|The Hound of the Baskervilles|
|Directed by||Igor Maslennikov|
|Screenplay by||Igor Maslennikov|
|Based on||The Hound of the Baskervilles|
by Arthur Conan Doyle
|Music by||Vladimir Dashkevich|
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. The hound uses the simple but effective device of painting a skull on the dog's face.