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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.

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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 Francesca Gonshaw ... Young Girl in Mire
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Storyline

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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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 November 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Baskervilles hund See more »

Company Credits

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Mapleton Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Colour)

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

Nigel Stock was offered the role of Dr. Watson but he turned it down. He had previously played the character in Sherlock Holmes (1964). See more »

Goofs

It is impossible to completely sink in quicksand. If a person ever gets caught in quicksand, the furthest they would sink is up to their waist. See more »

Quotes

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

Version of Der Hund von Baskerville (1929) See more »

Soundtracks

Lilly Of Laguna
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Music by Leslie Stuart
De Wolfe Music Ltd
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Brilliant!
3 June 2001 | by ChrisHawk78See all my reviews

It really is a disaster that only SIGN and HOUN were filmed with Ian Richardson. No other has been portraying Holmes in such a smooth and witty way - not even Rathbone whom I always considered a bit too perfect and too cold. The setting is a worthy one and the costumes in the Hound of the Baskervilles just as in Sign of the Four are brilliant and the acting of all the characters is quite convincing. Unfortunately Watson is a shade too Brucian. I think it is a pity that some characters like Arthur Frankland were left out in the film and the situation of the latter's daughter, Mrs Lyons (beautifully portrayed by Connie Booth of `Fawlty Towers' fame) was changed. Yet the addition of the character Geoffrey Lyons is of interest. Brian Blessed gives his wife a real hard time and a spot of trouble to Holmes and Lestrade. Denholm Elliot is a nice choice as Mortimer as are Shaw and Clay in their roles. The telling of the legend in the beginning is excellently done, by the way and leaves nothing to wish for. 9 out of 10.


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