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The Scarlet Claw (1944)

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74 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery

When a gentlewoman is found dead with her throat torn out, the villagers blame a supernatural monster. But Sherlock Holmes, who gets drawn into the case from nearby Quebec, suspects a human murderer.
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Writers
Edmund L. Hartmann (screenplay) | Roy William Neill (screenplay) | Paul Gangelin (story) | Brenda Weisberg (story) | Arthur Conan Doyle (characters) (as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle)
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Updated May 18, 1944

Release date
May 26, 1944 (United States)

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37 cast members
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Basil Rathbone
Sherlock Holmes Sherlock Holmes   See fewer
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Nigel Bruce
Doctor Watson Doctor Watson   See fewer
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Gerald Hamer
Potts, Tanner, Ramson Potts, Tanner, Ramson   See fewer
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Paul Cavanagh
Lord Penrose Lord Penrose   See fewer
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Arthur Hohl
Emile Journet Emile Journet   See fewer
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Miles Mander
Judge Brisson Judge Brisson   See fewer
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Kay Harding
Marie Journet Marie Journet   See fewer
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David Clyde
Sergeant Thompson Sergeant Thompson   See fewer
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Ian Wolfe
Drake Drake   See fewer
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Harry Allen
Bill Taylor (uncredited) Bill Taylor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Gertrude Astor
Lady Lillian Gentry Penrose (uncredited) Lady Lillian Gentry Penrose (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Austin
Villager in Pub with Dr. Watson (uncredited) Villager in Pub with Dr. Watson (uncredited)   See fewer
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Brandon Beach
Member of Royal Canadian Occult Society (uncredited) Member of Royal Canadian Occult Society (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ted Billings
Villager in Pub (uncredited) Villager in Pub (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bob Burns
Villager (uncredited) Villager (uncredited)   See fewer
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Horace B. Carpenter
Villager in Pub (uncredited) Villager in Pub (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bill Cartledge
Hotel Bellhop (uncredited) Hotel Bellhop (uncredited)   See fewer
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William Desmond
Member of Royal Canadian Occult Society (uncredited) Member of Royal Canadian Occult Society (uncredited)   See fewer
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Al Ferguson
Attendant (uncredited) Attendant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Clyde Fillmore
Inspector (uncredited) Inspector (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Francis
Sir John (uncredited) Sir John (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bobbie Hale
Villager in Pub (uncredited) Villager in Pub (uncredited)   See fewer
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Olaf Hytten
Hotel Day Desk Clerk (uncredited) Hotel Day Desk Clerk (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Kenny
Villager in Pub (uncredited) Villager in Pub (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Kirby
Father Pierre (uncredited) Father Pierre (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Knight
Assistant Police Inspector (uncredited) Assistant Police Inspector (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eric Mayne
Member of Royal Canadian Occult Society (uncredited) Member of Royal Canadian Occult Society (uncredited)   See fewer
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John C. McCallum
Villager in Pub (uncredited) Villager in Pub (uncredited)   See fewer
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Norbert Muller
Page-boy (uncredited) Page-boy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Phil Schumacher
Villager in Pub (uncredited) Villager in Pub (uncredited)   See fewer
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Pietro Sosso
Andy Trent (uncredited) Andy Trent (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Sowards
Villager in Pub (uncredited) Villager in Pub (uncredited)   See fewer
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Count Stefenelli
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Jack Tornek
Villager In Pub (uncredited) Villager In Pub (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tony Travers
Musician (uncredited) Musician (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eric Wilton
Hotel Evening Desk Clerk (uncredited) Hotel Evening Desk Clerk (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.5 / 10 | 4,124 votes