The Hound of the Baskervilles
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RussianСобака Баскервилей
Directed byIgor Maslennikov
Screenplay by
Based onThe Hound of the Baskervilles
by Arthur Conan Doyle
Produced byLenfilm
  • Dmitri Dolinin
  • Vladimir Ilyin
Edited byLyudmila Obrazumova
Music byVladimir Dashkevich
Release date
  • 1981 (1981)
Running time
147 minutes
CountrySoviet Union

The Hound of the Baskervilles (Russian: Приключения Шерлока Холмса и доктора Ватсона: Собака Баскервилей) is a 1981 Soviet television film adaptation of Arthur Conan Doyle's 1902 novel The Hound of the Baskervilles. It was the third instalment in the TV series about adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson.


The film features an all-star cast: in addition to the famous Livanov-Solomin duo as Holmes and Watson, the film stars the internationally acclaimed actor/director Nikita Mikhalkov as Sir Henry Baskerville and the Russian movie legend Oleg Yankovsky as Jack Stapleton.[1] The hound uses the simple but effective device of painting a skull on the dog's face.[2]



  1. ^ Приключения Шерлока Холмса и доктора Ватсона: Собака Баскервилей (ТВ)
  2. ^ Barnes, Alan (2011). Sherlock Holmes on Screen. Titan Books. p. 142. ISBN 9780857687760.