The Hound of the Baskervilles

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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

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