The Hound of the Baskervilles (1972 film)

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The Hound of the Baskervilles
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GenreCrime
Horror
Mystery
Written byNovel:
Arthur Conan Doyle
Screenplay:
Robert E. Thompson
Directed byBarry Crane
StarringStewart Granger
Bernard Fox
William Shatner
Country of originUSA
Original languageEnglish
Production
Executive producersRichard Irving
Arthur Hilton (associate producer)
ProducerStanley Kallis
CinematographyHarry L. Wolf
EditorBill Mosher
Running time74 minutes
Production companyUniversal Television
DistributorABC
Release
Original networkABC
Original releaseFebruary 12, 1972 (1972-02-12)

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.

Production[edit]

The Hound of the Baskervilles was the first American color version of the tale,[1] and was produced by ABC-TV for their ABC Movie of the Week.[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]

Cast[edit]

Reception[edit]

The ratings were poor and reviews were bad[4][5] which caused the proposed series of tele-films to be shelved.[5]

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.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Hound of the Baskervilles". TCM. Retrieved 2011-12-28.
  2. ^ a b 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. ^ Alan Barnes (2002). Sherlock Holmes on Screen. Reynolds & Hearn Ltd. p. 66. ISBN 1-903111-04-8.
  5. ^ a b Peter Haining (1994). The Television Sherlock Holmes. Virgin Books. pp. 71–72. ISBN 0-86369-793-3.
  6. ^ Page, D. (Feb 12, 1972). "TV MOVIE REVIEW". Los Angeles Times. ProQuest 156839976.

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