Sherlock Holmes and the Spider Woman 1943 All Ages

1.00PM Sun 15 Jul 2018 (1hr 3mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Ticketed

SYNOPSIS

'At the start of The Spider Woman, London is being swept by a rash of mysterious deaths, nicknamed the "Pyjama Suicides," in which wealthy men are leaping from buildings or putting bullets in their heads without bothering to change out of their sleepwear. When word of the crimes reaches Holmes (on a fishing trip in Scotland), he doesn't for a minute consider them suicides. He suspects there is something more to the crimes: "something monstrous and horrible," he tells Watson (Nigel Bruce), "something that drives these poor fellows to their so-called suicides. And when you drive a man to suicide, that's murder."' TCM

CREDITS

35MM, BLACK AND WHITE, MONO, 63 MINUTES, UNITED STATES, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR/PRODUCER: ROY WILLIAM NEILL / SCRIPT: BERTRAM MILLHAUSER / CINEMATOGRAPHER: CHARLES VAN ENGER / EDITOR:  WILLIAM AUSTIN / ART DIRECTOR: JOHN B. GOODMAN, MARTIN OBZINA / MUSIC:  HANS J. SALTER / COSTUME DESIGNER: VERA WEST / CAST: BASIL RATHBONE, NIGEL BRUCE / PRODUCTION COMPANY: UNIVERSAL PICTURES / PRINT SOURCE:  / RIGHTS: UNIVERSAL PICTURES