1959 The Hound of the Baskervilles

The Hound of the Baskervilles – 1959

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


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Bernard Robinson
James Needs
Alfred Cox
Jock May
Sid Pearson
Don Weeks
John Peverall
Molly Artbuthnot
Shirley Barnes
Roy Ashton
Henry Montsash
Len Harris
Jack Asher, BSC
James Bernard
John Hollingsworth
Peter Bryan
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Anthony Nelson-Keys
Michael Carreras
Anthony Hinds
Terence Fisher


Sherlock Holmes 
Doctor Watson 
Sir Henry Baskerville 
Dr Mortimer 
Bishop Frankland 
Barrymore J
Sir Hugo Baskerville 
Mrs Barrymore 
Lord Caphill 
Servant Girl 

Peter Cushing
Andre Morelll
Christopher Lee
Marla Landi
Ewen Solon
Francis de Wolf
Miles Malleson
John Le Mesurier
David Oxley
Helen Goss
Sam Kydd
Michael Hawkins
Judi Loyens
Michael Mulcaster
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