The Hound of the Baskervilles

The Hound of the Baskervilles

Downloadable Video - 1959
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In this spellbinding Sherlock Holmes mystery, Peter Cushing stars as the great detective who must unlock the mystery of a hound's horrible cry and the systematic deaths of generations of Baskervilles.
Publisher: [United States]: MGM , 1959.
Branch Call Number: eVideo hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 86 min.)) : sd., col.
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SusyHendrix
Sep 07, 2018

A shame Peter Cushing never got to play Sherlock Holmes after this movie: he's fantastic in the part! The film itself is entertaining, giving a gothic horror tinge to the story with plenty of blood (at least, by 1950s standards). I loved the use of color and the period details.

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Derringer
Feb 05, 2018

If you like Sherlock Holmes' stories that include an edge of terror in their plot-lines, then "The Hound of the Baskervilles" (from 1959) should keep you on the edge of your seat as the mystery to this family curse is inevitably solved by our #1 detective of the Victorian era.

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Me_Tarzan
Jan 23, 2018

(*Sir Hugo Baskerville quote*) - "May the Hounds of Hell take me if I can't hunt her down!"

Considering that this decidedly tame and restrained "horror" film was originally released in 1959 - Its story of escalating terror (that surrounded the Baskerville curse) was still quite eerie and effective, in the long run.

Filmed in rich Technicolour tones - This "Hammer Studio" presentation (which was based on a "Sherlock Holmes" story originally written by Arthur Conan Doyle) - Clearly had very high production-values, as well as plenty of clever dialogue to keep the viewer pleasantly entertained.

Anyway - I'd say that actor, Peter Cushing made for a very believable Sherlock Holmes - And, yes - Christopher Lee was equally convincing as Sir Henry Baskerville, too.

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lukasevansherman
Aug 03, 2017

1959 adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's most famous Sherlock Holmes story. Peter Cushing, most recognizable as Grand Moff Tarkin from "Star Wars," is Holmes, Andre Morrell is Watson, and Christopher Lee is Baskerville. I'm not sure who played the hound. It's a faithful, slightly dull, adaptation that's enlivened by the performers. It was produced by Hammer Films, better known for their horror movies. Lee and Cushing were frequent co-stars and it's always fun to see them together. Director Terence Fisher also worked with Lee and Cushing on "Horror of Dracula" and "The Mummy."

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