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The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959)

Approved | | Horror, Mystery | 3 July 1959 (USA)
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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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 <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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For his role as Sherlock Holmes he, of course, had to have a pipe, but as Peter Cushing didn't like the taste of the pipe, he kept a glass of milk always to hand to remove the taste. See more »

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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 »

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Sherlock Holmes: The dagger's gone! Don't you realize what that means? Sir Henry is to die tonight!
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Sherlock Holmes by Hammer
16 August 2005 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

When the noble Sir Henry Baskerville (Christopher Lee) inherits a property near a swamp, his friend Doctor Richard Mortimer (Francis De Wolff) hires Sherlock Holmes (Peter Cushing) and Doctor John H. Watson (André Morell) to investigate the curse that apparently killed all the members of his family.

I have not watched the other versions of "The Hound of the Baskervilles" to make any comparison, but this one produced by Hammer is a very good low budget movie. The cinematography creates a great atmosphere; the lines are very detailed and intelligent; and Peter Cushing, André Morell and Christopher Lee give magnificent and very convincing performances in their roles. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "O Cão dos Baskerville" ("The Hound of the Baskervilles")


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