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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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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
... 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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1.66 : 1
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André Morell later voiced Elrond in The Lord of the Rings (1978). John Le Mesurier voiced Bilbo in the BBC Radio production of The Lord of the Rings, and Christopher Lee played Saruman in Peter Jackson's films. The last one featured Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, who play Holmes and Watson on Sherlock, which also retold the Baskerville story. See more »

Goofs

The chessboard is set up incorrectly (the rightmost square on the first rank is supposed to be white, not black). See more »

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Sherlock Holmes: My professional charges are upon a fixed scale. I do not vary them, except when I remit them altogether.
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Cushing and Lee...their the reason I watched this one.
8 March 2004 | by See 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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