The Hound of the Baskervilles
The Hound of the Baskervilles (1939)

Though it takes a few liberties with the Arthur Conan Doyle original, this film ranks as one of the best screen versions of this oft-told tale. After learning the history of the Baskerville curse, Sherlock Holmes decides to protect heir… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 31, 1939
DVD Release Date: April 27, 2004
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Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media

Family-friendly Sherlock classic still a critical favorite.

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Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies

Plenty of foggy atmosphere.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Famous for Rathbone-Bruce debut, but lacking in atmosphere.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It was the first in the long-running Basil Rathbone-Nigel Bruce teaming in the Sherlock Holmes series.

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James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

Great mystery, sparked by superbly cast stars

Mark Bourne

Creative license aside, this film triumphs because it belongs enduringly to Basil Rathbone.

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Luke Y. Thompson
New Times

A bit more Hollywood than Arthur Conan Doyle might have envisioned, but darned entertaining nonetheless.

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Luke Baldock
Those were the days. When a film franchise could churn out 14 movies in just 7 years. I'm not one for quality over quantity, but with the talent on show… More
danny d
great flick
Michael Gildea
If I'd have seen this adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's signature (or perhaps most famous) tale of the world's second greatest detective… More
Neum Daddy
I think I'm going to frame my latest checklist. I've never seen so many checkmarks that actually count. So I've been known to drive… More
xGary Xx
Basil Rathbone is easily the best of the big screen Holmes's and this is his best outing. Nigel Bruce's bumbling Dr. Watson seems positively… More
The Shrewlord
Whilst this iconic film of the Arthur Conan Doyle classic story takes many liberties with the plot, it remains the outstanding screen rendition. All of the cast… More

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