The Spider Woman, (Sherlock Holmes and the Spider Woman)
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The Spider Woman, (Sherlock Holmes and the Spider Woman)
Someone in London has driven several prominent men to madness and suicide. Normally, Scotland Yard would call in Sherlock Holmes (Basil Rathbone) to help solve the case, but Holmes has recently perished in an accident. Or has he? Officially declared dead, Holmes is able to move about undetected as he tries to find out who's behind the rash of suicides -- and why. The culprit turns out to be the bewitching, deadly Andrea Spedding (Gale Sondergaard), and for once, Holmes seems to have met his match. The now-famous climax finds a bound-and-gagged Holmes hidden behind a shooting-gallery… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The seventh Basil Rathbone/Nigel Bruce film in the Sherlock Holmes series is an inspired one."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Gale Sondergaard brings a healthy dose of camp glamour as the eponymous villain."
‑ Phil Hall, IdentityTheory
"This is one of the most clever reimaginings of Doyle's stories to make it into this series of films."
‑ Michael W. Phillips, Jr., Goatdog's Movies