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The Hound of the Baskervilles

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Original title
The Hound of the Baskervilles
Year
Running time
87 min.
Country
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Director
Screenwriter
Peter Bryan (Novel: Arthur Conan Doyle)
Music
James Bernard
Cinematography
Jack Asher
Cast
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Producer
United Artists presents a Hammer Films production
Genre
Horror. Mystery | Sherlock Holmes. Dogs/Wolves
Movie Groups
Sherlock Holmes | Arthur Conan Doyle Adaptations
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Synopsis / Plot
Sherlock Holmes gets the Gothic treatment in this mix of mystery and supernatural horror from Britain’s Hammer Films. Peter Cushing is perfectly cast as the great detective, the very embodiment of science and reason (which also made him a great Van Helsing in the Dracula series) in a case wound around a legacy of aristocratic cruelty and a devilish dog wandering the swampy moors. Christopher Lee is a less satisfying fit as the last of the Baskervilles, as he waffles between fear and apathetic disregard, but Andre Morell is a fine Dr. Watson and a far cry from Nigel Bruce’s sweet bumbler from the Hollywood incarnation of the 1940s. Director Terence Fisher was Hammer’s top stylist and the film drips with the mood of the moors, mist hanging in the air, the dying vegetation itself threatening to come to life and trap the next unwary traveler.
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