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The Hound of the Baskervilles (1983)

TV Movie  -   -  Crime | Mystery | Horror  -  3 November 1983 (USA)
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Sherlock Holmes comes to the aid of his friend Henry Baskerville, who is under a family curse and menaced by a demonic dog that prowls the bogs near his estate and murders people.

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Sherlock Holmes comes to the aid of his friend Henry Baskerville, who is under a family curse and menaced by a demonic dog that prowls the bogs near his estate and murders people.

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Nigel Stock was asked to play Dr.Watson. See more »

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In the scene where Lestrade believes he's captured Laura Lyons' killer, Holmes quotes from Scripture: "Love is as strong as death, jealousy as cruel as the grave." He and Lestrade both agree that it's from Isaiah 6:8. It's not. It's from Song of Songs 8:6. And the actual quote is "Love is strong as death, jealousy is cruel as the grave." See more »

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Sherlock Holmes: But without the imagination Watson, there would be no horror.
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Version of The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959) See more »

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A Fine Old English Gentleman
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Arranged by Frank Spencer
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First-class production, but awfully obvious.
31 May 2004 | by See all my reviews

With is terrific production values, marvelously atmospheric sets and perfect casting (with just one weak link: Martin Shaw as Sir Henry Baskerville), this could have been a great mystery movie, but it does not fulfill one of the basic requirements of the genre: that you shouldn't be able to figure out the villain's identity before the movie reveals it to you. Even if you haven't read the novel or seen any of the other film versions of it (and I haven't), most of the plot twists can be seen well in advance. (**1/2)


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