The Hound of the Baskervilles


Time Out says

A 'homage' to the spirit of English film comedy that is truly one of the crummiest movies ever made. In case the idea of a Conan Doyle send-up doesn't itself have you in stitches, Morrissey and his stars/co-scripters Cook and Moore try to slay you with every other kind of joke their clapped-out minds can remember. There's even a pathetic lampoon of The Exorcist, a mere four years too late. Every single gag and every single comedy role is mistimed, misplayed or simply misconceived. It also looks worse than any film from a 'name' director in years: a first-year film student would be ashamed of the flat, stilted compositions and the dingy little sets.

By: TR


Release details

85 mins

Cast and crew

Paul Morrissey
Peter Cook, Dudley Moore, Paul Morrissey
Peter Cook
Dudley Moore
Denholm Elliott
Joan Greenwood
Max Wall
Irene Handl
Kenneth Williams
Hugh Griffith
Roy Kinnear
Prunella Scales
Spike Milligan
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