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Murder at the Baskervilles (1937)

Silver Blaze (original title)
Approved | | Crime, Mystery | 15 January 1941 (USA)
Sherlock Holmes takes a vacation and visits his old friend Sir Henry Baskerville. His vacation ends when he suddenly finds himself in the middle of a double-murder mystery. Now he's got to ... See full summary »

Director:

Thomas Bentley

Writer:

Arthur Conan Doyle (story "Silver Blaze") (as A. Conan Doyle)
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Complete credited cast:
Arthur Wontner ... Sherlock Holmes
Ian Fleming ... Dr. Watson
Lyn Harding ... Professor Moriarty
John Turnbull ... Inspector Lestrade
Robert Horton Robert Horton ... Col. Ross
Lawrence Grossmith Lawrence Grossmith ... Sir Henry Baskerville
Judy Gunn Judy Gunn ... Diana Baskerville
Arthur Macrae Arthur Macrae ... Jack Trevor
Arthur Goullet Arthur Goullet ... Col. Sebastian Moran
Martin Walker Martin Walker ... James Straker
Eve Gray Eve Gray ... Mrs. Mary Straker
Gilbert Davis Gilbert Davis ... Miles Stanford
Minnie Rayner ... Mrs. Hudson
D.J. Williams D.J. Williams ... Silas Brown
Ralph Truman Ralph Truman ... Bert Prince
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Sherlock Holmes takes a vacation and visits his old friend Sir Henry Baskerville. His vacation ends when he suddenly finds himself in the middle of a double-murder mystery. Now he's got to find Professor Moriarty and the horse Silver Blaze before the great cup final horse race. Written by Ivar Agøy <ivara@colargol.tihlde.hist.no>

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Crime | Mystery

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 January 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Murder at the Baskervilles See more »

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| (TCM print)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Visatone Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Final screen appearance by Arthur Wontner as Sherlock Holmes. See more »

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Sherlock Holmes: [to Inspector Lestrade] We're old friends. I should hate to see you make such an ass of yourself as wrongfully to arrest the future son-in-law of Sir Henry Baskerville.
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Alternate Versions

Released in the USA in 1941 in a 65 minute version entitled "Murder At The Baskervilles". See more »

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Fear No.8
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Music by Adolph Hallis
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Fair Holmes
3 April 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Murder at the Baskervilles (1937)

** (out of 4)

Sherlock Holmes (Arthur Wontner) and Dr. Watson (Ian Fleming) investigate a kidnapped horse and the murder of its trainer. Wontner appeared as Holmes in six films, although two are now lost and this one here was the last in the series. I can't say I was really impressed with that much here, although there's one very good sequence when a car is following Holmes and tries to kill him. There's some nice tension in this scene but tension is missing throughout the rest of the film, which moves at a snail's pace. It takes twenty-six minutes for the actual mystery to start and all of the introductions leading up to it are rather bland and boring. The supporting cast doesn't help matters as they add very little to the movie. Wontner on the other hand is quite good as Holmes and he certainly makes me interested in the other films in the series.


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