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    The Pearl of Death (Universal, 1944). One Sheet (27" X 41").
    This was one of the few entries in the Universal Sherlock Holmes series that was actually based on an original Sir Arthur Conan Doyle story, "The Six Napoleons." 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. Prior to restoration, there was some fold wear and crossfold separation with minor paper loss, pinholes in the corners, and a chip in the right border. Fine on Linen.


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