Other Memorable Hounds

Der Hund von Baskerville. Dir. Carl Lamac. Perf. Bruno Güttner and Fritz Odemar. Ondra-Lamac, 1937. A series of silent films loosely based on The Hound of the Baskervilles was made in Germany from 1914-1921, and another in 1929. This 1937 "talking" film was, according to the "Internet Movie Database" (imdb.com), one of two movies found in Hitler's bunker at his death. The other was Der Mann, wer Sherlock Holmes war (The Man who was Sherlock Holmes; 1937), a story about two con men who impersonate Holmes and Watson. It is well known that Hitler loved movies, but we have no indication of why he seemed so fond of Sherlock Holmes.

The Hound of the Baskervilles. Dir. Terence Fisher. Perf. Peter Cushing and André Morell. Hammer Filmes, 1959. The first color version of Hound.

The Hound of the Baskervilles. Dir. Barry Crane. Perf. Stewart Granger and Bernard Fox. Universal for ABC-TV. 12 February 1972. A made-for-TV movie with William Shatner as Stapleton, this production received less-than-glowing reviews.

The Hound of the Baskervilles. Dir. Paul Morrissey. Perf. Peter Cook and Dudley Moore. Michael White, 1978. "A Grimpen Mire of comic enervation."—Financial Times "Truly one of the crummiest movies ever made."—Time Out

Priklyucheniya Sherloka Kholmsa i doktora Vatsona: Sobaka Baskerviley, (The Hound of the Baskervilles). Dir. Igor Maslennikov. Perf. Vasili Livanov and Yuri Veksler. Gostelradio/Lenfilm, 1981. One of a series of Sherlock Holmes mysteries filmed for Russian television from 1979 to 1986.

For more information, see:

Alan Barnes. Sherlock Holmes on Screen: A Complete Film and TV History. Reynolds & Hearn: London, 2002.

The Internet Movie Database. www.imdb.com. Visited February 27, 2006.

Scott Allen Nollen. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle at the Cinema. McFarland: London, 1996.

PBS Masterpiece Theatre--The Hound of the Baskervilles. www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/hound. Visited February 20, 2006.

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