The Scarlet Claw

The Scarlet Claw

Basil Rathbone
Director: Roy William Neill Cast: Basil Rathbone
Basil Rathbone
, Nigel Bruce
Nigel Bruce
, Gerald Hamer
Gerald Hamer
Roy William Neill

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Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce once again portray Sherlock Holmes and his partner Dr. Watson in this episode from Universal's long running mystery series, which gets a simple but strong presentation on DVD. Sherlock Holmes: The Scarlet Claw has been transferred to disc from a newly restored 35mm print, and is presented in the original full-frame aspect ratio of 1.33:1 with the original screen logos and credits. The audio is mastered in Dolby Digital Stereo; the dialogue is in English, with no multiple language options or bonus materials included, though the quality of the visual presentation will certainly please fans of the series.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/25/2003
UPC: 0030306755397
Original Release: 1944
Rating: NR
Source: Mpi Home Video
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [B&W]
Time: 1:14:00

Special Features

[None specified]

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Basil Rathbone Sherlock Holmes
Nigel Bruce Dr. John H. Watson
Gerald Hamer Potts/Tanner/Ramson
Paul Cavanagh Lord William Penrose
Arthur Hohl Emile Journet
Miles Mander Judge Brisson
Kay Harding Marie Journet
David Clyde Sgt. Thompson
Victoria Horne Nora
Harry Allen Taylor, the Storekeeper
Gertrude Astor Woman
Olaf Hytten Hotel Desk Clerk
Frank O'Connor Cab Driver
Ian Wolfe Drake the Butler
George Kirby Father Pierre

Technical Credits
Roy William Neill Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Bernard B. Brown Sound/Sound Designer
Ralph M. DeLacey Art Director
John P. Fulton Special Effects
Paul Gangelin Original Story
Russell A. Gausman Set Decoration/Design
John B. Goodman Art Director
Edmund L. Hartmann Screenwriter
Paul Landres Editor
George Robinson Cinematographer
Hans J. Salter Score Composer
Paul Sawtell Musical Direction/Supervision
Ira S. Webb Set Decoration/Design
Brenda Weisberg Original Story

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Open [1:20]
2. For Whom the Bell Tolls [7:54]
3. "Retained By a Corpse." [8:00]
4. Journet Interrupted [5:56]
5. Watson Inconspicuous [10:34]
6. Sherlock Holmes Baffled [4:42]
7. The Dog in the Day Time [5:13]
8. The Man With the Limp [8:21]
9. Dressed to Kill [11:42]
10. Final Acts [9:37]
11. End Credits [:28]

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The Scarlet Claw 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am old enough to have seen the theatrical releases of the Sherlock Holmes movies starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce. I'm fond of them all, but even after all these years The Scarlet Claw remains my favorite. There are no spies, no femme fatales, and not even a hint of Professor Moriaty. What it does have is a genuinely creepy atmosphere and some real edge-of-your-seat suspense, and the final scene where the identity of the murderer is revealed is a dandy! Oddly, the movie is not based on one of Conan Doyle's books. Even so, I think Sir Arthur would approve of this classic. I believe you will too when you see it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I get sick of the pedants calling Bruce a baffoon and then simply dismissing all these movies of Rathbone and Bruce. If they watch this restored DVD of the Scarlet Claw they will likely change their tune and get a few more of these restored gems. This one is the best.