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The Hound of the Baskervilles -- Not to be confused with the 1959 Hammer version. The English moors reverberate with the baying sound of a monstrous creature, one that seems hell-bent on taking the life of Sir Henry Baskerville. Cushing is very effective as Sherlock Holmes. An interesting mixture of taped and filmed sequences. Memorable. Highly recommended.
The Hound of the Baskervilles -- lbx


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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 »
Sherlock Holmes' Most Terrifying Adventure! [UK] See more »
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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  (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 (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 .... make-up
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 .... music conducted by
Other crew
Shirley Barnes .... continuity
Pat Green .... production secretary (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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87 min | Canada:64 min (Ontario)
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
Australia:PG | Canada:PG | Finland:K-16 | Germany:12 (re-rating) | Netherlands:12 (DVD rating) | Netherlands:14 (orginal rating) | Netherlands:14 (original rating) (1959) | Norway:16 | Sweden:15 | 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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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 »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): The chessboard is set up incorrectly (the rightmost square on the first rank is supposed to be white, not black).See more »
Sherlock Holmes:In a case such as this, everyone is suspect - even Sir Henry.See more »
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Why was this the only 'Holmes' film made by Hammer?
How many films did Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee do together?
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39 out of 45 people found the following review useful.
The Definitive Holmes and Watson., 24 March 2005
Author: rgaretho from United Kingdom

Although this version of the story differs from the original novel, there is much to recommend it for. The film is well paced and atmospheric but it's greatest strength is the excellent cast, particularly the three leads. It's nice to see Christopher Lee playing the romantic role as a change to his usual monsters and Peter Cushing is brilliant as Holmes, his performance being the definitive as he makes the character believable and interesting. This film also features the best ever casting of Dr Watson. Andre Morell moves away from the bumbling fool of other Holmes films and makes Watson intelligent, capable and even dashing. Morell's charismatic performance is all the more welcome as 'Hounds' is the story which puts Watson centre stage for most of the plot. It's a shame he never played the part again as he and Cushing make the perfect Holmes and Watson. If only Hammer had made a series of Holmes films.

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