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The Hound of the Baskervilles (1983)

Sherlock Holmes comes to the aid of his friend Henry Baskerville, who is under a family curse and menaced by a demonic dog that prowls the bogs near his estate and murders people.

Director:

Douglas Hickox

Writer:

Charles Edward Pogue (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ian Richardson ... Sherlock Holmes
Donald Churchill ... Dr. John Watson
Denholm Elliott ... Dr. Mortimer
Glynis Barber ... Beryl Stapleton
Brian Blessed ... Geoffrey Lyons
Eleanor Bron ... Mrs. Barrymore
Edward Judd ... Barrymore
Ronald Lacey ... Inspector Lestrade
Martin Shaw ... Sir Henry Baskerville
Connie Booth ... Laura Lyons
Eric Richard ... Cabbie
Michael Burrell Michael Burrell ... Shop Owner
Cindy O'Callaghan Cindy O'Callaghan ... Maid
Peter Rutherford Peter Rutherford ... Selden
Francesca Gonshaw ... Young Girl in Mire
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Sherlock Holmes comes to the aid of his friend Henry Baskerville, who is under a family curse and menaced by a demonic dog that prowls the bogs near his estate and murders people.

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Trivia

The character of "Geoffrey Lyons" does not appear in the original novel, nor is there any equivalent character. The scene where he bends a poker to impress Holmes with his strength is derived from another Sherlock Holmes story, "The Speckled Band". See more »

Goofs

At 29min of the movie, when they travel in the moor to arrive to the house of Baskervilles, you can see a small aircraft, kind of Cessna, far away in the sky, moving from left to right. It's tiny but clearly visible. See more »

Quotes

Sherlock Holmes: But without the imagination Watson, there would be no horror.
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Connections

Version of The Hound of the Baskervilles (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Lilly Of Laguna
(uncredited)
Music by Leslie Stuart
De Wolfe Music Ltd
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Are we the only ones who noticed?
7 December 2011 | by andy-sniderSee all my reviews

Having watched the film I had to check the IDMB reviews..

and, Yes, I agree, overall an enjoyable film but am I the only one to notice that Martin Shaws performance has been dubbed? Listen and watch closely. Certainly not his voice, (even allowing for an American accent,) and the lip sync is slightly out on occasions.

However this only detracts slightly from the film.Ian Richardson certainly holds the whole thing together with a fine performance. The village scenes are possibly over populated but I get the feeling that the production is aimed also at the American market and therefore some aspects of English country life have been over emphasised to fall in line with the American view of our country.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 November 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Company Credits

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Mapleton Films See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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