The Hound of the Baskervilles (1981 film)

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The Hound of the Baskervilles
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Directed by Igor Maslennikov
Produced by Lenfilm
Screenplay by Igor Maslennikov
Yuri Veksler
Based on The Hound of the Baskervilles 
by Arthur Conan Doyle
Starring Vasily Livanov
Vitaly Solomin
Borislav Brondukov
Music by Vladimir Dashkevich
Cinematography Dmitri Dolinin
Vladimir Ilyin
Release dates
  • 1981 (1981)
Running time 147 minutes
Country Soviet Union
Language Russian

The Hound of the Baskervilles (Russian: Приключения Шерлока Холмса и доктора Ватсона: Собака Баскервилей, English: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson: The Hound of the Baskervilles) is a 1981 Soviet film adaptation of Arthur Conan Doyle's novel The Hound of the Baskervilles. It was the third installment in the TV series about adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson. A potent streak of humour ran through the film as concerns references to traditional British customs and stereotypes, ensuring the film's popularity with several generations of Russophone viewers. Other features of this best entry in the series include excellent exterior shots which closely match the novel's setting in the Dartmoor marshland, as well as an all-star cast: in addition to the famous Livanov -Solomin duo as Holmes and Watson, the film stars the internationally acclaimed actor/director Nikita Mikhalkov as Sir Henry Baskerville and the Russian movie legend Oleg Yankovsky as Jack Stapleton.

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In a comedic departure from the novel, the character of Sir Henry has a profound disdain for oatmeal, a fact which becomes a subject of several heated arguments with the butler Barrymore throughout the film.

The episodes depicting the Baskerville Hall were shot in Tallinn's Glehn Castle and Maarjamäe Castle.

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