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The Hound of the Baskervilles 1959 123movies

The Hound of the Baskervilles 1959 123movies

The Most Horror-Dripping TALE EVER WRITTEN!May. 04, 195987 Min.
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#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Returning to his family’s manor house on the lonely moors after his father dies under mysterious circumstances, Sir Henry Baskerville is confronted with the mystery of the supernatural hound that supposedly takes revenge upon the Baskerville family. The famous detective Sherlock Holmes and his assistant Dr. Watson are brought in to investigate.
Plot: When a nobleman is threatened by a family curse on his newly inherited estate, detective Sherlock Holmes is hired to investigate.
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“One of Hammer’s finest hours and a strong contender as the best Holmes film.”
Devonshire GP Dr Mortimer (FRANCIS DE WOLFE) consults Sherlock Holmes (PETER CUSHING) after his long term friend and patient Sir Charles Baskerville was found dead near his home on Dartmoor. Sir Charles suffered from a chronic heart condition for many years and when the body was discovered, there was a terrible look of fear on his face, which suggested that he was frightened to death. The circumstances lead Mortimer to believe that it was a ghostly hound, which according to legend is cursed to bring misery and misfortune upon the Baskerville family that brought about Sir Charles’s death. The curse was started after Sir Hugo Baskerville (DAVID OXLEY), an evil ancestor of the family, murdered a farm girl on the moor and was then brutally attacked and killed by a huge hound. On the death of Sir Charles, the family fortune and Baskerville Hall go to the only living relative, the deceased’s nephew Henry Baskerville (CHRISTOPHER LEE) who is arriving from South Africa the following day to claim his inheritance. Dr Mortimer is gravely concerned that the heir to the fortune may meet the same fate. This leaves Holmes and Dr Watson (ANDRE MORELL) with a taxing question. Is there really a curse upon the Baskervilles or has someone come up with a scheme in order to get the Baskerville fortune for themselves?

Hammer films made the first Frankenstein and Dracula films in colour and this admirable version of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous detective story was the first Sherlock Holmes movie filmed in colour. The film was intended to be the first in a series of Hammer-Sherlock Holmes pictures, but the lukewarm reception it got from cinema audiences at the time sadly meant that these plans were shelved. However, in the sixties, Cushing reprised his role in a popular BBC television series in which he remade THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES although that version is nowhere near as good as this one and he also turned up as the Baker Street sleuth again in THE MASKS OF DEATH (1986), a TV movie made by Tyburn. Meanwhile, Christopher Lee would later don the famous deerstalker in the 1962 production SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE DEADLY NECKLACE. But despite a good cast and director Terence Fisher at the helm, the picture proved to be a completely wasted opportunity due to poor production values and the fact that Lee’s voice was dubbed by another actor didn’t help matters either.

THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES is now rightly regarded as one of Hammer’s greatest movies. Peter Cushing is exemplary as Holmes, portraying the character as incredibly intelligent, resourceful and at the same time very arrogant when he needs to be. Although when he is arrogant he usually has good reason to be. His performance not only makes him the definitive screen Holmes, but it is another addition to his impressive portfolio of fine performances up there with Dr Van Helsing in Dracula (1958) and his many incarnations as Baron Frankenstein. Andre Morell is also on top form as Dr Watson who wisely chooses not to play the part as a bumbling muddle head, which so many actors have made the mistake of doing in the past. Christopher Lee is also excellent as Sir Henry Baskerville and he makes the best of what appears to be an undemanding role. Terence Fisher’s direction is outstanding as he invests the proceedings with a genuine sense of evil and menace that has never been equaled in any other Sherlock Holmes film before or since. Fisher is most ably assisted by cameraman Jack Asher and composer James Bernard who turns in a wonderfully haunting and occasionally romantic score. Today, this picture is considered by some to be the best ever Sherlock Holmes film and it is certainly a strong contender for that title.

Review By: jamesraeburn2003 Rating: 10 Date: 2005-07-04

Other Information:

Original Title The Hound of the Baskervilles
Release Date 1959-05-04
Release Year 1959

Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 27 min (87 min), 1 hr 4 min (64 min) (Ontario) (Canada)
Budget 0
Revenue 0
Status Released
Rated Not Rated
Genre Horror, Mystery
Director Terence Fisher
Writer Arthur Conan Doyle (based on the novel by), Peter Bryan (screenplay)
Actors Peter Cushing, André Morell, Christopher Lee, Marla Landi
Country UK
Awards N/A
Production Company United Artists
Website N/A

Technical Information:

Sound Mix Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
Aspect Ratio 1.66 : 1
Camera N/A
Laboratory Technicolor (uncredited)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm

The Hound of the Baskervilles 1959 123movies
The Hound of the Baskervilles 1959 123movies
Original title The Hound of the Baskervilles
TMDb Rating 7 176 votes

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