|The Hound of the Baskervilles|
|Directed by||Gareth Gundrey|
|Written by||Edgar Wallace|
|Based on||The Hound of the Baskervilles|
by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
|Produced by||Michael Balcon|
|Edited by||Ian Dalrymple|
|Distributed by||Gaumont British Distributors (UK)|
|10 April 1932 (London)|
The Hound of the Baskervilles is a 1932 British mystery film directed by Gareth Gundrey and starring John Stuart, Robert Rendel and Frederick Lloyd. It is based on the 1902 novel The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle, in which Sherlock Holmes is called in to investigate a suspicious death on Dartmoor. It was made by Gainsborough Pictures. The screenplay was written by Edgar Wallace.
Contemporary reviews found the film lacking. Bioscope claimed: "It is upon the dialogue of Edgar Wallace rather than sustained action that the producer relies to hold his audience, and the development becomes tedious in the attempt to piece together the various phases of the mystery." Picturegoer said: "This picture fails to do justice to Conan Doyle's thrilling Sherlock Holmes story."
The first sound version of The Hound of the Baskervilles, it had a budget of £25,000.
On 28 February 1931 Lustleigh railway station, on the then-Great Western Railway, was used as the location for 'Baskerville' station at which Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are seen arriving.
For many years, it was believed that only the (silent) picture negative of this movie still existed. However, in 1991, a complete set of negatives and soundtracks were donated to the British Film Institute (BFI) by the Rank Corporation. As such, the film now survives intact (and with sound) in the BFI archives.