epiphany_maria (epiphany_maria) wrote,

Movie Review: The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959)

Hammer does Sherlock Holmes. Holmes (Peter Cushing) and Watson head off to Dartmoor to protect Sir Henry Baskerville (Christopher Lee) from the family curse. They encounter the jerk Dr Mortimer and the instantly villainous Stapleton and his annoying daughter. There is a dreadful soundtrack and much divergence from the book.

There is no “footprints of a gigantic hound” line, instead we get a tarantula attack, the wrong person ends up in Grimpen mire and the hound is unscary and doesn’t glow. It’s mediocre but still better than the dreadful BBC version starring Richard E Grant from a few years back.

Best Lines:
The powers of evil can take many forms.”

“You scum ruled the moor.”

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