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The most celebrated tale of Sir Arthur Conan Doyles canon, The Hound of the Baskervilles is set in the Victorian Age and was originally released by Twentieth Century-Fox in 1939. It is the first of fourteen Sherlock Holmes films starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce.
When Sir Charles Baskerville is killed outside of Baskerville Hall, his good friend Dr. Mortimer (Lionel Atwill) fears that the curse of the Baskervilles has struck once again. Mortimer enlists the help of Sherlock Holmes (Basil Rathbone), before yet another Baskerville can succumb to the evil legend.
Sir Henry Baskerville (Richard Greene) arrives in London to claim his inheritance. Mortimer takes Sir Henry to 221b Baker Street and expresses his fear for Sir Henrys life. Baskerville soon learns that along with the grand mansion on the moor, comes a devilish curse, a curious butler (John Carradine) and a cast of bizarre neighbors.
Holmes, pressed with "other business," sends Dr. Watson (Nigel Bruce) to accompany Sir Henry to the dreary moor to protect the young Baskerville from the legend of the wicked hound. Of course, with danger afoot, Sherlock Holmes may not be so far from the scene as is assumed.
-Audio Commentary with David Stuart Davies
-Selected Theatrical Trailers
-Production Notes By Richard Valley
Run Time - 80 minutes
This movie scared the hell out of me when I was a kid, but not now! Pretty good if you like old black and white movies.Published 1 month ago by T. Martin
Basil Rathbone is to Sherlock Holmes, what Christopher Reeve is to Superman. He gives us a smart, dismissive Holmes. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Ben Milton
How can this version be criticized? Will never comprehend it... I've seen newer versions - the Sherlock Holmes on PBS is admirable. Robert Downey Jr. as Sherlock Holmes? Read morePublished 6 months ago by Kandy Langford
My husband wanted this movie and we had so much fun watching it. It's an oldie but a goodie!
If you like old black and white mystery movies - you'll love this one.