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The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959)

Not Rated | | Horror , Mystery | 3 July 1959 (USA)
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When a nobleman is threatened by a family curse on his newly inherited estate, detective Sherlock Holmes is hired to investigate.

Director:

Terence Fisher

Writers:

Arthur Conan Doyle (based on the novel by) (as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle), Peter Bryan (screenplay by)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Peter Cushing ... Sherlock Holmes
André Morell ... Doctor Watson (as Andre Morell)
Christopher Lee ... Sir Henry
Marla Landi ... Cecile
David Oxley ... Sir Hugo
Francis De Wolff Francis De Wolff ... Doctor Mortimer
Miles Malleson ... Bishop
Ewen Solon ... Stapleton
John Le Mesurier ... Barrymore
Helen Goss ... Mrs. Barrymore
Sam Kydd ... Perkins
Michael Hawkins Michael Hawkins ... Lord Caphill
Judi Moyens ... Servant Girl
Michael Mulcaster Michael Mulcaster ... Convict
David Birks ... Servant
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Storyline

Returning to his family's manor house on the lonely moors after his father dies under mysterious circumstances, Sir Henry Baskerville is confronted with the mystery of the supernatural hound that supposedly takes revenge upon the Baskerville family. The famous detective Sherlock Holmes and his assistant Dr. Watson are brought in to investigate. Written by Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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Horror | Mystery

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Country:

UK

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

3 July 1959 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Production Co:

Hammer Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Ontario)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor) (uncredited)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Prior to appearing together in the Hammer movies, Peter Cushing and Sir Christopher Lee appeared together in Hamlet (1948) and Moulin Rouge (1952). The directors of those movies, Sir Laurence Olivier and John Huston, played Holmes' nemesis, Professor Moriarty, in The Seven-Per-Cent Solution (1976) and Sherlock Holmes in New York (1976). See more »

Goofs

In the prologue, after Sir Hugo has stabbed the girl on the moor, there is no blood on the knife, but after he has been attacked by the hound and drops the knife, a close up reveals it to be covered in blood. See more »

Quotes

Sherlock Holmes: In a case such as this, everyone is suspect - even Sir Henry.
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Cushing and Lee...their the reason I watched this one.
8 March 2004 | by Aaron1375See all my reviews

I would normally not even attempt to watch a Sherlock movie, but seeing as how Peter Cushing was Sherlock and Lee was in it too I decided to give this one a try. Suffice to say I was not disappointed as both were very good in their respective roles as was the fellow who played Watson. This one has Sherlock investigating a curse that kills the head of a family named the Baskervilles. The next target is Lee's character after he inherits his uncle's house after his untimely death. The movie moves at a very brisk pace and is a bit predictable, but still executed very well (though they never explained the doctors part in the movie). There is also a scene at the end I found rather amusing as Sherlock and a couple of others are standing on a hill and this person is sinking in quicksand. They don't really make much of a movie to save the person even though they clearly could. All in all though this one is a well acted move that was interesting to watch.


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