Hound of the baskervilles 1959 online dating
More shocking and less cerebral, it's still a damn good mystery, with strong character support from Andrè Morrell as Dr.
Watson and Christopher Lee as the last of the cursed Baskerville blood line.
It is one of the most critically acclaimed films in Hammer Film Productions’ history. Richard Mortimer (Francis de Wolff) asks Sherlock Holmes (Cushing) and Doctor Watson (Morell) to investigate the death of his friend Sir Charles Baskerville; he believes that Sir Charles was killed by a monstrous hound that, legend has it, killed his ancestor Sir Hugo Baskerville (David Oxley) centuries before.
Intrigued, the pair go to meet the new owner of Baskerville Hall, Sir Henry (Lee).
Peter Cushing is wonderful as Holmes, Morell is great as Watson, and I have no idea what Christopher Lee was doing.
It stays relatively to the book, although you shouldn't watch this in place of the book.
At night, Watson sees a light shining upon the moor. While they are out on the moor, a strange man rushes by them.
At Baskerville Hall, Watson and Sir Henry learn from the butler, Barrymore (John Le Mesurier), that one of the two paintings of Sir Hugo was stolen several months ago.
The Hound of the Baskervilles is a 1959 British gothic horror and mystery film, directed by Terence Fisher and produced by Hammer Film Productions.
It is based on the novel of the same name by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Peter Cushing’s brisk, twinkling Holmes (less fussy than in his later television takes on the role) and Andre Morell’s non-befuddled, resourceful Watson broke from the readings of the roles Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce had established twenty years earlier, opening the way for later revisions and reimaginings of the great detective and his sidekick.
Lee would seem to be stuck with the stooge role as the imperilled Sir Henry, paralysed with fear as a tarantula crawls up his arm, but actually gets more screen time and more emotional range than in his higher-profile monster roles.