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Murder At The Baskervilles
     

Murder At The Baskervilles

Director: Thomas Bentley, Arthur Wontner, Ian Fleming, Lawrence Grossmith

Cast: Thomas Bentley, Arthur Wontner, Ian Fleming, Lawrence Grossmith

 

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Sherlock Holmes and Watson travel to the home of their old friend Baskerville who wants Holmes to figure out who stole his prized race horse Silver Blaze and murdered the groom. The primary suspect is the young rider who loves the daughter of Baskerville, but he is innocent. Holmes finds the horse on a neighboring farm and deduces that his old enemy Moriarity is

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Sherlock Holmes and Watson travel to the home of their old friend Baskerville who wants Holmes to figure out who stole his prized race horse Silver Blaze and murdered the groom. The primary suspect is the young rider who loves the daughter of Baskerville, but he is innocent. Holmes finds the horse on a neighboring farm and deduces that his old enemy Moriarity is behind the mayhem.

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All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
The last of the Sherlock Holmes films to star Arthur Wontner as the famous detective, Murder at the Baskervilles is a moderately entertaining divertissement, especially for those who have never had the pleasure of encountering Wontner's Holmes. Physically, one could hardly ask for better casting, but fortunately Wontner's dramatic portrayal is every bit as effective. If he lacks the delicious fire of Jeremy Brett's or a bit of the quiet intensity of Basil Rathbone's, he still possesses a charm of his own and definitely knows when to underplay and when to go for the kill. His Watson, Australian actor Ian Fleming, is also quite good, but Lyn Harding's Moriarty is woefully lacking the sheer essence of evil that the character requires, coming across as no more dangerous than any standard issue gangster of the period. Murder is further hurt by a meandering story (brought about by padding the original short story) and the pointless dragging in of characters from The Hound of the Baskervilles. Thomas Bentley's direction is adequate, but not enough to cover the fact that the film is a low budget affair; the lighting is often poor, some sets are seriously cardboard, and the editing is often haphazard. Still, as long as Wontner is on screen, it provides a decent amount of entertainment.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/09/2015
UPC:
0644827222520
Original Release:
1937
Source:
Nostalgia Family
Sales rank:
72,776

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Arthur Wontner Sherlock Holmes
Ian Fleming Dr. Watson
Lawrence Grossmith Sir Henry Baskerville
Gilbert Davis Miles Stamford
Arthur Goullet Col. Sebastian Moran
Eve Gray Mrs. Straker
Judy Gunn Diana Baskerville
Lyn Harding Prof. Moriarty
Robert Horton Col. Ross
Arthur Macrae Jack Trevor
Minnie Rayner Mrs. Hudson
Ralph Truman Bert Prince
John Turnbull Insp. Lestrade
Martin Walker John Straker
D.J. Williams Silas Brown
June Carr Actor

Technical Credits
Thomas Bentley Director
Sydney Blythe Cinematographer
Julius Hagen Producer
William Luff Cinematographer
Arthur Macrae Screenwriter
H. Fowler Mear Screenwriter
Alan Smith Editor

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