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The Adventure of the Speckled Band (25 Mar. 1949)

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Sherlock Holmes gets the clues he needs to solve a murder, and to prevent another one from occurring, when he finds out that a doctor owns a poisonous snake--the deadly swamp adder.



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Gail Roberts ...
Jean Stoner


Soon-to-be-married Helen Stoner confides to Holmes that she is in fear for her life. A few years earlier when her sister was engaged to the same man, she died under mysterious circumstances with "the speckled band" being her last words. He brutish stepfather claims that questionable renovations to her room force him to move her into her dead sister's bedroom, and Helen seeks the aid of the Baker Street resident. After her visit Dr. Grimesby Roylott, her bullying stepfather, tries to intimidate Holmes into revealing the purpose of her visit, the Great Detective is more determined to investigate the case. Written by

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25 March 1949 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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The impressive sets were left over from Ingrid Bergman's Joan of Arc (1948). See more »


Sherlock Holmes: One of the few times in my life I find the facts and my instincts completely at odds. I would like to gamble on my instincts.
Helen Stoner: I should too.
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Version of Sherlock Holmes: Das gefleckte Band (1967) See more »

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