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The Hound of the Baskervilles (1972)

Sherlock Holmes and his assistant, Dr. Watson, try to solve the murder of the heir to the Baskerville fortune.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Stewart Granger ... Sherlock Holmes
Bernard Fox ... Dr. Watson
William Shatner ... George Stapleton
Anthony Zerbe ... Dr. John Mortimer
Sally Ann Howes ... Laura Frankland
Jane Merrow ... Beryl Stapleton
Kenny Ireland Kenny Ireland ... Sir Henry Baskerville (as Ian Ireland)
John Williams ... Arthur Frankland
Alan Caillou ... Inspector Lestrade
Brendan Dillon ... Barrymore
Arline Anderson Arline Anderson ... Eliza Barrymore
Liam Dunn ... Messenger
Michael St. Clair Michael St. Clair ... Constable
Barry Bernard Barry Bernard ... Manager
Constance Cavendish Constance Cavendish ... Eel Monger


Sherlock Holmes and his assistant, Dr. Watson, try to solve the murder of the heir to the Baskerville fortune.

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Release Date:

12 February 1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sherlock Holmes: The Hound of the Baskervilles See more »

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Universal Television See more »
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Color (Technicolor)

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1.33 : 1
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This film was intended as a part of a revolving series of detectives, including Nick Carter starring Robert Conrad but poor ratings stopped that. See more »


Version of Der Hund von Baskerville (1914) See more »

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Not the real thing
19 June 2001 | by ChrisHawk78See all my reviews

And that is understated! The film does take a lot of liberty with the original story. But not only that. Stewart Granger who might not be a bad actor after all is certainly not a Shelock Holmes. And who in those days would have appointed a person as looking like Mortimer as Medical officer of any district in those days. I mean - why create a mysterious character where there is no need of one. One thing however is remarkable in this case. According to the book Mortimer is "a fellow under thirty". Anthony Zerbe was 36 when this film was made. Still older than the original Mortimer yet younger than Lionel Atwill in the film from '39 who was then 54 or Francis de Wolff who was 46 in ‘59 when Terence Fisher chose to make his film or Denholm Elliot in the '83 version who was then already 61. The Set has been commented on in several critics and there is nothing much to add to this. The costumes are all right, I guess (even if it seems that the whole male population of London was wearing Inverness Capes) but why did Holmes have to wear that ridiculous Bow-Tie in the beginning. One thing however should be mentioned: Bernard Fox. I have not seen any other performances of his but I did like him as Watson. He is not quite the bumbler as in many other Holmes films but has in fact some rather bright moments in this one. Anyway he is not unlike the Paget Watson.

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