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Aug 2-12, 2018 • El Paso, TX Twitter iconFacebook icon

The Hound of the Baskervilles

Signature Classic
Saturday, August 5
Philanthropy Theatre
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Before Benedict Cumberbatch and Jeremy Brett took up the mantle of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s master sleuth, Basil Rathbone brought the character to glorious life onscreen. Many still consider his portrayal the definitive version of Holmes, and this drama began his remarkable run of 14 films, dozens of radio programs and several plays as the Great Detective. However, Rathbone is second-billed here behind Richard Greene, whom 20th Century Fox was then grooming as a romantic lead. In Hound, Holmes and Dr. Watson head to the moors of Devonshire when a family curse threatens the heir of the Baskervilles. In his autobiography, Rathbone admitted: “Had I made but the one Holmes picture, my first, as an artist, I should have been well content. … I had the stimulating experience of creating a character that has intrigued me as much as any I have ever played.”

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Starring: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Richard Greene
Rated: NR