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The Hound of the Baskervilles (1988)

When the latest heir to the Baskerville estate seems to be threatened by a family curse, only the master detective, Sherlock Holmes, can find out the truth.

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Brian Mills

Writers:

Arthur Conan Doyle (novel) (as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle), John Hawkesworth (developed for television by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeremy Brett ... Sherlock Holmes
Edward Hardwicke ... Dr. John Watson
Raymond Adamson ... Sir Charles Baskerville
Alastair Duncan ... Dr. Mortimer (as Neil Duncan)
Ronald Pickup ... Barrymore
Rosemary McHale Rosemary McHale ... Mrs. Barrymore
Kristoffer Tabori ... Sir Henry Baskerville
Edward Romfourt Edward Romfourt ... Purser
James Faulkner ... Stapleton
Philip Dettmer Philip Dettmer ... Pageboy
Stephen Tomlin Stephen Tomlin ... Perkins
Fiona Gillies ... Beryl Stapleton
Bernard Horsfall ... Frankland
Don McKillop Don McKillop ... Vicar of Grimpen (as Donald McKillop)
William Ilkley ... Selden
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Storyline

Sir Charles Baskerville dies on the moor under mysterious circumstances and rumors abound about a demonic hound. When the American heir arrives to take charge, a family friend calls in Holmes and Watson to get to the heart of the mystery. Written by Kathy Li

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Crime | Drama | Horror | Mystery

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 December 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A sátán kutyája See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Granada Television,WGBH See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This tele-movie debuted in the same 1988 year as the Sherlock Holmes spoof theatrical feature film 'Without a Clue'. See more »

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This adaptation makes the usual error of giving Watson a Webley Mk VI .455 service revolver. Though it has the "look" of a 19th century revolver, it was not fielded by the British Army until 1915, almost thirty years after the story is set. See more »

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[first lines]
Dr. John Watson: Finished.
[stretching]
Dr. John Watson: Aah!
[picks up and studies walking stick]
Sherlock Holmes: [with his back to Watson] What do you make of it, Watson?
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Sherlock Holmes: Well, I have a well-polished coffee pot in front of me.
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Correct rendition based on the most famous Arthur Conan Doyle novel with an awesome Jeremy Brett
16 February 2006 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

Sherlock (Jeremy Brett) and Watson (Edward Hardwicke) are hired by Doctor Mortimer (Neal Duncan) for the investigation a killing , the deceased Sr. Baskerville , who has been inherited by his brother Sir Henry (Kristoffer Tabori) . Watson goes to the mansion , there are the servants (Ronald Pickup) and he meets Stapleton (James Faulkner) and his sister . Meanwhile , an inmate has escaped and on the moors sounds the barking a savage beast .

This is an excellent film of the splendid Sherlock Holmes/Jeremy Brett TV series . It's a genuine ripping yarn with much suspense and intrigue . The film gets mystery , tension , detective action and packs an exciting deal of outstanding surprises with great lots of fun , despite being a known story . Jeremy Brett's magnificent interpretation , although the best Sherlock is forever Basil Rathbone . Brett plays as Holmes as an intelligent , obstinate , broody , pipesmoking sleuth , his acting is similar to Peter Cushing in television or Nicol Williamson (Seven-per-cent-solution) or Christopher Plummer (Murder by decree) in cinema . Here Dr. Watson isn't a botcher , bungler or clumsy partner usually incarnated by Nigel Bruce , but a cunning and astute pal well incarnated by Edward Hardwicke who even achieved recently success as co-protagonist in Oliver Twist (by Roman Polanski) . The movie has a creepy as well as eerie atmosphere , specially when is developed on the moors where lives the fearful giant beast ; besides , the London streets and 223 Baker Street house are well designed . The motion picture was well directed by Peter Hammond .

Other versions about this notorious novel are the followings : 1939 classy recounting by Sidney Landfield with Richard Greene , Basil Rathbone , Nigel Bruce , Lionel Atwill , Wendy Barrie ; 1959 by Terence Fisher with Peter Cushing , Andre Morell and Christopher Lee ; 1977 spoof rendition by Paul Morissey with Peter Cooke and Dudley Moore ; 1983 by Douglas Hickox with Ian Richardson and Donald Churchill ; 2000 TV by Rodney Gibbons with Matt Frewer and Kenneth Welsh , 2002 retelling with Richard Roxbough and Richard Hart , among others .


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