The Spider Woman

The Spider Woman (1943)

Grim mystery to hold you breathless!

  • Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
  • Release Date: 1943-12-24
  • User Rating: 6.8/10 from 78 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 3min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Universal Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Roy William Neill
star 6.9/10
From 78 Ratings


Sherlock Holmes investigates a series of so-called "pajama suicides". He knows the female villain behind them is as cunning as Moriarty and as venomous as a spider. Based on "The Sign of Four" and the short stories "The Dying Detective", "The Final Problem", "The Speckled Band" and "The Adventure of the Devil's Foot".

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  • Basil Rathbone

    as Sherlock Holmes
  • Nigel Bruce

    as Dr. John H. Watson
  • Gale Sondergaard

    as Adrea Spedding
  • Dennis Hoey

    as Insp. Lestrade
  • Vernon Downing

    as Norman Locke
  • Alec Craig

    as Radlik
  • Arthur Hohl

    as Adam Gilflower
  • Mary Gordon

    as Mrs. Hudson
  • Teddy Infuhr

    as Larry (uncredited)
  • Donald Stuart

    as Artie - Shooting Gallery Attendant (uncredited)
  • Harry Cording

    as Fred Garvin (uncredited)
  • Belle Mitchell

    as Fortune Teller (uncredited)
  • Angelo Rossitto

    as Obongo - Pygmy (uncredited)
  • Sylvia Andrew

    as Charwoman (uncredited)
  • Marie De Becker

    as Charwoman (uncredited)
  • Jimmy Aubrey

    as News Vendor (uncredited)
  • Brandon Beach

    as Carnival Patron (uncredited)
  • Frank Benson

    as Toy Doll Attendant (uncredited)
  • Lydia Bilbrook

    as Susan (uncredited)
  • John Burton

    as Radio Announcer (uncredited)
  • James Carlisle

    as Casino Patron (uncredited)
  • Jack Deery

    as Casino Patron (uncredited)
  • George Kirby

    as News Vendor (uncredited)
  • Stanley Logan

    as Robert (uncredited)
  • Wilbur Mack

    as Casino Patron (uncredited)
  • Edmund Mortimer

    as Casino Patron (uncredited)
  • William H. O'Brien

    as Doorman (uncredited)
  • John Roche

    as Casino Croupier (uncredited)
  • Gene Roth

    as Henchman Taylor (uncredited)
  • Arthur Stenning

    as Plainclothesman (uncredited)
  • Florence Wix

    as Casino Patron (uncredited)
  • Herschel Graham

    as Casino Patron (uncredited)
  • Ethelreda Leopold

    as Casino Patron (uncredited)
Art Martin Obzina Art Direction
Art Russell A. Gausman Set Decoration
Art Edward R. Robinson Set Decoration
Directing Roy William Neill Director
Production Roy William Neill Producer
Camera Charles Van Enger Director of Photography
Writing Bertram Millhauser Screenplay
Editing William Austin Editor
Art John B. Goodman Art Direction
Costume & Make-Up Vera West Costume Design
Sound Hans J. Salter Music Director
Sound Bernard B. Brown Sound Director
Writing Arthur Conan Doyle Story