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The Hound of the Baskervilles

  • Drama
  • 1959
  • Terence Fisher
  • 84 mins
  • PG
    More info: UK: General viewing, but some scenes may be unsuitable for young children

Summary

Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson are asked to protect the last remaining member of the aristocratic Baskerville family, who is believed to be the target of a monstrous spectral hound roaming the remote Devon moors. Hammer version of Arthur Conan Doyle's mystery, starring Peter Cushing, Andre Morrell, Christopher Lee, John Le Mesurier and Miles Malleson.

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Review

Rating: 5 out of 5.

In this atmospheric tour de force, Hammer horror and the fabulous logic of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle prove the perfect match in what was the first Sherlock Holmes adventure after the Universal series featuring Basil Rathbone ended in 1946 with Dressed to Kill, and also the first in colour. Director Terence Fisher (who was behind the camera for Hammer's revival of classic Universal monsters such as Frankenstein, Dracula and the Mummy) weaves a darkly romantic gothic spell around the dreaded hound from hell that stalks the foggy moors on the lookout for members of the cursed Baskerville family. Peter Cushing gives one of his finest ever performances as the unflappable Baker Street sleuth, and he has fantastic support from André Morell as Dr Watson and Christopher Lee, who's on top haunted form as Sir Henry.

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Language
English
Guidance
Edited for violence
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour

Credits

Cast

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Sherlock HolmesPeter Cushing
Dr WatsonAndré Morell
Sir HenryChristopher Lee
CecileMarla Landi
StapletonEwen Solon
Dr MortimerFrancis De Wolff
Bishop FranklandMiles Malleson
BarrymoreJohn Le Mesurier
Sir Hugo BaskervilleDavid Oxley

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DirectorTerence Fisher
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