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Arthur Conan Doyle (based on the novel by)
Peter Bryan (screenplay)
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Release Date:
3 July 1959 (USA) See more »
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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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Sherlock Holmes by Hammer See more (80 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
David Oxley ... Sir Hugo
Francis De Wolff ... Doctor Mortimer
Miles Malleson ... Bishop

Ewen Solon ... Stapleton

John Le Mesurier ... Barrymore

Helen Goss ... Mrs. Barrymore
Sam Kydd ... Perkins
Michael Hawkins ... Lord Caphill
Judi Moyens ... Servant Girl
Michael Mulcaster ... 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 (based on the novel by) (as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle)

Peter Bryan (screenplay by)

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
Peter Allchorne .... floor props: chargehand (uncredited)
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


Production Companies
  • Hammer Films (present) (as Hammer Film Productions) (as A Hammer Film Production also)
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Runtime:
87 min | Canada:64 min (Ontario)
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Color:
Color (Technicolor) (uncredited)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
Certification:
Australia:PG | Brazil:18 | Canada:PG | Finland:K-16 | France:Tous publics | Germany:12 (re-rating) | Italy:T | Netherlands:12 (DVD rating) | Netherlands:14 (original rating) (1959) | Norway:16 | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) (passed with cuts) | UK:PG (re-rating) (1988) | USA:Approved (MPAA rating: certificate #19213) | West Germany:16 (original rating)

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Trivia:
Actor Christopher Lee has starred in at least six Arthur Conan Doyle filmed adaptations or related filmed productions. They are: The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959), Sherlock Holmes and the Deadly Necklace (1962), The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1970), Sherlock Holmes and the Leading Lady (1991) (TV), Sherlock Holmes: Incident at Victoria Falls_, and the "The Leather Funnel" episode of "Great Mysteries" (1973) [See: "Great Mysteries" (1973) {The Leather Funnel (#1.2)}].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:
[last lines]
Sherlock Holmes:It's elementary, my dear Watson, elementary...
[Extending it to Watson]
Sherlock Holmes:Muffin?
Doctor John Watson:Thank you.
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Movie Connections:
Version of The Hound of the Baskervilles (1983) (TV)See more »

FAQ

Why was this the only 'Holmes' film made by Hammer?
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16 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Sherlock Holmes by Hammer, 16 August 2005
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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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