The Hound of the Baskervilles

Synopsis: Returning to his family's manor house on the lonely moors after his father dies under mysterious circumstances, Sir Henry Baskerville is confronted with the mystery of the supernatural hound that supposedly takes revenge upon the Baskerville family. The famous detective Sherlock Holmes and his assistant Dr. Watson are brought in to investigate.
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Director(s): Terence Fisher
Production: United Artists
Rotten Tomatoes:
87 min

"The body of Sir Charles Baskerville

discovered on Dartmoor early today.

"Foul play not suspected."

The account in the next

edition is much fuller.

Now, where are we?

Yes, here we are.

"The death of Sir Charles Baskerville

has caused much sadness

"in the small village

of Grimpen, Dartmoor.

"Dr. Richard Mortimer, a well-known

Devonshire personality

- "said today that"...

- If you'll pardon me, Dr. Mortimer...

I want just the plain

facts in your own words.


Very well.

The plain facts of the matter

are that a fortnight ago

Sir Charles Baskerville was

found dead on the moor.

- Who found him?

- His servant, Barrymore.

He and his wife are housekeepers

up at Baskerville Hall.

He fetched me at once and

took me back to the body.

Where was the body? Dartmoor, I know,

but exactly where? It's a large place.

Near the abbey ruins up on the hill,

not far from Baskerville Hall.

The place where Sir Hugo

died in the legend

and the circumstances

were exactly the same.

You mean Sir Charles

had been attacked?

- That his throat had been torn out?

- No. The body was untouched.

But his face...

Never in all my medical career have I seen

such a look of horror on a dead person.

Sir Charles must have been

terrified when he died.

But he was alone.

The strange thing was, there

were no footprints, Mr. Holmes.

That cannot be quite true.

There were the servants', for

instance, your own, and Sir Charles'.

Yes, of course, but what

I meant to say was

there were no other footprints.

Facts are only of value when they're

clear, concise, and correct.

Pray, continue.

And there was another

strange thing.

Sir Charles must've been tiptoeing

back to Baskerville Hall when he died.

I could tell that because the footmarks

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Arthur Conan Doyle

Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle (22 May 1859 – 7 July 1930) was a British writer best known for his detective fiction featuring the character Sherlock Holmes. Originally a physician, in 1887 he published A Study in Scarlet, the first of four novels about Holmes and Dr. Watson. In addition, Doyle wrote over fifty short stories featuring the famous detective. The Sherlock Holmes stories are generally considered milestones in the field of crime fiction. Doyle was a prolific writer; his non-Sherlockian works include fantasy and science fiction stories about Professor Challenger and humorous stories about the Napoleonic soldier Brigadier Gerard, as well as plays, romances, poetry, non-fiction and historical novels. One of Doyle's early short stories, "J. Habakuk Jephson's Statement", helped to popularise the mystery of the Mary Celeste. more…

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