The Hound of the Baskervilles (1929 film)
|The Hound of the Baskervilles|
Screenshot of Watson (left) and Holmes (right) on the moors
|Directed by||Richard Oswald|
|Produced by||Fred Lyssa|
|28 August 1929|
The Hound of the Baskervilles (German: Der Hund von Baskerville) is a 1929 German silent mystery film directed by Richard Oswald and starring Carlyle Blackwell, Alexander Murski, Livio Pavanelli. The film is an adaptation of the Sherlock Holmes novel The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle. It was the last Sherlock Holmes adaptation in the silent film era.
In 2009, a tape with this film (and other lost films of the silent cinema era) was discovered in the basement of the church in Sosnowiec, Poland. In 2019, Flicker Alley released the film, digitally restored on DVD and Blu-Ray, along with the 1914 version.
Richard Oswald had penned an earlier adaptation of Conan Doyle's tale for the 1914 serial Der Hund von Baskerville. This version was not a remake of that serial but was a straight adaptation of the source material.
The British-based American actor Carlyle Blackwell was hired to play Holmes, as he was "suitably Britannic".
- Carlyle Blackwell as Sherlock Holmes
- Alexander Murski as Lord Charles Baskerville
- Livio Pavanelli as Sir Henry Baskerville
- George Seroff as Dr. Watson
- Betty Bird as Beryl
- Fritz Rasp as Stapleton
- Valy Arnheim as Barrymore
- Alma Taylor as Mrs. Barrymore
- Carla Bartheel as Laura Lyons
- Jaro Fürth as Dr. Mortimer
- Robert Garrison as Falkland
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