“The Pearl of Death” quotes

Movie The Pearl of Death
Title The Pearl of Death
Year 1944
Director Roy William Neill
Genre Drama, Crime, Thriller, Mystery
Interpreted by
All actors – Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Dennis Hoey, Evelyn Ankers, Miles Mander, Ian Wolfe, Charles Francis, Holmes Herbert, Richard Aherne, Mary Gordon, Rondo Hatton, J.W. Austin
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  • “What's Conover? No more than a symbol of the greed and cruelty and lust for power that have set men at each other's throats down through the centuries and the struggle will go on, Watson, for a pearl, kingdom, perhaps even world dominion... till the greed and cruelty have burned out of every last one of us. And when that time comes, perhaps even...” (continue)(continue reading)

    Basil Rathbone - Sherlock Holmes
    [Tag:cruelty, greed, lust]
  • “- Sherlock Holmes: This man pervades Europe like a plague, yet no one has heard of him. That's what puts him on the pinnacle in the records of crime.
    - Doctor Watson: What's he do?
    - Sherlock Holmes: Everything and nothing. In his whole diabolical career, the police have never been able to pin anything on him.”

    Basil Rathbone - Sherlock Holmes
    Nigel Bruce - Doctor Watson
    [Tag:crime, police]
  • “I don't like your work, Conover. I've seen quite a bit of it both here in London and and elsewhere on the continent. Don't like the smell of you either. That underground smell, the sick sweetness of decay. You haven't robbed and killed merely for gain like any ordinary halfway decent thug. No, you're in love with cruelty for it's own sake.”

    Basil Rathbone - Sherlock Holmes