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Friday, August 31, 2007

The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959)

A nice version of the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle book. According to legend the Baskerville's are cursed because of the actions of one of their ancestors. It seems he roused a hound of hell and paid with his life. Now it seems that the curse is continuing to take victims. When Sir Henry Baskerville (Christopher Lee), the last of his family, inherits the title from his uncle who was murdered there is much concern. A family friend, Dr. Richard Mortimer (Francis De Wolff), decides to consult with Sherlock Holmes (Peter Cushing). Holmes agrees that there is a problem so he sends his sidekick, Dr John Watson (Andre Morell) to the Baskerville estate to see what is going on. Is the hound of hell after the last of the Baskervilles or is it a less supernatural stalker at work?

This was a very good movie. The entire cast was wonderful. I only wish that Cushing made a bigger appearance in the film. I have read that this version is slightly different from the novel so that maybe a problem with fans of the book. There have been several film versions made, but I think this one is worth checking out.



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