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Director:
Writers:
Edmund L. Hartmann (screenplay) and
Roy William Neill (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
26 May 1944 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Holmes vs. Monster! See more »
Plot:
When a gentlewoman is found dead with her throat torn out, the villagers blame a supernatural monster, but Sherlock Holmes, who gets drawn into the case from nearby Quebec, suspects a human murderer. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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(7 articles)
User Reviews:
Holmes Pays Tribute To Canada See more (47 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Basil Rathbone ... Sherlock Holmes

Nigel Bruce ... Doctor Watson
Gerald Hamer ... Potts / Tanner / Ramson
Paul Cavanagh ... Lord Penrose
Arthur Hohl ... Emile Journet

Miles Mander ... Judge Brisson
Kay Harding ... Marie Journet
David Clyde ... Police Sergeant Thompson

Ian Wolfe ... Drake
Victoria Horne ... Nora
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Harry Allen ... Bill Taylor (uncredited)
Gertrude Astor ... Lady Lillian Gentry Penrose (uncredited)
Frank Austin ... Villager in Pub with Dr. Watson (uncredited)
Brandon Beach ... Member of Royal Canadian Occult Society (uncredited)
Ted Billings ... Villager in Pub (uncredited)
Horace B. Carpenter ... Villager in Pub (uncredited)
Bill Cartledge ... Hotel Bellhop (uncredited)
William Desmond ... Member of Royal Canadian Occult Society (uncredited)
Al Ferguson ... Attendant (uncredited)
Clyde Fillmore ... Inspector (uncredited)
Charles Francis ... Sir John (uncredited)
Olaf Hytten ... Hotel Day Desk Clerk (uncredited)
George Kirby ... Father Pierre (uncredited)
Charles Knight ... Assistant Police Inspector (uncredited)
Eric Mayne ... Member of Royal Canadian Occult Society (uncredited)
Norbert Muller ... Page-boy (uncredited)
Pietro Sosso ... Andy Trent (uncredited)
Jack Tornek ... Villager In Pub (uncredited)
Tony Travers ... Musician (uncredited)
Eric Wilton ... Hotel Evening Desk Clerk (uncredited)

Directed by
Roy William Neill 
 
Writing credits
Edmund L. Hartmann (screenplay) and
Roy William Neill (screenplay)

Paul Gangelin (story) and
Brenda Weisberg (story)

Arthur Conan Doyle (characters) (as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle)

Produced by
Roy William Neill .... producer
Howard Benedict .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Paul Sawtell (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
George Robinson (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Paul Landres 
 
Art Direction by
Ralph M. DeLacy 
John B. Goodman 
 
Set Decoration by
Russell A. Gausman 
Ira Webb  (as Ira S. Webb)
 
Makeup Department
Jack P. Pierce .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Bernard B. Brown .... sound director
Robert Pritchard .... sound technician
 
Visual Effects by
John P. Fulton .... special photography
 
Music Department
Paul Sawtell .... musical director
Charles Previn .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Hans J. Salter .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Frank Skinner .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Stacy Keach Sr. .... dialogue director (as Stacey Keach)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Sherlock Holmes and the Scarlet Claw" - USA (promotional title)
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Runtime:
74 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Certification:
Finland:K-7 (2013) | Germany:12 | Sweden:15 | UK:PG | USA:Approved (certificate #9988)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Listed in Journet's inn-register is Tom McKnight of New York. McKnight was an adviser on Universal's Holmes series.See more »
Goofs:
Miscellaneous: Inexplicably, despite the French-Canadian setting, only the Journet's have French accents or (with the possible exception of Judge Brisson) names.See more »
Quotes:
Sherlock Holmes:Poor, innocent little child. I should have prevented this!See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in La morte rouge (2006)See more »

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30 out of 35 people found the following review useful.
Holmes Pays Tribute To Canada, 20 July 2006
Author: ccthemovieman-1 from United States

The setting in this Sherlock Holmes adventure is Canada, and features a nice tribute to my neighbors in the north at the end of the film with a quote from Winston Churchill.

I was glad to see a movie debunk all this occult nonsense that the film world usually embraces, or at least is fascinated by. The characters are interesting and Dr. Watson (Nigel Bruce) is his normal mumbling and bumbling entertaining self. There are a couple of good suspense scenes, too.

This is one of the better SH thrillers and looks super on the restored DVD. It's hard not to enjoy all the Basil Rathbone Sherlock Holmes movies. They are real treasures.

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