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The Hound of the Baskervilles (1978)

 -  Comedy | Crime | Horror  -  November 1980 (USA)
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A Sherlock Holmes spoof about a family that has been haunted for years by the curse of a horrible hound. In HD.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Henry Woolf ...
Josephine Tewson ...
Jessie Matthews ...
Mrs. Tinsdale
Lucy Griffiths ...
Iris (as Lucy Griffith)
Dana Gillespie ...
Mary Frankland
Kenneth Williams ...
Max Wall ...
Irene Handl ...


A Sherlock Holmes spoof about a family that has been haunted for years by the curse of a horrible hound. In HD.

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[first lines]
Nun: Monsieur le Doctor Watson, what is keeping Monsieur Holmes so long?
Doctor Watson: Oh, reassurez-vous yourselves sisters, your holy relic will be with you momentarily.
Nun: But we have been waiting almost one hour!
Doctor Watson: Mr. Holmes is a very busy man sister. Monsieur Holmes is an, erm, tres occupée sister.
Nun: But tomorrow is the festival of St Beryl, already thousands of blind cripples are flocking to the chapel hoping to kiss the relic. In the name of all the flocking blind cripples, I beseech you...
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Music by John Churston (pseudonym of H.M. Farrar)
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Wasted Opportunity
20 May 2004 | by (London) – See all my reviews

Harry Thompson's very readable biography of Cook gives some of the background to the making of this dismal effort. Cook and Moore didn't have the creative control they should have done, and for whatever reason didn't feel able to pull the plug when it was clear that things were going horribly wrong.

The main problem is that Paul Morrissey has no clue about how Pete & Dud's humour works. This leads him to try and shoehorn them into his idea of "Carry on Sherlock" (a genre which he also fatally misunderstands).

Worse, much of Pete & Dud's groundbreaking work from the 60's is recycled in debased form - notably the one-legged man auditioning for the part of Tarzan.

I didn't even make it all the way through this when it was on TV a while back. See "Bedazzled" which has the benefit of a proper director and is a worthy showcase for perhaps the best English comedian of all. This is only notable as evidence of/a contribution to Cook's sad decline.

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