

The Spider Woman is a 1944 film directed by Roy William Neill. It is the seventh film to star Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes and Nigel Bruce as Dr John Watson.


Sherlock Holmes investigates a series of so-called "pajama suicides". He knows the female villain behind them is as cunning as Moriarty and as venomous as a spider. When Holmes thinks he has almost solved the mystery, Adrea, the villainess, lures him into a trap at a fairground and Holmes is quickly overpowered by her gang and tied and gagged. She has a plan to get rid of Holmes but can he turn the tables.


  • Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes
  • Nigel Bruce as Dr. John Watson
  • Gale Sondergaard as Adrea Spedding
  • Vernon Downing as Norman Locke
  • Dennis Hoey as Inspector Lestrade
  • Alec Craig as Radlik
  • Arthur Hohl as Adam Gilflower
  • Mary Gordon as Mrs Hudson
  • Teddy Infuhr as Larry
  • Angelo Rossitto as The Pygmy

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