This 1944 film, 8th in the Rathbone-Bruce series, is considered one of the best. And thanks to the title, it lends itself to some of the best graphics. The 1-sheet (above) and 3-sheet (below) make it look more like a horror movie than a detective mystery. The 3-sheet's claw, reaching into the screen like a bad 3-D movie ad, is pretty hokey, I admit, but the finely rendered creepy people at the bottom make up for it.
The title card below, despite the Kong-sized claw at center, makes the real claw look like a tool for weeding a flowerbed.
Meanwhile, down under, the Australians refuse to let such trifles as scarlet claws spoil their sunny dispositions.
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