The Hound of the Baskervilles (1939)
Average Rating: 7.6/10
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Release Date: Mar 31, 1939 Wide
Average Rating: 3.6/5
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Though it takes a few liberties with the Arthur Conan Doyle original -- not the least of which is turning Sherlock Holmes into the second lead -- The Hound of the Baskervilles ranks as one of the best screen versions of this oft-told tale. After learning the history of the Baskerville curse from the hirsute Dr. Mortimer (Lionel Atwill), Sherlock Holmes (Basil Rathbone) takes upon himself the responsibility of protecting sole heir Henry Baskerville (top-billed Richard Greene) from suffering the
Mar 31, 1939 Wide
Apr 27, 2004
20th Century Fox
Sir Henry Baskervill...
James Mortimer M.D.
Mrs. Jenifer Mortime...
Sir Hugo Baskerville
Nigel De Brulier
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It was the first in the long-running Basil Rathbone-Nigel Bruce teaming in the Sherlock Holmes series.
Creative license aside, this film triumphs because it belongs enduringly to Basil Rathbone.
Great mystery, sparked by superbly cast stars
A bit more Hollywood than Arthur Conan Doyle might have envisioned, but darned entertaining nonetheless.
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