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Writers:
Ernest Pascal (screenplay)
Arthur Conan Doyle (novel)
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Release Date:
31 March 1939 (USA) See more »
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Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson investigate the legend of a supernatural hound, a beast that may be stalking a young heir on the fog-shrouded moorland that makes up his estate. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Excellent adaptation See more (84 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Sidney Lanfield 
 
Writing credits
Ernest Pascal (screenplay)

Arthur Conan Doyle (novel "The Hound of the Baskervilles") (as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle)

Produced by
Gene Markey .... associate producer
Darryl F. Zanuck .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
David Buttolph (uncredited)
Charles Maxwell (uncredited)
Cyril J. Mockridge (uncredited)
David Raksin (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
J. Peverell Marley (photography) (as Peverell Marley)
 
Film Editing by
Robert L. Simpson  (as Robert Simpson)
 
Art Direction by
Richard Day 
Hans Peters 
 
Set Decoration by
Thomas Little 
 
Costume Design by
Gwen Wakeling 
 
Production Management
Darryl F. Zanuck .... executive in charge of production
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gene Bryant .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
W.D. Flick .... sound
Roger Heman Sr. .... sound (as Roger Heman)
 
Music Department
Cyril J. Mockridge .... musical director
 
Other crew
Harold Lloyd Morris .... technical advisor (uncredited)
 
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80 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)
Certification:
Finland:K-7 (2013) | Finland:K-16 (1939) | Netherlands:14 (original rating) (1939) | Norway:16 | UK:PG | USA:Approved (certificate #5037)
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Publicity materials referred to the dog who played the title character as "Chief". The dog's actual name was "Blitzen" but this was thought to sound too German.See more »
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Anachronisms: The film is set in 1889, but when Holmes searches the moor with his pocket lantern, it is obvious the prop had been retrofitted with an electric light-bulb instead of an alcohol fueled flame.See more »
Quotes:
Sherlock Holmes:Do you remember that missing boot, Watson? Why do you suppose the brown one, the one that had never been worn, was so mysteriously replaced and the black one taken?
Dr. Watson:Why?
Sherlock Holmes:Because the brown one would never have had the scent of the owner - and the black one had!
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15 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Excellent adaptation, 19 April 2005
Author: tamstrat from United States

I am a huge fan of all the Rathbone/Bruce movies, but this is the best of them all. The atmosphere and lighting casts the perfect mood for the dark, creepy moor where strange goings on interest Holmes and Watson to help the young heir of Baskerville Hall. All the actors do an excellent job, and the movie, filmed some 60 years go does not seem dated. The writing, directing, acting, etc all stand up, even now, some years later. I also liked the 1959 Hammer Version of this story, but Peter Cushing is not the perfect Sherlock Holmes. Basil Rathbone is the definitive Holmes as Nigel Bruce is the perfect Dr. Watson. Watch this sometime soon and enjoy!!!

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