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The Hound of the Baskervilles 1939

Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson investigate the legend of a supernatural hound, a beast that may be stalking a young heir on the fog-shrouded moorland that makes up his estate...

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Solar rating: 7.7


Imdb rating: 7.7



Whilst not the best of the Rathbone-Bruce Holmes films, this is possibly the best Hound incarnation going around.

The acting from the leads is top-notch, with particular note to Rathbone

Must see for Holmes fans, and a good film for anyone else.
7.5/10. One of the best ever filmings of a Sherlock Holmes story. Superbly acted, especially by Basil Rathbone. Good screenpolay, excellent atmosphere and wonderful production.
1939 was a great year for Basil Rathbone. Not only did he star in Son of Frankenstein, but he began his string of Sherlock Holmes flicks that even now are as popular as ever. For anyone who enjoys mystery, suspense, good vs evil, or just a fun, intelligent film, The Hound of the Baskervilles is definitely worth a serious look. The film stands out for many reasons. One of them is the classical atmosphere and its mysterious feel. The characters are all excellent and make great suspects in the case (especially John Carradine as the butler). Another thing is that this is one of only two Holmes films that are placed in the Victorian time period, giving it a truly natural feel. Nigel Bruce is also very good as a competent Dr. Watson (before the funnier but less competent version was invented shortly thereafter). The movie is the most true to its original source (Doyle's novel) as well. I think that its also more of a movie in itself rather than a "Sherlock Holmes" movie, which accounts for Rathbone being credited second under the charming leading man.
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