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  • While many people complained about the fact that some parts of the movie were different from the novel, I found that I still adore this movie

    • by jolly

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      I am reviewing The Hound of the Baskervilles, a Sherlock Holmes movie produced by Granada in the late 80’s. This movie stars Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes, and Edward Hardwicke as Dr. Watson.

      Holmes is hired by Dr. Mortimer, a man who is concerned for his friend, Sir Henry, who is to inherit Baskerville manor.

      Mortimer is worried about the legend of the hound, as it appears that every Baskerville has been killed by it, and Mortimer does not want the same fate to befall his friend. Holmes and Watson meet up with Sir Henry in question, who receives

      a friendly warning from someone to stay away from the moor.

      Holmes leaves Watson in charge of Sir Henry’s care, while he returns to London to supposedly work on a blackmail case. Watson meets a man named Stapleton and his sister, who warns him to tell Sir Henry to leave at once.

      One night, Sir Henry and Watson discover that Barrymore, the butler, is signalling to what turns out to be his wife’s murderous brother for food. They’ve been giving him food for several months, and when Watson and Sir Henry go to investigae, they hear the hound and see ...

      • someone watching them.

        That someone turns out to follow them wherever they go. Much later, Watson discovers this follower’s hide out, and with the help of Mortimer, they wait for the man, only to discover that it’s Sherlock Holmes! In the end, they all divise a plot for Sir Henry to lead the hound into their hands, and everything becomes resolved.

        While many people complained about the fact that some parts of the movie were different from the novel, I found that I still adore this movie. The major difference in question was that Lestrade is supposed to be the one

        who helps Holmes and Watson in the end, instead of Mortimer, but the actor who played Lestrade wasn’t available at the time so they had to make do.

        The hound is a little cheesy, I will say, but other than that I have zero complaints. I love this movie.

        Brett and Hardwicke are phenomenal together, and the actor who plays Sir Henry and Mortimer are excellent as well. They did a fantastic job! You can’t say that very often for supporting actor roles on shows like this.

        Trust me. You do not want to miss The Hound of the Baskervilles.

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