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The Spider Woman (1944) was a Drama - Mystery Film directed by Roy William Neill and produced by Roy William Neill.

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By Dan Day, Jr. on Dec 4, 2021 From The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog

THE SPIDER WOMAN STRIKES BACK (1946) was made toward the end of what is called Universal's "Silver Age" of thrillers and chillers. The movie is not a sequel to the studio's Sherlock Holmes entry THE SPIDER WOMAN, despite having the same star, Gale Sondergaard. A young woman named Jean (Brenda Joyce)... Read full article

SIFF 2015: Separated by Decades--Cave of the Spider Woman (1927) and The Cave of the Silken Web (1967)

By KC on Jun 5, 2015 From Classic Movies

Last night was one of the most delightfully unusual nights I've experienced at SIFF 2015. I saw a pair of films separated by forty years: one a silent film long though lost and another an eye-popping 1960s spectacle of song, martial arts and sorcery. Both are based on an episode in the Ming dynast... Read full article

The Great Villain Blogathon: The Spider Woman

By Caftan Woman on Apr 22, 2014 From Caftan Woman

Something scary is happening. Speakeasy, Shadows and Satin and Silver Screenings have pooled their considerable talents to bring us The Great Villain Blogathon, running April 20th to 26th. Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce first embodied Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson for Twentieth Century Fox in 19... Read full article

Kiss of the Spider Woman

By Alyson on Oct 14, 2010 From The Best Picture Project

In a South American prison, Luis and Valentin are cellmates. ?Luis (William Hurt) is a flamboyant homosexual, incarcerated for immoral behavior who finds escape in retelling romantic tales he saw in old movies. ?Valentin (Raul Julia) is a restless political prisoner who believes he?s still alive onl... Read full article

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Sherlock Holmes: [Describibg Andrea Spedding as she is being arrested] A remarkable woman! Audacious and deadly as one of her own spiders!

Sherlock Holmes: I'm sorry, Watson. The pleasures of the chase are no longer for me. I'm through with crime forever.

Adrea Spedding: I'm so sorry we have nothing in the house for burns. I so seldom get burned.

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References five original Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Sherlock Holmes short stories and novels.
  • The death of Sherlock Holmes from 'The Adventure of the Final Problem'.
  • A bust of Sherlock Holmes from The Adventure of the Empty House.
  • A poisonous creature enters a room through an air shaft from The Adventure of the Speckled Band.
  • The murderous pygmy and the footprint of a child from The Sign of Four
  • And a poisonous substance burnt in a fire from The Adventure of the Devil's Foot.

Shooting lasted from May 10-early June, 1943, released January 21, 1944 (copyright 1943) .
The scene in which a spider enters Holmes's room through the radiator is inspired by a similar scene in the story 'The Adventure of the Speckled Band'.
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