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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.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Sherlock Holmes
... Doctor Watson (as Andre Morell)
... Sir Henry
Marla Landi ... Cecile
David Oxley ... Sir Hugo
Francis De Wolff ... Doctor Mortimer
... Bishop
... Stapleton
... Barrymore
... Mrs. Barrymore
Sam Kydd ... Perkins
Michael Hawkins ... Lord Caphill
Judi Moyens ... Servant Girl
Michael Mulcaster ... Convict
... Servant
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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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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.66 : 1
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Animation techniques were first considered for introducing the hound, but cost factors prevented it so the production crew was forced to use a real dog. See more »

Goofs

When Doctor Watson is pulled out of the mire by Stapleton and Cecile, he is covered in mud up to his shoulders. However, in the next scene, when he gets off Stapleton's cart at Baskerville Hall, the front part of his jacket (not covered by the blanket) is completely clean. See more »

Quotes

Stapleton: What do you expect to find down here, Mr. Holmes?
Sherlock Holmes: What one expects to find under the ground. Bones, perhaps?
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Version of Moken no himitsu (1924) See more »

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The Definitive Holmes and Watson.
24 March 2005 | by See all my reviews

Although this version of the story differs from the original novel, there is much to recommend it for. The film is well paced and atmospheric but it's greatest strength is the excellent cast, particularly the three leads. It's nice to see Christopher Lee playing the romantic role as a change to his usual monsters and Peter Cushing is brilliant as Holmes, his performance being the definitive as he makes the character believable and interesting. This film also features the best ever casting of Dr Watson. Andre Morell moves away from the bumbling fool of other Holmes films and makes Watson intelligent, capable and even dashing. Morell's charismatic performance is all the more welcome as 'Hounds' is the story which puts Watson centre stage for most of the plot. It's a shame he never played the part again as he and Cushing make the perfect Holmes and Watson. If only Hammer had made a series of Holmes films.


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