|The Hound of the Baskervilles 1983 TV, 100 min.|
Genre: Drama / Mystery / Horror
Director: Douglas Hickox
Cast: Ian Richardson, Donald Churchill, Martin Shaw, Denholm Elliott, Brian Blessed, Ronald Lacey, Eleanor Bron, Edward Judd, Nicholas Clay, Glynis Barber, Connie Booth, Eric Richard, Michael Burrell, Peter Rutherford, David Langton
Dr. Mortimer (Denholm Elliott) hires Sherlock Holmes (Ian Richardson) to investigate the murder of Sir Charles Baskerville. Mortimer tells Holmes that 350 years ago Hugo Baskerville traded his soul to the devil, and all of his ancestors have fallen under a curse and have been murdered when they inherited the Baskerville dynasty. Mortimer wants to protect the new heir, Sir Henry (Martin Shaw), from suffering the same fate. Holmes sends Dr. Watson (Donald Churchill) to investigate while Holmes, unbeknownst to Watson, arrives on the scene disguised as a gypsy to find the culprit.
|Victim 1961 N/R, 90 min.|
Director: Basil Dearden
Cast: Dirk Bogarde, Sylvia Syms, Dennis Price, Anthony Nicholls, Peter Copley, Norman Bird, Peter McEnery, Donald Churchill, Derren Nesbitt, John Barrie, John Cairney, Alan MacNaughtan
Homosexuality was illegal in England in the 1960s, and this film is one of the first to influence the "opening up" of the discussion on the subject. Melville Farr (Dirk Bogarde) is a married lawyer who had demonstrated homosexual tendencies in the past and had a male lover. Being illegal, such people were often blackmailed, and Melville gets involved with the issue when he takes on the blackmailing in court.
|1. The Hound of the Baskervilles (1983)|
2. Victim (1961)
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