The Hound of the Baskervilles

The Hound of the Baskervilles

Director: Sidney Lanfield Cast: Richard Greene, Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce
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The Hound of the Baskervilles 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This first of the Basil Rathbone films as Sherlock Holmes is excellant. The movie does a little varation from the book when it comes to the ending. But I think the ending is done quite well, it is a kinder happer ending. The film quality and sound are very good
drsdata More than 1 year ago
In my opinion these films by Rathbone and Bruce are the definitive Holmes and Watson. The atmosphere of these films lend to their suspense, terror and the criminal element. Holmes is a master of disguise criminal deduction along with his trusty Watson nabbing the criminal and them getting their due.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This film is probably the best in the series..and one of two portrayed in victorian times. The acting,from Morton Lowry, Wendy Barrie on up, is top notch. Rathbone as Holmes is more than elementary in his performance..Bruce as the affable Watson is much better with less bumbling buffoonery and a stricter sense of character. Later pair up versions of Cushing/Lee..Plummer/Mason..look good and maybe truer in style,but this Fox duo is the best. The atmosphere, lost in the Brett version, is so thick you can barely bite through with cannine teeth...really gives this film it's feel..probably due to being shot in B/W.. and looks similar to a Universal melodrama. I particularly like the less-is-best idea of a background score...a quiet stillness on a fog shrouded moor with the howl of the hound in the distance. Film directors could learn much from Lanfield's vision, that gives you a sense of murky eerieness, at the same time a warm(at times uncomfortable) glow..even after repeated viewings...and whatever happened to Richard Greene? who gives one of the best performances of Sir Henry I have ever seen. This is gothic fun all the way.
mscrep More than 1 year ago
One of only two Rathbone Holmes movies set in their proper (Victorian) era. When I was young, you generally couldn't see this film on TV due to the last line of the script (see the title of this review). This version of the classic tale is quite good, although it doesn't stick to the original as tightly as it might have. However, the visuals are quite good. The sets of the moor alone being worth the price of admission.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Basil Rathbone as Holmes is stictly boo-yeah! Pick up all the UCLA, 35mm remastered dvds released by MPI, they're the best!