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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.
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Writers:
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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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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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 (as Francis de Wolff)
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 .... hairstylist
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)
 
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Runtime:
87 min | Canada:64 min (Ontario)
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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 (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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Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Doctor Watson is pulled out of the mire by Stapleton and Cecile, he is covered in mud up to his shoulders. However in the next scene, when he gets off Stapleton's cart at Baskerville Hall, the front part of his jacket (not covered by the blanket) is completely clean.See more »
Quotes:
Sherlock Holmes:This is, I think, a two-pipe problem.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?
How does the movie differ from the novel?
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9 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Cushing was born to play Holmes, 12 May 2006
Author: Vampenguin from Canada

Ah, you can't go wrong with Hammer. On the back of the DVD, Newsweek proudly proclaims "The Best of the Sherlocks!", and I have to agree. This is the role that Peter Cushing was born to play, it's a shame he didn't play it as often as he did Van Helsing. His mannerisms, his delivery, even his looks, everything about him is perfect Holmes. The rest of the cast are pretty good too, don't get me wrong, but Cushing puts them to shame. Though he is rather ominous in some scenes, it's nice to see Christopher Lee opposite Cushing as a good guy for a change. I really liked the classic plot, full of surprises, great characters, humor and lots of chances for Cushing to shine. The atmosphere is great, foggy and dark like many Hammer films. Perfect for horror. All in all this is a really fun film, though it does have a few pretty cheesy moments. Good film overall though.

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