The Hound of the Baskervilles (1929 film)

The Hound of the Baskervilles (German: Der Hund von Baskerville) is a 1929 German silent mystery film directed by Richard Oswald and starring Carlyle Blackwell, Alexander Murski, Livio Pavanelli. The film is an adaptation of the Sherlock Holmes novel The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle. It was the last Sherlock Holmes adaptation in the silent film era.[1]

The Hound of the Baskervilles
Screenshot of Watson (left) and Holmes (right) on the moors
Directed byRichard Oswald
Produced byFred Lyssa
Written by
CinematographyFrederik Fuglsang
Distributed bySüd-Film
Release date
28 August 1929

In 2009, a tape with this film (and other lost films of the silent cinema era) was discovered in the basement of the church in Sosnowiec, Poland.[2] In 2019, Flicker Alley released the film, digitally restored on DVD and Blu-Ray, along with the 1914 version.


Richard Oswald had penned an earlier adaptation of Conan Doyle's tale for the 1914 serial Der Hund von Baskerville. This version was not a remake of that serial but was a straight adaptation of the source material.[1]

The British-based American actor Carlyle Blackwell was hired to play Holmes, as he was "suitably Britannic".[3]

The film's sets were designed by the art director Willy Schiller. It was shot at the Staaken Studios in Berlin.



  1. Alan Barnes (2002). Sherlock Holmes on Screen. Reynolds & Hearn Ltd. p. 78. ISBN 978-1-903111-04-8.
  2. S.S. Prawer. Between Two Worlds: The Jewish Presence in German and Austrian Film, 1910–1933. p. 86.
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