The Hound of the Baskervilles
The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959)

Sherlock Holmes (Peter Cushing) and Dr. Watson (Andre Morell) are summoned to investigate the murder of Sir Charles Baskerville. The family seems to be cursed because of previous ancestral crimes, and it is assumed Sir Henry may suffer the… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: July 3, 1959
DVD Release Date: May 7, 2002
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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

This is my favorite of the movies adapted from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's novel, and the first one in color.

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Wendy Ide
Times (UK)

There has been no shortage of interpretations of Conan Doyle's great detective over the years, but, with apologies to Benedict Cumberbatch, Peter Cushing remains one of the greatest.

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Luanne Brown
Chico Enterprise-Record

This classic is no dog!

Sean Axmaker

Peter Cushing is perfectly cast as the great detective, the very embodiment of science and reason (which also made him such a great Van Helsing in the Dracula series)...

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Mark Bourne

Being a Hammer production, the cinematography is stylish and just gaudy enough, with that distinctive Hammer gothic plumage...

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

They don't make Sherlock Holmes films better than this superbly cast and told 1959 version from Hammer Studios...

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

Cushing is splendid as Holmes -- perhaps less eccentric than other screen Holmes but certainly no less committed -- while it's nice to see Lee in a rare good-guy role.

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Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

Vivid, exciting Hammer production.

Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

One of the best of all Sherlock Holmes films

Flixster Audience Score: 71% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
A Hammer Films Production, which is to say a little garish, loud, and predictable. But never dull.
Dean King
A great British hammer horror starring Peter Cushing. Still my favourite version of this story!
Michael Gildea
Fantastic casting and superb direction make The Hound of the Baskervilles not only what I'm sure is one of the best Sherlock Holmes adaptations (actually,… More
Red Lats
Good whodunit
Aj V
I saw this movie on TV, I'm sure it's confusing enough without having the commercials interrupting all the time, but I really had a hard time… More
Robert C
Call me crazy, but "Hammer Time" has only ever meant; dimming the lights and curling up on the couch for some chessy, creepy horror films. To this… More