Hound of the Baskervilles

The Hound of the Baskervilles

Director: Paul Morrissey, Peter Cook, Dudley Moore, Denholm Elliott

Cast: Paul Morrissey, Peter Cook, Dudley Moore, Denholm Elliott

     
 

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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,

Overview

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.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/07/2004
UPC:
0883904129455
Original Release:
1978
Source:
Mgm (Video & Dvd)
Sales rank:
6,552

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Peter Cook Sherlock Holmes
Dudley Moore Dr.Watson/Mr. Spiggot/Mrs. Ada Holmes
Denholm Elliott Stapleton
Joan Greenwood Beryl Stapleton
Terry-Thomas Dr. Mortimer
Max Wall Arthur Barrymore
Irene Handl Mrs. Barrymore
Kenneth Williams Sir Henry Baskerville
Hugh Griffith Frankland
Roy Kinnear Ethel Seldon
Prunella Scales Glynis
Penelope Keith Massage Parlor Receptionist
Spike Milligan Policeman
Dana Gillespie Beryl Stapleton
Jessie Matthews Mrs. Tinsdale
Rita Webb Elder masseuse

Technical Credits
Paul Morrissey Director,Screenwriter
Andrew Braunsberg Executive Producer
Dick Bush Cinematographer
Peter Cook Screenwriter
John Goldstone Producer
Tim Hampton Associate Producer
Charles Knode Costumes/Costume Designer
Richard Marden Editor
Michael White Executive Producer
Dudley Moore Score Composer,Screenwriter
Roy Smith Production Designer
John Wilcox Cinematographer

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