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The Hound of the Baskervilles (1978)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Crime, Horror | November 1980 (USA)
A Sherlock Holmes spoof about a family that has been haunted for years by the curse of a horrible hound.

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... Sherlock Holmes
... Doctor Watson / Mrs. Ada Holmes / Mr. Spiggot / Piano Player
... Stapleton
... Beryl Stapleton
... Frankland
... Mrs. Barrymore
... Dr. Mortimer
... Arthur Barrymore
... Sir Henry Baskerville
... Selden the Axe Murderer
... Mary Frankland
Lucy Griffiths ... Iris
... Massage Receptionist
... Mrs. Tinsdale
... Glynis
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A Sherlock Holmes spoof about a family that has been haunted for years by the curse of a horrible hound.

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[first lines]
Nun: Monsieur le Doctor Watson, what is keeping Monsieur Holmes so long?
Doctor Watson: Oh, reassurez-vous yourselves sisters, your holy relic will be with you momentarily.
Nun: But we have been waiting almost one hour!
Doctor Watson: Mr. Holmes is a very busy man sister. Monsieur Holmes is an, erm, tres occupée sister.
Nun: But tomorrow is the festival of St Beryl, already thousands of blind cripples are flocking to the chapel hoping to kiss the relic. In the name of all the flocking blind cripples, I beseech you...
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Twelve String Ties
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Music by John Churston (pseudonym of H.M. Farrar)
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Horrible!
17 October 2004 | by See all my reviews

A wonderful cast are here involved in what must be the lowest point in all their careers.For some reason Dudley Moore plays Dr.Watson as a high voiced Welshman,and Peter Cook gives Holmes a "stage Jewish" accent!Made up of series of draggy sketches,everything but the kitchen sink gets thrown into the pot-including "The Exorcist" and Pete and Dud's "one leg short" sketch;the result is an incoherent mess.Most potentially amusing moments are killed dead by the sloppy approach of Paul Morrissey's direction.No attempt is made to capture the mystery of the original story, and the players shout,mug and flail around among pathetic threadbare sets.According to Harry Thompson's biography of Cook,Pete and Dud were deeply unhappy about Morrissey's approach to the material,and saw they'd got themselves into a disaster.

No wonder the off screen audience throw rotten vegetables at Dudley at the end.A truly stupid film. .....that rumbling noise whenever this film is shown is old Sir Arthur spinning in his grave!


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