Las Vegas Film Society

Sherlock Holmes and the Spider Woman

Directed by: Roy William Neill
Written by: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Bertram Millhauser
Starring: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Gale Sondergaard

In this fifth installment of the Sherlock Holmes movies, released by Universal, Sherlock Holme must fake his death in order to solve a string of murders which are known as the Ďpyjama suicidesí. Holmes must also cross wits with the enticing Gale Sondergaard.

Watson(Nigel Bruce) is somewhat whimsical in this movie, and Sherlock(Basil Rathbone) is great as usual. A lot of Sherlock Holmes fans have said this movie is the best or one of the best of them all.

Which I really canít judge since I havenít seen all of them-as to date of writing this review, but I would have to say it isnít disappointing. I would recommend this movie to any Sherlock fan that hasnít yet seen this movie. This isnít available on video, but might soon be released on DVD-since a couple of his films have just been released.

John Steffens


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