A group of amateur detectives sets out to expose The Crooked Circle, a secretive group of hooded occultists.
Charlie tries to discover the identity of a strangler who strikes multiple times on a cruise ship bound from Honolulu to California.
When a prominent official is murdered at a banquet honoring Charlie Chan, the detective and son Lee team up to expose an opium smuggling ring.
Super-sleuth Lamont Cranston, (aka “The Shadow”) investigates the theft of jewels from a grave. Directors: Phil Rosen, William Beaudine (uncredited) Writer: George Callahan (original screenplay) Stars: Kane Richmond, Barbara Read, Tom Dugan
Two murders are committed and a $50,000 Chinese Mandarin stamp is stolen, tossed around and eventually recovered as an aggregation of costly-stamp counterfeiters are uncovered through the mastermind investigation by Ellery Queen.’
Thomas P. Manning, businessman and chess expert mysteriously shot in a locked room, dies clutching some chess pieces. Police are baffled, and finally abandon the case. Six months later, victim’s daughter Leah Manning, stung by a scurrilous book about the case, enlists the aid of Charlie Chan and Number 3 Son. Additional murders follow, leading […]
Pursuit to Algiers (1945) is the twelfth entry in the Basil Rathbone/Nigel Bruce Sherlock Holmes film series of fourteen. The film takes some characters and events from the 1911 story “The Adventure of the Red Circle“. Elements in the story pay homage to an otherwise unrecorded affair mentioned by Dr. Watson at the beginning of […]
The Pearl of Death is a 1944 Sherlock Holmes film starring Basil Rathbone as Holmes and Nigel Bruce as Dr. Watson, the ninth of fourteen such films the pair made. The story is loosely based on Conan Doyle‘s short story “The Adventure of the Six Napoleons“ but features some additions, such as Evelyn Ankers as […]
The Scarlet Claw is a 1944 Sherlock Holmes film directed by Roy William Neill and starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce. It is the eighth film of the Rathbone/Bruce series. David Stuart Davies notes on the film’s DVD audio commentary that it’s generally considered by critics and fans of the series to be the best […]
The Spider Woman (alternatively titled Sherlock Holmes and the Spider Woman and Spider Woman) is a 1943 mystery film starring Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes and Nigel Bruce as Dr. Watson, the seventh of fourteen such films the pair were involved in. As with all of the Universal Studios films in the series, the film […]