The Hound of the Baskervilles (1988 TV Movie)
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.
Sherlock Holmes: You impress me, Doctor Mortimer. Was there anything else?
Dr. Mortimer: Yes.
Sherlock Holmes: Footprints? A man or a woman's?
Dr. Mortimer: Mr. Holmes, they were the footprints of a gigantic hound!
[Stapleton and Dr. Watson are talking about the beauties and dangers of the great Grimpen Mire when an distant, unearthly howling is heard]
Stapleton: The moor is full of noises.
Dr. John Watson: But what was it?
Stapleton: The peasants say it is the Hound of the Baskervilles calling for its prey.
Sherlock Holmes: It may be that you are not yourself luminous but you are a conductor of light. Some people without possessing genius have a remarkable power for stimulating it. I... I confess that, my dear fellow, I'm very much in your debt.
Dr. Mortimer: You interest me very much, Mr. Holmes. I had hardly expected so dolichocephalic a skull, or such well-marked supra-orbital development. Would you have any objection to my running my finger along your parietal fissure?
Sherlock Holmes: *Please*, Dr. Mortimer.
Dr. Mortimer: A cast of your skull Sir, until the original becomes available?
[Holmes bursts into laughter]
Dr. Mortimer: It is not my intention to be fulsome, but I confess, I covet your skull.
Sherlock Holmes: Behave and sit down, Dr. Mortimer.
[Gesturing to the chair]
Dr. Mortimer: [dog sits beside Mr. Mortimer] Spot. Yes, good boy.
Sherlock Holmes: Well, I presume it was not your phrenological passion which drew you to Baker Street.
Dr. Mortimer: Unfortunately it was not, Sir.
Sherlock Holmes: It's an ugly, dangerous business, Watson. Believe me, I shall be very glad to have you back safe and sound at Baker Street once more.
Sherlock Holmes: It is a worthy setting if the devil did decide to dabble in the affairs of men.
Sir Henry Baskerville: I thought we had a chance of getting to the bottom of this business. All we seem to have done is compound a felony.
Dr. John Watson: I would to God that Holmes were here. Why does he not come?
Sir Henry Baskerville: [about Beryl Stapleton] There's a light in her eyes that speaks louder than words.
Dr. Mortimer: If it's one animal on this planet which I cannot abide it is a rabbit.
Dr. John Watson: Really?
Dr. Mortimer: Rabbits burrow.
Dr. Mortimer: If there's to be danger, then... two guns will be better than one.
Sherlock Holmes: When I see a cigarette stub marked Bradley, Oxford Street, I know my friend Watson is in the neighborhood. Be careful of that gun.
Dr. John Watson: I thought you were in Baker Street working on that case of blackmail.
Sherlock Holmes: That is what I wished you to think.
Dr. John Watson: [looking at the stew Holmes has made] It's quite disgusting, Holmes.
Sherlock Holmes: Yes. Yes, it is. Well, it's better when it's hot.
Sherlock Holmes: This case possesses features which are entirely its own.