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The Hound of the Baskervilles (1939) was a Crime - Drama Film directed by Sidney Lanfield and produced by Darryl F. Zanuck and Gene Markey.

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Watching 1939: The Hound of the Baskervilles (1939)

on Apr 25, 2019 From Comet Over Hollywood

In 2011, I announced I was trying to see every film released in 1939. This new series chronicles films released in 1939 as I watch them.?As we start out this blog feature, this section may become more concrete as I search for a common thread that runs throughout each film of the year. Right now, tha... Read full article


1001 Classic Movies: The Hound of the Baskervilles (1939)

By Amanda Garrett on Oct 20, 2017 From Old Hollywood Films

The Hound of the Baskervilles (1939) is one of the 1001 classic movies you should see. This mystery stars Nigel Bruce (left) as Dr. John Watson and Basil Rathbone as detective Sherlock Holmes. Each week, I'm going to recommend a classic movie you should see (for the reasons behind the 1001 series... Read full article


The Hound of the Baskervilles (1939) with Basil Rathbone

By Greg Orypeck on Sep 5, 2015 From Classic Film Freak

Share This! ?Mr. Holmes, they were the footprints of a gigantic hound!??? Dr. Mortimer (Lionel Atwill) to Sherlock Holmes (Basil Rathbone) Now, with the 2015 release of Mr. Holmes and a new, if older Sherlock Holmes in Ian McKellen, it seems appropriate to look back seventy-five years, to an earlier... Read full article


The Hound of the Baskervilles

By Barry P. on Mar 16, 2014 From Cinematic Catharsis

(1959) Directed by Terence Fisher; Written by: Peter Bryan; Based on the Novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle; Starring: Peter Cushing, Andr? Morell, Christopher Lee, Marla Landi and Francis De Wolff. Available on DVD. Rating: *** ½ “I don’t know how he did it, short of be... Read full article


The Hound of the Baskervilles

By Barry P. on Mar 16, 2014 From Cinematic Catharsis

(1959) Directed by Terence Fisher; Written by: Peter Bryan; Based on the Novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle; Starring: Peter Cushing, Andr? Morell, Christopher Lee, Marla Landi and Francis De Wolff. Available on DVD. Rating: *** ½ “I don’t know how he did it, short of be... Read full article


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James Mortimer, M.D.: Mr. Holmes, we've admired you in the past as does every Englishman. Your record as our greatest detective is known throughout the world. But this - seeing how you work - knowing that there is in England such a man as you gives us all a sense of safety and security. God bless you, Mr. Holmes!


James Mortimer, M.D.: Mr. Holmes, you're the one man in all England who can help me... I am in mortal fear that Sir Henry's life will be snuffed out.


Sherlock Holmes: Do you remember that missing boot, Watson? Why do you suppose the brown one, the one that had never been worn, was so mysteriously replaced and the black one taken?
Dr. Watson: Why?
Sherlock Holmes: Because the brown one would never have had the scent of the owner - and the black one had!


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The first of fourteen films based on Arthur Conan Doyle's fictional consulting detective Sherlock Holmes starring Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes and Nigel Bruce as Doctor Watson.
Lionel Atwill, who plays James Mortimer in the film, later played Professor Moriarty in Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon.
The original title "The Hound of the Baskervilles" refers to a dog that terrorizes a family called "Baskerville". The German title "Der Hund Von Baskerville", a mistranslation, refers to a hound, which just lives in "Baskerville", a town, that does not play a role in the story.
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