The Hound of the Baskervilles, 1959

The Baskerville family is cursed. Sir Henry has inherited the estate from the last to reign in Baskerville Hall. Hugo was torn up by the hound who lives in the moor. Sherlock Holmes will uncover enough new information to find out the truth of how Hugo died and why. And hopefully will save Sir Henry’s life.

Christopher Lee, who is now 91 years old, was 37 in 1959 when he took on the role of Sir Henry Baskerville. Lee enjoyed working with his close friend Peter Cushing in this film, stating that Cushing and Vincent Price (according to “were both grand masters of their art but more importantly as human beings...wonderful people, wonderful actors and I miss them very very much.”

Lee has 276 acting roles on his page. He’s been recognized by Guinness Book of World Records for being, at 6’ 5”, the World’s Tallest Leading Actor. His roles are mostly villains: Saruman in The Lord of the Rings, Count Dooku in Star Wars films, etc.

Peter Cushing, according to, wasn’t thrilled with the taste of the pipe he used as Sherlock Holmes. So it was funny to me that one of the quotes from the film was Holmes saying, “This is, I think, a two-pipe problem.”

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