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 novel The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle. Sherlock Holmes is called in to investigate a suspicious death on Dartmoor. It was made by Gainsborough Pictures. The novelist Edgar Wallace worked as a screenwriter.
The very first 'talking picture' 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.John Stuart – Sir Henry Baskerville
Robert Rendel – Sherlock Holmes
Frederick Lloyd – Dr. Watson
Heather Angel – Beryl Stapleton
Reginald Bach – Stapleton
Wilfred Shine – Dr. Mortimer
Sam Livesey – Sir Hugo Baskerville
Henry Hallett – Barrymore
Sybil Jane – Mrs. Barrymore
Elizabeth Vaughan – Mrs. Laura Lyons