Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Hound of the Baskervilles

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Hound of the Baskervilles

DVD - 2004
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The first of the fourteen Sherlock Holmes films starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce. After learning the history of the Baskerville curse from the hirsute Dr. Mortimer, Sherlock Holmes takes upon himself the responsibility of protecting sole heir Henry Baskerville from suffering the same fate as his ancestors: a horrible death at the fangs of the huge hound of Grimpen Moor. Unable to head to Baskerville mansion immediately, Holmes sends his colleague Dr. Watson to act as his surrogate. What Watson doesn't know is that Holmes, donning several clever disguises, is closely monitoring the activities of everyone in and around the estate
Publisher: [Orland Park, Ill.] : MPI Home Video, 2004
ISBN: 9780788605185
Branch Call Number: DVD Sherlock
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (80 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet


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Aug 07, 2017

I wonder if Sherlock Holmes has been portrayed on screen more time than any other character? Adaptations date back almost to the beginning of the cinema and just off the top of my head he's been played by Robert Downey Jr., Jeremy Brett, Lucy Liu, Rupert Everett, Peter Cushing, and Benedict Cumberbatch. Nobody played him more than South African-born Basil Rathbone, who did 14 films with Nigel Bruce as Watson. This 1939 version of Conan Doyle's famous novel is faithful and fun, if a little musty. John Carradine and Lionel Atwill co-star.


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