The Hound of the Baskervilles (1980) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Hound of the Baskervilles (1980)

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This filmed version of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's beloved Sherlock Holmes tale is a spoof. In the story, Holmes and Watson are ill-spoken provincials rather than the elegant Londoners of the original stories. The Hound, when it is found, turns out to be a large but lovable pooch.

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Cast

Peter Cook
as Sherlock Holmes
Dudley Moore
as Dr.Watson/Mr. Spiggot/Mrs. Ada Holmes
Denholm Elliott
as Stapleton
Joan Greenwood
as Beryl Stapleton
Terry-Thomas
as Dr. Mortimer
Max Wall
as Mr. Barrymore
Irene Handl
as Mrs. Barrymore
Kenneth Williams
as Sir Henry Baskerville
Kenny Williams
as Sir Henry Baskerville
Hugh Griffith
as Frankland
Penelope Keith
as Massage Parlor Receptionist
Spike Milligan
as Baskerville Police Force
Jessie Matthews
as Mrs. Tinsdale
Rita Webb
as Elder masseuse
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Critic Reviews for The Hound of the Baskervilles

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (1)

Truly one of the crummiest movies ever made.

February 9, 2006 | Full Review…
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Morrissey is a notoriously unpredictable director, but in this case it's the shoddy screenplay, co-written by Morrissey, Cook and Moore, that is to blame.

March 26, 2018 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

It's basically 'Carry On Sherlock', and it does the memory of all concerned no favours.

March 26, 2018 | Rating: 1/10 | Full Review…

This tasteless spoof of the famous Sherlock Holmes tale stars Peter Cook and Dudley Moore as Holmes and Watson in a seemingly endless string of unfunny jokes told at the expense of Doyle's characters.

March 26, 2018 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

The irritating paradox is of course that there is always money available for trash such as The Hound of the Baskervilles. The problem with this is not that it's frivolous but that it's so desperately unfunny.

March 26, 2018 | Full Review…

A bizarre teaming of Warhol Factory director Paul Morrissey with a cast of top-rate British comedians, this founders badly.

February 19, 2003 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Hound of the Baskervilles

Spoof version of the classic Sherlock Holmes story with a strong cast of well knowns. Completely devoid of laughs - and if a spoof with a theoretically good cast has no laughs then it is just tiresomely self indulgent - tiresome indeed.

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