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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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... Sherlock Holmes
... Dr. John Watson
... Dr. Mortimer
... Beryl Stapleton
... Geoffrey Lyons
... Mrs. Barrymore
... Barrymore
... Inspector Lestrade
... Sir Henry Baskerville
... Laura Lyons
... Cabbie
Michael Burrell ... Shop Owner
Cindy O'Callaghan ... Maid
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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3 November 1983 (USA)  »

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En route to Baskerville Hall, Watson meets Lestrade who is curious as to why he is in town. Watson replies he is there for "the sailing" and when Lestrade tells him there is none, Watson replies "I must have been misinformed." This is similar to Bogart's reply to Claude Rains when the latter tells him there are no waters in Casablanca (1942). See more »

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When Baskerkerville and the others arrive on the moor, whilst they are discussing grimpen mire, a plane can be seen flying in the distance. See more »

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Sherlock Holmes: But without the imagination Watson, there would be no horror.
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Version of The Hound of the Baskervilles (1921) See more »

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A Fine Old English Gentleman
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Traditional
Arranged by Frank Spencer
De Wolfe Music Ltd
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Best version of The Hound!
1 October 2006 | by See all my reviews

Without doubt the best incarnation of this often repeated Sherlock Holmes story. Later versions don't come close to this one. Very well filmed, dark & suspenseful with well chosen locations & well thought out set pieces, particularly the hound chases & the final showdown in the mire. Sets are very well designed & filmed for a picture of this era, real effort has gone into this part of it - it actually looks like the outdoor scenes are really outdoors!

Ian Richardson excels as Holmes & Martin Shaw is an excellent Henry Baskerville. The supporting roles are also very well cast, with an excellent British line up of players, Denholm Elliot making a fine Dr. Mortimer & Brian Blessed a memorable Geoffrey Lyons.

I would also recommend watching "The Sign of Four", which was made around the same time with Ian Richardson again playing Holmes. Shame that "Study in Scarlet" & "Valley of Fear" were not made as part of the same series.


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