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)  »

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Did You Know?


André Morell later voiced Elrond in The Lord of the Rings (1978). John Le Mesurier voiced Bilbo in the BBC Radio production of The Lord of the Rings, and Christopher Lee played Saruman in Peter Jackson's films. The last one featured Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, who play Holmes and Watson on Sherlock, which also retold the Baskerville story. See more »


The chessboard is set up incorrectly (the rightmost square on the first rank is supposed to be white, not black). See more »


Sir Henry: I can understand someone wanting to steal a pair of boots - but one? So there it is.
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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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