The Hound of the Baskervilles, 1959 film

The Hound of the Baskervilles is a 1959 British gothic horror and mystery film, directed by Terence Fisher and produced by Hammer Film Productions. It is based on the novel of the same name by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. It stars Peter Cushing as Sherlock Holmes, Sir Christopher Lee as Sir Henry Baskerville and Andre Morell as Doctor Watson.

The infamous and cruel aristocrat, Sir Hugo Baskerville, is hosting a party at Baskerville Hall, when the daughter of a cruelly abused servant escapes from the mansion through a window, frightened by Baskerville's lustful intent for her. In spite of his friends' misgivings, Baskerville pursues her through the moor with a pack of beagles. The beagles and Baskerville's horse are spooked and back off. Baskerville dismounts and pursues her on foot, finds her and stabs her to death with a curved dagger in the nearby abbey ruins. However, a huge dog, unseen but heard by the audience suddenly appears and kills Baskerville. From then on, as legend has it, the 'Hound of Hell' has become known as the 'Hound of the Baskervilles' and, any night a Baskerville is alone on the moor, the hound will kill him. Read More >>