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The Hound of the Baskervilles (1980)

The Hound of the Baskervilles





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The concept behind the 1977 Hound of the Baskervilles involved having "underground" director Paul Morrissey bring an irreverent slant to the original Sherlock Holmes mystery. The film thus casts Peter Cook and Dudley Moore as Holmes and Watson, with such reliable British performers as Terry-Thomas, Joan Greenwood, Denholm Elliott, Hugh Griffith, Spike Milligan, and Roy Kinnear in cameos. Producer Michael White took on the project; it mirrored his previous experience of combining spoofery and fidelity to source material with Monty Python's Jabberwocky. Examples of the film's zaniness include the casting of a lovable Irish wolfhound as the "deadly" Baskerville mastiff and having Holmes and Watson speak in thick provincial accents. For its American release, Hound of the Baskervilles was whittled down to 78 minutes, with several of its scenes out of sequence. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovimore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Action & Adventure, Television, Horror, Art House & International, Comedy
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On DVD: Dec 7, 2004


Peter Cook
as Sherlock Holmes
Dudley Moore
as Dr.Watson/Mr. Spiggo...
Denholm Elliott
as Stapleton
Joan Greenwood
as Beryl Stapleton
as Dr. Mortimer
Max Wall
as Arthur Barrymore
Irene Handl
as Mrs. Barrymore
Kenny Williams
as Sir Henry Baskervill...
Hugh Griffith
as Frankland
Roy Kinnear
as Ethel Seldon
Penelope Keith
as Massage Parlor Recep...
Spike Milligan
as Policeman
Dana Gillespie
as Beryl Stapleton
Jessie Matthews
as Mrs. Tinsdale
Rita Webb
as Elder masseuse
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Critic Reviews for The Hound of the Baskervilles

All Critics (2) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | February 19, 2003
Empire Magazine

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.

The Shrewlord

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