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Richard Roxburgh as Sherlock Holmes in “The Hound of the Baskervilles” (2002) – reviewed by George

Wow! I was not looking forward to this because we have had so many versions of this story, but the creators here have come up with something so exciting, so scary, that it ends up being the best Hound so … Continue reading

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Matt Frewer is Sherlock Holmes in “The Hound of the Baskervilles” (2000) – reviewed by George

I was open, but I really didn’t expect such a good movie after having seen a lot of “Hounds”. The screenwriter Joe Wiesenfeld has done a really good job of getting all of the elements in, even Mr. Frankland and … Continue reading

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Jessie Matthews in “Tom Thumb” (1958) – reviewed by George

In this George Pal Puppetoon movie from MGM, Russ Tamblyn plays Tom and Jessie Matthews and Bernard Miles have supporting roles as his “parents”, Jonathan and Anne: the tree cutter (he sells the wood) and his wife. One day Jonathan … Continue reading

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Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes and Edward Hardwicke as John Watson in “The Hound of the Baskervilles” (1988) – reviewed by George

I think this is the ninth version of “The Hound” I have reviewed. So you can understand when I tell you I was not looking forward to it at all. However, this one is notable due to its uniqueness. Perhaps … Continue reading

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Jessie Matthews in “There Goes the Bride” (1932) – reviewed by George

A really cute and funny film, this is Jessie Matthews’s second major picture; I can’t find her first, “Out of the Blue” (1931), or her third, “Midshipmaid Gob” (1932). She was a huge stage star in England, but I had … Continue reading

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Vasiliy Livanov is Sherlock Holmes in “The Hound of the Baskervilles” (1981) – reviewed by George

I have already reviewed six earlier versions of this story plus a cartoon that is newer than Vasiliy Livanov’s version. The Hound is definitely the most popular Holmes story to film. The seven Holmeses are: Basil Rathbone 1939, Peter Cushing … Continue reading

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Ian Richardson is Sherlock Holmes in “The Hound of the Baskervilles” (1983) – reviewed by George

In the opening sequence Sir Charles Baskerville (David Langton) is about to dine in his conservatory where his dinner has been set out among the plants. The hound breaks through the glass to get at him, and this is shot … Continue reading

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Tom Baker is Sherlock Holmes in “The Hound of the Baskervilles” (1982) – reviewed by George

I suppose the first time you see Dr. Who, whoever portrays the good Dr. remains your prototype Who forever, always to be thought of as the real Dr. Who. So Tom Baker is MY Dr. Who. Despite my fondness and … Continue reading

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Peter Cook is Sherlock Holmes in “The Hound of the Baskervilles” (1978) – reviewed by George

So, how many Baskerville Hounds have we shared so far? According to my count three (Basil Rathbone in 1939, and Peter Cushing in a theatrical film in 1959 and in a 2-part TV episode in 1968), making this version # … Continue reading

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Peter Cushing is Sherlock Holmes in “Sherlock Holmes” (1968), Episodes 16 & 17, “The Hound of the Baskervilles” – reviewed by George

I’ve reviewed this title 2 times already: with Basil Rathbone (1939), and Peter Cushing (1959), and there are many more versions coming up. It is the most popular, most filmed title in the canon. That said, this is a very … Continue reading

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