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The Hound of the Baskervilles (1988)

Unrated | | Crime, Drama, Horror | TV Movie 8 December 1988
When the latest heir to the Baskerville estate seems to be threatened by a family curse, only the master detective, Sherlock Holmes, can find out the truth.

Director:

Brian Mills

Writers:

Arthur Conan Doyle (novel) (as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle), John Hawkesworth (developed for television by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeremy Brett ... Sherlock Holmes
Edward Hardwicke ... Dr. John Watson
Raymond Adamson ... Sir Charles Baskerville
Alastair Duncan ... Dr. Mortimer (as Neil Duncan)
Ronald Pickup ... Barrymore
Rosemary McHale Rosemary McHale ... Mrs. Barrymore
Kristoffer Tabori ... Sir Henry Baskerville
Edward Romfourt Edward Romfourt ... Purser
James Faulkner ... Stapleton
Philip Dettmer Philip Dettmer ... Pageboy
Stephen Tomlin Stephen Tomlin ... Perkins
Fiona Gillies ... Beryl Stapleton
Bernard Horsfall ... Frankland
Don McKillop Don McKillop ... Vicar of Grimpen (as Donald McKillop)
William Ilkley ... Selden
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Storyline

Sir Charles Baskerville dies on the moor under mysterious circumstances and rumors abound about a demonic hound. When the American heir arrives to take charge, a family friend calls in Holmes and Watson to get to the heart of the mystery. Written by Kathy Li

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Horror | Mystery

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 December 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A sátán kutyája See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Granada Television, WGBH See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The "arena scene" mimics Paget's illustrations from the book. See more »

Goofs

When the hound attacks Selden, during the struggle there are scenes in which the victim changes from Selden to Sir Henry Baskerville. Seldon's head is shaved, while in parts of this scene, the victim obviously has a full head of hair. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Dr. John Watson: Finished.
[stretching]
Dr. John Watson: Aah!
[picks up and studies walking stick]
Sherlock Holmes: [with his back to Watson] What do you make of it, Watson?
Dr. John Watson: What? Huh,I believe you've got eyes in the back of your head, Holmes.
Sherlock Holmes: Well, I have a well-polished coffee pot in front of me.
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Version of The Hound of the Baskervilles (1931) See more »

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Another superb adaptation
21 September 2001 | by ListerUK2001See all my reviews

Jeremy Brett is as ever perfect as Holmes, so it's a shame he's not in it as much as I'd like. Edward Hardwick as Watson is his usual reliable self and manages to hold the viewer's attention. Some great scenes and first class acting aside, the production is a little slow. This will not bother anyone who has watched the Granada productions of Holmes stories before, but should be pointed out that this is a faithful retelling of Conan Doyles' original and not a fast paced, inaccurate Hollywood version. Overall the feature length episodes have never been as entertaining as the shorter series episodes, but this is still far more enjoyable than any other adaptation.


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