The Hound of the Baskervilles

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 ...
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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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/7/2004
  • UPC: 883904129455
  • Original Release: 1978
  • Source: Mgm (Video & Dvd)
  • Format: DVD

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