The Hound of the Baskervilles 1959 PG
12.30PM Sat 4 Aug 2018
GOMA | Cinema A | Ticketed
'Almost thirteen years after Basil Rathbone had filmed his final screen appearance as Sherlock Holmes, Hammer Studios decided to resurrect Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's internationally famous detective in a color remake of The Hound of the Baskervilles 1959 which had been previously filmed with Rathbone in 1939. The eerie tale, which opens in a flashback sequence to an earlier time, depicts the origins of the Baskerville curse: the decadent Sir Hugo Baskerville brutally murders a servant girl who flees a group orgy at his mansion. Immediately following her death, however, Baskerville hears a strange braying on the moors before encountering an immense spectral hound which avenges the girl's death. We then flash forward to the present, where Sherlock Holmes and his partner, Dr. Watson, are investigating the mysterious recent death of Sir Charles Baskerville.
[Peter Cushing as Sherlock Holmes] was joined by Andre Morell as Dr. Watson and Christopher Lee as Sir Henry Baskerville, the unfortunate heir to a dreadful curse. Lee was anxious to escape his villainous typecasting and relished the opportunity to play the victim for a change.' TCM
35MM, COLOUR, MONO, 87 MINUTES, UNITED KINGDOM, ENGLISH/SPANISH / DIRECTOR: TERENCE FISHER / PRODUCERS: ANTHONY HINDS, KENNETH HYMAN / SCRIPT: PETER BRYAN / BASED ON THE 1902 NOVEL BY ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE / CINEMATOGRAPHER: JACK ASHER / EDITOR: ALFRED COX / PRODUCTION DESIGN: BERNARD ROBINSON / MUSIC: JAMES BERNARD / EDITOR: ALFRED COX / ART DIRECTOR: BERNARD ROBINSON / MUSIC: JAMES BERNARD / COSTUME DESIGNER: MOLLY ARBUTHNOT / CAST: PETER CUSHING, ANDRÉ MORELL, CHRISTOPHER LEE, MILES MALLESON / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: PARK CIRCUS