The Hound of the Baskervilles (1972 film)
|The Hound of the Baskervilles|
Arthur Conan Doyle
Robert E. Thompson
|Directed by||Barry Crane|
|Country of origin||USA|
|Executive producers||Richard Irving|
Arthur Hilton (associate producer)
|Cinematography||Harry L. Wolf|
|Running time||74 minutes|
|Production company||Universal Television|
|Original release||February 12, 1972|
The Hound of the Baskervilles is a 1972 American made-for-television mystery 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 1902 Sherlock Holmes novel The Hound of the Baskervilles.
The Hound of the Baskervilles was the first American color version of the tale, and was produced by ABC-TV for their ABC Movie of the Week. 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. The production utilized sets from other productions, mainly horror films.
- Stewart Granger as Sherlock Holmes
- Bernard Fox as Dr. John H. Watson
- Ian Ireland as Sir Henry
- William Shatner as George Stapleton
- Jane Merrow as Beryl Stapleton
- Anthony Zerbe as Dr. Mortimer
- Sally Ann Howes as Laura Frankland
- John Williams as Arthur Frankland
- Alan Caillou as Inspector Lestrade
The Los Angeles Times called it "laborious, talky, often poorly staged and it suffers intermittently with show and tell direction" although it thought Granger and Fox were "quite acceptable" in their roles.
- "The Hound of the Baskervilles". TCM. Retrieved 2011-12-28.
- Alan Barnes (2002). Sherlock Holmes on Screen. Reynolds & Hearn Ltd. p. 65. ISBN 1-903111-04-8.
- Peter Haining (1994). The Television Sherlock Holmes. Virgin Books. p. 71. ISBN 0-86369-793-3.
- Alan Barnes (2002). Sherlock Holmes on Screen. Reynolds & Hearn Ltd. p. 66. ISBN 1-903111-04-8.
- Peter Haining (1994). The Television Sherlock Holmes. Virgin Books. pp. 71–72. ISBN 0-86369-793-3.
- Page, D. (Feb 12, 1972). "TV MOVIE REVIEW". Los Angeles Times. ProQuest 156839976.