Double feature starring Basil Rathbone as detective Sherlock Holmes. In 'Sherlock Holmes and the Scarlet Claw (1944), strange deaths and rumours of a mysterious phantom bring Holmes and Watson (Nigel Bruce) to a small village in Canada to solve yet another mystery. In 'Sherlock Holmes and the House of Fear' (1945), seven rich men retire to a Scottish castle and promptly begin to die in violent fashion. Each death is preceded by the delivery of orange pips to the next target. As all the likely victims are heavily insured, Holmes is asked by the insurance companies to investigate.