1958 The Hound of the Baskervilles

The Hound of the Baskervilles - 1958

A Hammer film production released by United Artists Copyright MCMLVIII by Hammer films 

MPAA Approved Certificate 

RCA Sound Recording 

Produced at Bray Studios 

Technicolor 87 mins 


When Sir Charles Baskerville dies in mysterious circumstances, his last remaining relative, Sir Henry, comes home from South Africa to claim his inheritance and property on the wild, lonely moorlands of Dartmoor in Devon. But legend has it that there is a curse on the family, a curse in the form of a gigantic hound from Hell which brings death to each successive head of the Baskervilles. The case is referred to consulting detective Sherlock Holmes who considers there to be grave cause for concern and, unable to go himself, asks his friend and protege Doctor Watson to accompany Sir Henry down to Dartmoor. Watch the full film on Dailymotion


 Production Designer Bernard Robinson
Supervising Editor James Needs
Editor Alfred Cox
Sound Recorder Jock May
Special Effects Sid Pearson
Production Manager Don Weeks
Assistant Director John Peverall
Wardrobe Molly Artbuthnot
Continuity Shirley Barnes
Make-up Roy Ashton
Hairstyles Henry Montsash
Camera Operator Len Harris
Director of Photography Jack Asher, BSC
Music Composed by James Bernard
Conducted by John Hollingsworth
Screenplay by Peter Bryan
Based on the novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Associate Producer Anthony Nelson-Keys
Executive Producer Michael Carreras
Produced by Anthony Hinds
Directed by Terence Fisher


Sherlock Holmes Peter Cushing
Doctor Watson Andre Morelll
Sir Henry Baskerville Christopher Lee
Cecile Marla Landi
Stapleton Ewen Solon
Dr Mortimer Francei de Wolf
Bishop Frankland Miles Malleson
Barrymore John Le Mesurier
Sir Hugo Baskerville David Oxley
Mrs Barrymore Helen Goss
Perkins Sam Kydd
Lord Caphill Michael Hawkins
Servant Girl Judi Loyens
Convict Michael Mulcaster
Servant David Birks



Playing Sherlock Holmes here served Peter Cushing well, since he was later asked to resume the role for the BBC in their long-running 1960s TV series. 
With this film, Roy Ashton takes over from Phil Leakey as Hammer's principal man in charge of blood and gore.

Details were complied viewing the actual film. 
Source of viewing copy - The Hammer Graveyard Collection