Murder at the Baskervilles (Silver Blaze) (1937)





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In this Sherlock Holmes mystery, the great detective and Dr. Watson must look into the puzzling theft of a valuable race horse that resulted in the murder of the groom.
Action & Adventure , Classics , Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Arthur Wontner
as Sherlock Holmes
Ian Fleming
as Dr. Watson
Lyn Harding
as Prof. Moriarty
John Turnbull
as Insp. Lestrade
Robert Horton
as Col. Ross
Lawrence Grossmith
as Sir Henry Baskerville
Judy Gunn
as Diana Baskerville
Arthur Macrae
as Jack Trevor
Arthur Goullet
as Col. Sebastian Moran
Martin Walker
as John Straker
Eve Gray
as Mrs. Straker
Gilbert Davis
as Miles Stamford
Minnie Rayner
as Mrs. Hudson
D.J. Williams
as Silas Brown
Ralph Truman
as Bert Prince
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Critic Reviews for Murder at the Baskervilles (Silver Blaze)

All Critics (1)

Enjoyable standard Sherlock Holmes fare that could have been better if not for the tepid direction.

Full Review… | November 15, 2008
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Audience Reviews for Murder at the Baskervilles (Silver Blaze)

The video quality was pretty bad on this one. Often the bright white parts of the image including characters' faces were glaring so much you couldn't make out what was happening. I thought the US title being changed to Murder at the Baskervilles was a cheap way of trying to get more profit out of an audience's assumed association with the more famous Sherlock Holmes mystery Hound of the Baskervilles. This mystery was not nearly on the same level. Holmes and Watson and the other familiar characters are again pushed into the 1930's with the dress and technology expected of that time rather than recreating Arthur Conan Doyle's London of the 1880s-1900s. The acting is not as strong. The viewing audience is not given the chance to share in Holmes' observations, but instead theories pop out of Holmes' head seemingly whenever he wishes to cause a look of confusion and awe on the faces of his colleagues. The script was not very thrilling or well constructed. The focus was very much on attempting to show humorous exchanges between the clueless Lestrade and a condescending Holmes. Also Holmes appears to be a conspiracy theorist more in this story by the way he talks about a Moriarty that no one believes exists.

Byron Brubaker
Byron Brubaker

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I'm not a fan of Sherlock Holmes, but I'm watching 30s movies so I thought I'd give it a try. It didn't surprise me or encourage me to like Holmes, it was a routine mystery movie. I don't recommend this one.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

More commonly known as Silver Blaze. It's another good Sherlock Holmes tale, this one tends to wander a bit now and then but it is still interesting and well done. Arthur Wonter is not as good as Basil Rathbone as Sherlock, but he does well.

James Higgins
James Higgins

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