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The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959)

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Release Date: Jul 3, 1959 Wide

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In the 17th century, the arrogant, cruel Hugo Baskerville (David Oxley) brutalizes a servant and prepares to turn the man's daughter over to his equally depraved companions, but she escapes. When he catches up with the girl in a ruined abbey, he kills her and then is attacked and killed himself by a huge hound that is never seen. The audience then learns that this story is being told in flashback to Sherlock Holmes (Peter Cushing) and Dr. Watson (Andre Morell) by Dr. Richard Mortimer (Francis

May 7, 2002

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Being a Hammer production, the cinematography is stylish and just gaudy enough, with that distinctive Hammer gothic plumage...

April 6, 2006 Full Review Source: DVDJournal.com
DVDJournal.com

Vivid, exciting Hammer production.

October 30, 2004
Kansas City Kansan

This classic is no dog!

September 20, 2002
Chico Enterprise-Record

They don't make Sherlock Holmes films better than this superbly cast and told 1959 version from Hammer Studios...

August 1, 2002 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

One of the best of all Sherlock Holmes films

July 30, 2002
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Audience Reviews for The Hound of the Baskervilles

Fantastic casting and superb direction make The Hound of the Baskervilles not only what I'm sure is one of the best Sherlock Holmes adaptations (actually, I'm nowhere nearly qualified enough to make that call -- this is the second Sherlock Holmes movie I've seen and I challenge you to guess what the first one was...) but one of the better Hammer productions. Given the talent involved, The Hound of the Baskervilles is everything you'd expect. Peter Cushing and Andre Morell are magnificent as Holmes and Watson and despite Christopher Lee's name in the cast, I wasn't too distracted by waiting for him to go bad and wasn't disappointed (um, spoiler alert) when he didn't. Really good stuff...
January 6, 2011
mjgildea

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I saw this movie on TV, I'm sure it's confusing enough without having the commercials interrupting all the time, but I really had a hard time following it. It wasn't bad, though, there were good actors too, it's just that the story is confusing throughout.
November 21, 2010
ajv2688

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A great British hammer horror starring Peter Cushing. Still my favourite version of this story!
March 5, 2010
Deano78

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Good whodunit
August 20, 2009
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