The Hound Of The Baskervilles (1959)
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When Sir Charles Baskerville dies unexpectedly, his nephew and heir Sir Henry returns from South Africa. Dr. Mortimer. the local doctor, is concerned about Sir Henry's safety as he is convinced that Sir Charles was literally frightened to death. He consults Sherlock Holmes and recounts the tale of one Sir Hugo Baskerville who, several generations previously, had been killed by a huge hound and which now is believed by some to be a curse on the family. Holmes agrees to take on the case and it almost immediately becomes apparent that Sir Henry's life is in danger. Holmes doesn't believe in the legend of the Baskervilles or the supposed curse place upon them and sets out to find a more practical solution.
Sherlock Holmes' Most Terrifying Adventure! [UK]
Title: Hound Of The Baskervilles, The
Release Date: July 03, 1959
Runtime: 87 mins
All Genres: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
IMDB Rating: 7.0
Buried.com Rating: 8 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With H
MPAA Rating: Approved
Peter Cushing ...Sherlock Holmes
Andre Morell ...Doctor John Watson (as Andre Morell)
Christopher Lee ...Sir Henry
Marla Landi ...Cecile Stapleton
David Oxley ...Sir Hugo Baskerville
Francis De Wolff ...Doctor Richard Mortimer (as Francis de Wolff)
Miles Malleson ...Bishop Frankland
Ewen Solon ...Stapleton
John Le Mesurier ...Barrymore
Helen Goss ...Mrs. Barrymore
Sam Kydd ...Perkins
Michael Hawkins ...Lord Caphill
Judi Moyens ...Servant Girl
Michael Mulcaster ...Selden - the Convict
David Birks ...Servant
Elizabeth Gott ...Mrs. Goodlippe
Ian Hewitson ...Lord Kingsblood
Anthony Nelson Keys
Arthur Conan Doyle
The Hound Of The Baskervilles Horror Film Trailer 1
More Movie Taglines:
- Sherlock Holmes' Most Terrifying Adventure! [UK]
- The Most Horror-Dripping TALE EVER WRITTEN!
- Sherlock Holmes faces terror and death on his greatest case
- Ten times the terror in Technicolor!
- Sir Hugo Baskerville: Let loose the pack!
Sir Hugo Baskerville: Let the hounds of Hell take me if I can't track her down!
Doctor Richard Mortimer: But this is remarkable! Sherlock Holmes: Superficial. There is nothing remarkable about using one's eyes.
Sherlock Holmes: Do you imagine that I can prevent the Powers of Darkness?
Sherlock Holmes: This is, I think, a two-pipe problem.
- The first Sherlock Holmes movie to be filmed in color.
This film was planned to be the first in a series of many Sherlock Holmes films starring Peter Cushing, produced by Hammer Films. The audience disapproved of a Hammer film without any monsters and failed to turn up. The planned series was then dropped.
For his role as Sherlock Holmes he of course had to have a pipe but as Peter Cushing was either a non-smoker or didn't like the taste of the pipe, he kept a glass of milk always to hand to remove the taste.
Feature film debut of Michael Hawkins.
The hound they used was a real dog called Colonel. On the set before the hound attacks Christopher Lee's character Sir Henry Baskerville, they could not get Colonel to jump on Lee, so they started to 'prod' him into action. Lee gave up and suddenly, Colonel lunged on him and bit right through one of his arms.
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