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The Pearl of Death

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Further to yesterday’s post about Miles Mander: he’s the villain Giles Conover in the next Rathbone/Bruce movie, The Pearl of Death (1944). This one is also available on YouTube. Look for a good digitization; they all seem to have varying versions available, and some are much better than others. The Pearl of Death is much better than The Scarlet Claw.

The villain in the back of a cab.

Mander as Conover annoyed that Evelyn Ankers (as Naomi Drake) has been outsmarted by Mr. Sherlock Holmes.

Nigel Bruce as Watson looking jovial after Holmes just made witty remark.

Rondo Hatton as the Hoxton Creeper. His first major named role. He did a few more but was dead within two years.