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The Spider Woman

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Original title
The Spider Woman
Running time
63 min.
United States United States
Bertram Millhauser (Characters: Arthur Conan Doyle)
Hans J. Salter
Charles Van Enger (B&W)
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Universal Pictures
Mystery. Thriller | Crime. Sherlock Holmes
Movie Groups
Sherlock Holmes
Synopsis / Plot
Alarmed by a series of baffling suicides of prominent gamblers popularly dubbed "The Pajama Murders" by the newspapers, Holmes fakes his own death and assumes the identity of Rajni Singh, a retired Indian military man with a paralyzed arm. After losing a large sum in a casino and writing a bad check to cover his losses, he appears to try to take his own life. He is prevented by the mysterious and sophisticated Andrea Spedding with an offer of a loan with his life insurance policy as collateral. Shortly thereafter, there is an attempt on his life with a rare but deadly spider with the only other clue a child's footprint. A resurfaced Holmes consults arachniolgists in an effort to solve the mystery.
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