Der Hund von Baskerville
|Der Hund von Baskerville|
|Directed by||Rudolf Meinert|
|Produced by||Josef Greenbaum|
|Written by||Arthur Conan Doyle (novel)
|Music by||Joachim Bärenz|
In 1907, Richard Oswald mounted a version of The Hound of the Baskervilles in Praterstraße based on Der Hund von Baskerville: Schauspiel in vier Aufzugen aus dem Schottischen Hochland. Frei nach motiven aus Poes und Doyles Novellen (The Hound of the Baskervilles: a play in four acts set in the Scottish Highlands. Freely adapted from the stories of Poe and Doyle) which was written by Ferdinand Bonn.
By 1914, Oswald was working as a script supervisor at Union-Vitascope studios in the Berlin-Weißensee. Films based on mystery novels were very successful in German cinema at the time so Oswald found himself in the position to pen a film script based on The Hound of the Baskervilles.
Alwin Neuß was cast to portray Sherlock Holmes in Der Hund von Baskerville. Neuß had previously played the role in 1910's Das Milliontestament.
Der Hund von Baskerville was so successful it spawned five more; Das einsame Haus, Das unheimliche Zimmer, Die Sage vom Hund von Baskerville, Dr. MacDonalds Sanatorium, and Das Haus ohne Fenster. Neuß played Holmes in the first three sequels but was replaced in the last two by Erich Kaiser-Titz.
- Alwin Neuß as Sherlock Holmes
- Friedrich Kühne as Stapleton
- Hanni Weisse as Laura Lyons
- Erwin Fichter as Henry von Baskerville
- Andreas von Horn as Barrymore