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Writers:
Arthur Conan Doyle (novel)
Peter Bryan (screenplay)
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Release Date:
3 July 1959 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Sherlock Holmes' Most Terrifying Adventure! [UK] See more »
Plot:
When a nobleman is threatened by a family curse on his newly inherited estate, detective Sherlock Holmes is hired to investigate. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Holmes and Watson are called to save Sir Baskerville from a curse that has plagued his family for centuries See more (68 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Peter Cushing ... Sherlock Holmes

André Morell ... Doctor Watson (as Andre Morell)

Christopher Lee ... Sir Henry
Marla Landi ... Cecile Stapleton
David Oxley ... Sir Hugo Baskerville
Francis De Wolff ... Doctor Richard Mortimer (as Francis de Wolff also)
Miles Malleson ... Bishop Frankland
Ewen Solon ... Stapleton

John Le Mesurier ... Barrymore
Helen Goss ... Mrs. Barrymore
Sam Kydd ... Perkins
Michael Hawkins ... Lord Caphill
Judi Moyens ... Servant Girl
Michael Mulcaster ... Selden - Convict
David Birks ... Servant
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Elizabeth Gott ... Mrs. Goodlippe (uncredited)
Ian Hewitson ... Lord Kingsblood (uncredited)

Directed by
Terence Fisher 
 
Writing credits
Arthur Conan Doyle (novel) (as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle)

Peter Bryan (screenplay)

Produced by
Michael Carreras .... executive producer
Anthony Hinds .... producer
Anthony Nelson Keys .... associate producer
Kenneth Hyman .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
James Bernard 
 
Cinematography by
Jack Asher (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Alfred Cox 
 
Production Design by
Bernard Robinson 
 
Makeup Department
Roy Ashton .... makeup artist
Henry Montsash .... hairstyles
Margaret Robinson .... hound mask (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Don Weeks .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Peverall .... assistant director
Hugh Harlow .... third assistant director (uncredited)
Tom Walls .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Arthur Banks .... master plasterer (uncredited)
Charles Davis .... master carpenter (uncredited)
Eric Hillier .... props buyer (uncredited)
Mick Lyons .... construction manager (uncredited)
Don Mingaye .... assistant art director (uncredited)
Tom Money .... property master (uncredited)
Frank Pannicelli .... model dog maker (uncredited)
Gilbert Wood .... scenic artist (uncredited)
Lawrence Wren .... master painter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Jock May .... sound recorder
Jim Perry .... boom operator (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Sydney Pearson .... special effects (as Sid Pearson)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Len Harris .... camera operator
Steve Birtles .... gaffer (uncredited)
Teddy Catford .... camera operator: second unit (uncredited)
Tom Edwards .... still photographer (uncredited)
Harry Oakes .... focus puller (uncredited)
Anthony Powell .... clapper loader (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Molly Arbuthnot .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
James Needs .... supervising editor
Roy Norman .... second assistant editor (uncredited)
Peter Todd .... first assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
John Hollingsworth .... conductor
 
Other crew
Shirley Barnes .... continuity
Pat Green .... production secretary (uncredited)
 
Crew verified as complete


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Runtime:
87 min | Canada:64 min (Ontario)
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
Certification:
Australia:PG | Canada:PG | Finland:K-16 | Germany:12 (DVD rating) | Netherlands:12 (DVD rating) | Netherlands:14 (orginal rating) | Netherlands:14 (original rating) (1959) | Norway:16 | UK:A (original rating) (passed with cuts) | UK:PG (re-rating) (1988) | USA:Approved (PCA #19213) | West Germany:16 (original rating)

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Trivia:
The hound they used was a real dog called Colonel. On the set before the hound attacks Christopher Lee's character Sir Henry Baskerville, they could not get Colonel to jump on Lee, so they started to 'prod' him into action. Lee gave up and suddenly, Colonel lunged on him and bit right through one of his arms.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: In the prologue, after Sir Hugo has stabbed the girl on the moor, there is no blood on the knife. But after he has been attacked by the hound and drops the knife, a close up reveals it to be covered in blood.See more »
Quotes:
Sir Henry:I can understand someone wanting to steal a pair of boots - but one? So there it is.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Many Faces of Sherlock Holmes (1985) (V)See more »

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8 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Holmes and Watson are called to save Sir Baskerville from a curse that has plagued his family for centuries, 8 June 2011
Author: ma-cortes

Correct rendition of the most famous mystery novel written by Arthur Conan Doyle with an awesome Peter Cushing as Sherlock and fairly faithful to the source material. Holmes (Peter Cushing )and Watson(Andre Morell) are contracted by Doctor Mortimer (Francis De Wolff) for the investigation of killing Sr. Baskerville who is now inherited by his niece Sir Henry . Mortimer asks Sherlock Holmes to help protect Sir Henry Baskerville (Christopher Lee), who has returned to England to take his place at the family seat following the death of his uncle, Sir Charles Baskerville. Sir Charles died of cardiac exhaustion and Dr. Mortimer believes he was frightened to death. There appears to be a curse on the family dating back nearly 200 years to when Sir Hugo Baskerville was supposedly killed on the moor by a huge hound. Holmes dismisses the supernatural elements of the case but there are a sufficient number of odd events to pique his interest. Holmes soon realizes that someone is making sure the legend becomes real . Watson goes to the mansion ,there are the servants(John Le Mesurier) and he meets Stapleton and his daughter (Marla Landi). Meanwhile an inmate has escaped and on the moor sound the barking of a savage beast.

This is an excellent and thrilling film with horror elements in Hammer style based on the splendid novel by Arthur Conan Doyle .It's a genuine ripping yarn with much suspense and moody intrigue . The film gets mystery, tension, thrills , detective action and packs an exciting deal of outstanding surprises with great lots of fun despite to be a known story . Magnificent Peter Cushing's interpretation although the best Sherlock is forever Basil Rathbone. Cushing plays as Holmes as an intelligent, obstinate, broody, pipesmoking sleuth , his acting is similar to Jeremy Brett for TV or Nicol Williamson(Seven-per-cent-solution) or Christopher Plummer(Murder by decree). Here Dr. Watson isn't a botcher, bungler or clumsy partner incarnated by Nigel Bruce but a cunning and astute pal well represented by Andre' Morell .The movie has a creepy atmosphere specially when is developed on the moor where lives the fearful giant beast ; besides the 223 Baker Street's house is well designed. Spooky and murky cinematography by Jack Asher . Eerie and creepy musical score by James Bernard . This atmospheric motion picture is accurately directed by the ¨Hammer House of Horror¨ master , the great Terence Fisher . Other version about this story are the following : the best version that still can be called a classic filmed in 1939 by Sidney Landfield with Basil Rathbone , Nigel Bruce y Richard Greene ; English adaptation (1983) by Douglas Hickox with Ian Richardson as Holmes and Donald Churchill as Watson and TV rendition with Jeremy Brett and Edward Hardwicke . directed by Peter Hammond .

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