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The Hound of the Baskervilles (1983)

Sherlock Holmes comes to the aid of his friend Henry Baskerville, who is under a family curse and menaced by a demonic dog that prowls the bogs near his estate and murders people.

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Beryl Stapleton
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Geoffrey Lyons
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Mrs. Barrymore
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Barrymore
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Inspector Lestrade
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Sir Henry Baskerville
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Laura Lyons
Eric Richard ...
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Michael Burrell ...
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Cindy O'Callaghan ...
Maid
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Selden
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Sherlock Holmes comes to the aid of his friend Henry Baskerville, who is under a family curse and menaced by a demonic dog that prowls the bogs near his estate and murders people.

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Producer Sy Weintraub had paid a considerable amount for the Sherlock rights only to discover that Granada TV had also been given permission to film the Holmes stories with Jeremy Brett starring A subsequent court case found in Weintraub's favour and he decided to abandon plans to film any more of Conan Doyles stories . See more »

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In the scene where Lestrade believes he's captured Laura Lyons' killer, Holmes quotes from Scripture: "Love is as strong as death, jealousy as cruel as the grave." He and Lestrade both agree that it's from Isaiah 6:8. It's not. It's from Song of Songs 8:6., and the actual quote is "Love is strong as death, jealousy is cruel as the grave." See more »

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Sherlock Holmes: But without the imagination Watson, there would be no horror.
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Lilly Of Laguna
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Music by Leslie Stuart
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Best version of The Hound!
1 October 2006 | by See all my reviews

Without doubt the best incarnation of this often repeated Sherlock Holmes story. Later versions don't come close to this one. Very well filmed, dark & suspenseful with well chosen locations & well thought out set pieces, particularly the hound chases & the final showdown in the mire. Sets are very well designed & filmed for a picture of this era, real effort has gone into this part of it - it actually looks like the outdoor scenes are really outdoors!

Ian Richardson excels as Holmes & Martin Shaw is an excellent Henry Baskerville. The supporting roles are also very well cast, with an excellent British line up of players, Denholm Elliot making a fine Dr. Mortimer & Brian Blessed a memorable Geoffrey Lyons.

I would also recommend watching "The Sign of Four", which was made around the same time with Ian Richardson again playing Holmes. Shame that "Study in Scarlet" & "Valley of Fear" were not made as part of the same series.


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