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The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959)

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When a nobleman is threatened by a family curse on his newly inherited estate, detective Sherlock Holmes is hired to investigate.



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Complete credited cast:
Doctor Watson (as Andre Morell)
Marla Landi ...
Cecile Stapleton
David Oxley ...
Francis De Wolff ...
Doctor Richard Mortimer (as Francis de Wolff also)
Miles Malleson ...
Ewen Solon ...
Helen Goss ...
Sam Kydd ...
Michael Hawkins ...
Lord Caphill
Judi Moyens ...
Servant Girl
Michael Mulcaster ...
David Birks ...


Returning to his family's manor house on the lonely moors after his father dies under mysterious circumstances, Sir Henry Baskerville is confronted with the mystery of the supernatural hound that supposedly takes revenge upon the Baskerville family. The famous detective Sherlock Holmes and his assistant Dr. Watson are brought in to investigate. Written by Jeremy Lunt <>

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3 July 1959 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Baskervilles hund  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)



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The Baskerville Hall set is a redress of that used for Castle Dracula in Horror of Dracula (1958), in which Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing also starred. See more »


After Stapleton is shot, the dog starts to run past him. Stapleton clearly pulls the dog onto him to make it look like he is being attacked. See more »


Cecile Stapleton: When you're poor, no one wants to know you.
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Featured in Sherlock: The Hounds of Baskerville (2012) See more »

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Cushing and Lee...their the reason I watched this one.
8 March 2004 | by See all my reviews

I would normally not even attempt to watch a Sherlock movie, but seeing as how Peter Cushing was Sherlock and Lee was in it too I decided to give this one a try. Suffice to say I was not disappointed as both were very good in their respective roles as was the fellow who played Watson. This one has Sherlock investigating a curse that kills the head of a family named the Baskervilles. The next target is Lee's character after he inherits his uncle's house after his untimely death. The movie moves at a very brisk pace and is a bit predictable, but still executed very well (though they never explained the doctors part in the movie). There is also a scene at the end I found rather amusing as Sherlock and a couple of others are standing on a hill and this person is sinking in quicksand. They don't really make much of a movie to save the person even though they clearly could. All in all though this one is a well acted move that was interesting to watch.

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