The Hound of the Baskervilles
Hammer Film Productions
Advertising poster for the Peter Cushing movie
This is the first movie adaptation of The Hound of the Baskervilles to be filmed in color. The hellhound practically leaps from this flamboyant poster for the Hammer Film Productions movie of 1959, pairing two masters of horror, Peter Cushing as Holmes and Christopher Lee as Sir Henry Baskerville. A Holmes aficionado himself, Cushing added detail from the Canon to the movie. It was his suggestion that the Baker Street mantelpiece feature Holmes’s correspondence pinned with a jackknife, as in the original stories.
30 × 14 in