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Director:
Writers:
Edmund L. Hartmann (screenplay) and
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Release Date:
26 May 1944 (USA) See more »
Genre:
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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Fantastic! See more (46 total) »

Cast

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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)
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)
Tony Travers ... Musician (uncredited)
Eric Wilton ... Hotel Evening Desk Clerk (uncredited)
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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)
 
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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:
Sweden:15 | UK:PG | USA:Approved (certificate #9988)

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Trivia:
The eighth of fourteen films based on Arthur Conan Doyle's fictional consulting detective Sherlock Holmes starring Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes and Nigel Bruce as Doctor Watson.See more »
Goofs:
Miscellaneous: The name of the village, La Mort Rouge, is misspelled (La Morte rouge) on the map which is visible in one scene.See more »
Quotes:
Sherlock Holmes:Sit down, old fellow. Judge Brisson has decided not to shoot us.
Dr. John H. Watson:Oh? Very kind of him!
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Movie Connections:
Featured in La morte rouge (2006)See more »

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14 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Fantastic!, 27 June 2002
Author: calista75

"The Scarlet Claw" is probably the best of these Rathbone/Bruce films. The plot is very cool. I found the movie to be more frightening than "The Hound of the Baskervilles". And of course, Rathbone is always wonderful as Holmes. I would recommend this movie to any Sherlock Holmes fan or to anyone who just likes mystery movies.

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