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The Hound of the Baskervilles (1988)

Unrated | | Crime, Drama, Horror | TV Movie 8 December 1988
When latest heir to the Baskerville estate seems to be threatened by a family curse, only the master detective, Sherlock Holmes, can find out the truth.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Raymond Adamson ...
Dr. Mortimer (as Neil Duncan)
Rosemary McHale ...
Kristoffer Tabori ...
Edward Romfourt ...
Philip Dettmer ...
Stephen Tomlin ...
Bernard Horsfall ...
Don McKillop ...
Vicar of Grimpen (as Donald McKillop)


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Did You Know?


In the Railway scene the "GWR" No.5 is actually former Lambton Collieries No.5, an 0-6-2 Tank Loco Built by Robert Stephenson & Co. Ltd at Darlington (Works No.3377 of 1909). The Lambton Hetton & Joicey Colliery system was part of the large colliery systems in the North East of England, a system so large it even ran its own passenger service. See more »


When the hound attacks Selden, during the struggle there are scenes in which the victim changes from Selden to Sir Henry Baskerville. Seldon's head is shaved, while in parts of this scene, the victim obviously has a full head of hair. See more »


[first lines]
Dr. John Watson: Finished.
Dr. John Watson: Aah!
[picks up and studies walking stick]
Sherlock Holmes: [with his back to Watson] What do you make of it, Watson?
Dr. John Watson: What? Huh,I believe you've got eyes in the back of your head, Holmes.
Sherlock Holmes: Well, I have a well-polished coffee pot in front of me.
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Version of Der Hund von Baskerville, 4. Teil (1915) See more »

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Correct rendition based on the most famous Arthur Conan Doyle novel with an awesome Jerey Brett
16 February 2006 | by See all my reviews

Sherlock (Jeremy Brett) and Watson (Edward Hardwicke) are contracted by Doctor Mortimer (Neal Duncan) for the investigation a killing , the deceased Sr. Baskerville , who has been inherited by his brother Sir Henry (Kristoffer Tabori) . Watson goes to the mansion , there are the servants (Ronald Pickup) and he meets Stapleton (James Faulkner) and his sister . Meanwhile , an inmate has escaped and on the moor sounds the barking a savage beast .

This is an excellent film of the splendid Sherlock Holmes/Jeremy Brett TV series . It's a genuine ripping yarn with much suspense and intrigue . The film gets mystery , tension , detective action and packs an exciting deal of outstanding surprises with great lots of fun despite being a known story . Jeremy Brett's magnificent interpretation although the best Sherlock is forever Basil Rathbone . Brett plays as Holmes as an intelligent , obstinate , broody , pipesmoking sleuth , his acting is similar to Peter Cushing in television or Nicol Williamson (Seven-per-cent-solution) or Christopher Plummer(Murder by decree) in cinema . Here Dr. Watson isn't a botcher , bungler or clumsy partner incarnated by Nigel Bruce but a cunning and astute pal well represented by Edward Hardwicke who even achieved recently success as co-protagonist in Oliver Twist (Roman Polanski) . The movie has a creepy atmosphere specially when is developed on the moor where lives the fearful giant beast ; besides the London streets and 223 Baker Street house are well designed . The motion picture is accurately directed by Peter Hammond .

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