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The Hound of the Baskervilles

The Hound of the Baskervilles

The Hound of the Baskervilles 

1929 silent film with piano accompaniment by Jonny Best

Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes stories were the basis for scores of silent films. This is the very last of them, made in Germany in the dying days of the silent era. An international cast, lavish sets and bravura camerawork combine with the familiar Conan Doyle world of secret passages behind sliding panels, creaking country houses, and swirling mists on dark, mysterious moors. This film was unseen since 1929 and considered long lost - until it was found in Poland in 2009, stored in a parish priest’s basement. Restored in 2019, this is the first opportunity for audiences to see it with Jonny Best’s atmospheric, improvised piano accompaniment performed especially for Leeds Lit Fest. 

Running time: 66 minutes plus introduction

Certificate PG

Screening by permission of Flicker Alley.

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