The Hound of the Baskervilles (1932 film)

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The Hound of the Baskervilles
"The Hound of the Baskervilles" (1932).jpg
U.S. poster
Directed by Gareth Gundrey
Produced by Michael Balcon
Written by Edgar Wallace
Based on the novel by Arthur Conan Doyle
Starring John Stuart
Robert Rendel
Frederick Lloyd
Cinematography Bernard Knowles
Edited by Ian Dalrymple
Distributed by Gaumont British Distributors (UK)
Release date
10 April 1932 (London) (UK)
14 April 1932 (New York) (USA)
Running time
72 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

The Hound of the Baskervilles is a 1932 British mystery film directed by Gareth Gundrey and starring John Stuart, Robert Rendel and Frederick Lloyd.[1] It is based on the novel The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle. Sherlock Holmes is called in to investigate a suspicious death on Dartmoor. It was made by Gainsborough Pictures. The novelist Edgar Wallace worked as a screenwriter.

The very first 'talking picture' version of The Hound of the Baskervilles, it had a budget of £25,000.[2]

On 28 February 1931 Lustleigh railway station, on the then-Great Western Railway, was used as the location for 'Baskerville' station at which Sherlock Holmes and Dr.Watson are seen arriving.[3]

For many years, it was believed that only the (silent) picture negative of this movie still existed. However, in 1991, a complete set of negatives and soundtracks were donated to the British Film Institute (BFI) by the Rank Corporation. As such, the film now survives intact (and with sound) in the BFI archives.



  1. ^ "The Hound of the Baskervilles". BFI. 
  2. ^ "BRITISH FILMS.". The West Australian. Perth: National Library of Australia. 5 June 1931. p. 2. Retrieved 4 August 2012. 
  3. ^ The Railway Magazine no.407 (May 1931) Pages 412 & 418

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