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    Pearl of Death (Universal, 1944) One Sheet (27" X 41"). Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce will forever be remembered as the quintessential Sherlock Holmes and his trusted sidekick, Dr. Watson This was one of the few entries in the Sherlock Holmes series that was actually based on a story, "The Six Napoleons," by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. In this case, Holmes must locate the Borgia pearl before the Oxton Creeper kills another owner of a Napoleonic statuette where the pearl is hidden. Rondo Hatton appeared for the first time as the stalking murderer, The Creeper, a character who would join the pantheon of Universal monsters along with the likes of The Mummy and Frankenstein. There is fold line wear with areas of paper loss at the crossfolds, and some pinholes. There are chips, pinholes, and tears on the borders. The poster has been professionally restored, greatly minimizing these defects. Posters for the Sherlock Holmes series are among the most collected in the hobby. Very Good+.

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