Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Gale Sondergaard, and Dennis Hoey
Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Gale Sondergaard, and Dennis Hoey star in the wonderful 1943 Sherlock Holmes film The Spider Woman. Director Roy William Neill is best-known for the Holmes films he directed for Universal.
Neill was actually quite an EXPERT on the subject of Sherlock Holmes and was notoriously meticulous over even the smallest details. As a huge fan of these films AND Sherlock, I love that this respect and knowledge always shines through – as in each and every scene.
The Spider Woman is one of my favorite Sherlock Holmes films – not only is the wonderful Gale Sondergaard is in the cast, but Dennis Hoey is also on board as Lestrade. He is so deliciously fun to watch in this role and I’m simply spellbound any time he’s on the screen.
The Complete Sherlock Holmes Collection (Amazon link)
You can also buy the 14 Sherlock Films starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce in a wonderful collection: The Complete Sherlock Holmes Collection on Amazon. It’s the one my husband and I have in our collection and watch frequently… over and over and over again!
Nigel Bruce, Gale Sondergaard, and Basil Rathbone – The Spider Woman (1943)