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The Hound of the Baskervilles

7.41 h 20 min1939PG
Basil Rathbone stars as the inimitable Detective Sherlock Holmes in the thrilling mystery of THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES. Sir Charles Baskerville has been found dead in mysterious circumstances, the locals ascribe his demise to the ancient family curse - a paranormal hellhound, said to roam the moors searching for its prey.
Sidney Lanfield
Richard GreeneBasil RathboneWendy Barrie
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Nigel BruceLionel AtwillJohn CarradineBarlowe BorlandBeryl MercerMorton LowryRalph Forbes
Darryl F. Zanuck
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4.7 out of 5 stars

249 global ratings

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magicianReviewed in the United Kingdom on 02 May 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
B&W classic from the 1940`s
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Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce ( the best Watson even now ) in one of the fourteen films released between 1939 and 1946. I do like some of the other versions of this. But I always enjoy this one. I think its because of the way Nigel Bruce played Watson. Along with how the small sets and effects don`t swamp the overall story. This version seem to have been remaster so its clean and sharp compared to when I first saw it.
If your a Holmes fan give it a go you may enjoy it and if not well you will have seen a bit of Holmes history with these two actors.
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BrightieReviewed in the United Kingdom on 09 March 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
The best Sherlock Holmes film
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Absolutely brilliant film so atmospheric and eerie love it and Jeremy Rathbone is the best Sherlock Holmes ever.
Nigel BaxendaleReviewed in the United Kingdom on 12 June 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
What a film
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What old film and I love it
Dawn CrawfordReviewed in the United Kingdom on 11 July 2019
4.0 out of 5 stars
Classic Sherlock
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One of my favourite movies , so many versions of the hound of the Baskerville's, this one isn't the best of them but still a good watch.
Robert CReviewed in the United Kingdom on 29 December 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Classic Film great plot
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Classic film from the B&W era.
AndrewReviewed in the United Kingdom on 25 January 2021
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normskiReviewed in the United Kingdom on 21 April 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Excellent item.
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This is my favourite Sherlock Holmes film. I won't bore you with the story needless to say it's cracking.
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karen jacksonReviewed in the United Kingdom on 31 January 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Glad i was able to buy it
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Brilliant good old black and white movie
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