The Hound of the Baskervilles
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The Hound of the Baskervilles
Though it takes a few liberties with the Arthur Conan Doyle original -- not the least of which is turning Sherlock Holmes into the second lead -- The Hound of the Baskervilles ranks as one of the best screen versions of this oft-told tale. After learning the history of the Baskerville curse from the hirsute Dr. Mortimer (Lionel Atwill), Sherlock Holmes (Basil Rathbone) takes upon himself the responsibility of protecting sole heir Henry Baskerville (top-billed Richard Greene) from suffering the same fate as his ancestors: a horrible death at the fangs of the huge hound of Grimpen Moor. Unable… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

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"Family-friendly Sherlock classic still a critical favorite."
‑ Charles Cassady, Common Sense Media
"Plenty of foggy atmosphere."
‑ Michael W. Phillips, Jr., Goatdog's Movies
"Famous for Rathbone-Bruce debut, but lacking in atmosphere."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"It was the first in the long-running Basil Rathbone-Nigel Bruce teaming in the Sherlock Holmes series."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Great mystery, sparked by superbly cast stars"
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"Creative license aside, this film triumphs because it belongs enduringly to Basil Rathbone."
‑ Mark Bourne, DVDJournal.com
"A bit more Hollywood than Arthur Conan Doyle might have envisioned, but darned entertaining nonetheless."
‑ Luke Y. Thompson, New Times
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