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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
Arguably the single best Holmes film of the set of 14. The atmosphere adds to the films great storyline. Read morePublished 1 month ago by The Purple Heart
Love this! This was the very first film starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce.Published 1 month ago by MTHERMAN
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 3 months 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 5 months ago by Ben Milton