The Hound of the Baskervilles (1972 film)

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The Hound of the Baskervilles
Written by Novel:
Arthur Conan Doyle
Robert E. Thompson
Directed by Barry Crane
Starring Stewart Granger
Bernard Fox
William Shatner
Original language(s) English
Producer(s) Stanley Kallis
Cinematography Harry L. Wolf
Running time 74 minutes
Original release February 12, 1972

The Hound of the Baskervilles (1972) is an American television film directed by Barry Crane and starring Stewart Granger as Sherlock Holmes and Bernard Fox as Doctor Watson. The movie is based on Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes novel The Hound of the Baskervilles.


The Hound of the Baskervilles was the first American color version of the tale,[1] and was produced by ABC-TV for their Movie of the Weekend.[2] The production was one of three pilots for a series of television movies featuring literary sleuths with the others being Nick Carter and Hildegarde Withers.[2] The production utilized sets from other productions, mainly horror films.[3]

The ratings weren't very good and reviews were bad[2][4] which caused the proposed series of tele-films to be shelved.[4]



  1. ^ "The Hound of the Baskervilles". TCM. Retrieved 2011-12-28. 
  2. ^ a b c Alan Barnes (2002). Sherlock Holmes on Screen. Reynolds & Hearn Ltd. p. 65. ISBN 1-903111-04-8. 
  3. ^ Peter Haining (1994). The Television Sherlock Holmes. Virgin Books. p. 71. ISBN 0-86369-793-3. 
  4. ^ a b Peter Haining (1994). The Television Sherlock Holmes. Virgin Books. pp. 71–72. ISBN 0-86369-793-3. 

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