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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.

Director:

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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Genres:

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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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 »

Quotes

[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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Good film; fine acting
13 June 2005 | by murdoch1111See all my reviews

"The Hound of the Baskervilles" is not my favorite Sherlock Holmes film: There are problems with the hound no matter how it is portrayed, and the violence in the film is disturbing. "The Hound" has perhaps suffered from overexposure; it is by all odds the most famous of the Sherlock Holmes tales. It lacks the substance of other full-length Holmes films, such as "The Sign of Four" and "The Master Blackmailer." And it lacks the horror of "The Last Vampire," which Conan Doyle wrote as a tribute to his friend Bram Stoker, the celebrated author of "Dracula."

The acting in the Sherlock Holmes films is consistently good. For me as for many other people, Jeremy Brett was the quintessential Holmes. It is a pity he is no longer around to play the part, and an even greater pity that the Holmes films are being remade in what promises to be a greatly inferior version.


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