I'm enjoying the new season of Sherlock Holmes on PBS. If you've watched this week's episode, The Hounds of Baskerville, you might be interested in this early Holmes film, Murder at the Baskervilles, based (somewhat deceptively, methinks) not on the hound story but on Silver Blaze. Watson, interestingly, is played by Ian Fleming -- ah, if only it were THE Ian Fleming...
From 1937, here's Arthur Wontner as the Great Detective:
As usual, Todd Mason will have the links to all of today's Overlooked Film and Other A/V at Sweet Freedom.
I'll have to look for MURDER AT THE BASKERVILLES. Like you, I'm enjoying the PBS SHERLOCK episodes. Some purists hate these 21st Century updates, but I think they're clever.ReplyDelete
I keep imagining the following sentence: "It was the footprint of a gigantic...horse!"ReplyDelete
I saw this one some years back and remember it mainly for that Ian Fleming(I had the same thought you did). And I'm one of those that scorn the updated Holmes. I'm even more inclined to dislike CBS's upcoming modern version with Lucy Liu as Watson.ReplyDelete
I fell asleep after about 20 minutes. Thank goodness, it's DVRd.ReplyDelete