The Hound of the Baskervilles (1972)

Genres - Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Detective Film  |   Release Date - Feb 12, 1972 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 73 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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This oft-filmed Conan Doyle story is given the TV-quickie treatment, with Stewart Granger as master sleuth Sherlock Holmes. The Great Detective is engaged to protect the life of Henry Baskerville, a young man whose life has been put in jeopardy, ostensibly by an ancient family curse. Holmes sends his assistant Dr. Watson (Bernard Fox) to investigate at Baskerville Hall, a desolate estate surrounded by the forbidding Grimpen Mire. Though Watson doesn't know it, Holmes has come to the Mire in disguise, to burrow through the case undetected. Working together, Holmes and Watson discover that a distant Baskerville relative plans to use a giant hound to kill young Henry and claim the estate for himself. If not the weakest film version of this classic suspense tale, Hound of the Baskervilles is certainly the shoddiest.



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