Murder at the Baskervilles

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Starring Arthur Wontner, Ian Fleming, Lyn Harding, John Turnbull, Robert Horton, Lawrence Grossmith, Judy Gunn. Screenplay by Arthur Macrae and H. Fowler Mear, based on the story by Arthur Conan Doyle. Cinematography by Sydney Blythe.  Produced by Julius Hagen. Directed by Thomas Bentley. 

While on holiday visiting his old friend, Sir Baskerville, Holmes (with  Watson) are approached by the local Police Inspector to help investigate the disappearance of a famous race horse, SIlver Blaze, and the murder of the stable boy, just days before the big race. Holmes takes the challenge and soon finds a second dead body - that of the horse owner's son. All evidence points to Sir Baskerville's future son-in-law, but Holmes suspects that it is the work of his old arch-nemisis, Dr. Moriarty!

Arthur Wontner played Holmes from 1931 to 1937 (in five film adventures) and is still considered one of the best Sherlock Holmes by fans. MURDER AT THE BASKERVILLES is Wontner's final outing as the legendary detective.    

A Julius Hagen Production - Released in the U.S. by Astor Pictures Corp.  
Originally released July, 1937 in the U.K. (as SILVER BLAZE)
71 min. - b&w- mono

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