The Hound of the Baskervilles (1972)

Director
Barry Crane

Main cast
Stewart Granger; Bernard Fox; William Shatner; Anthony Zerbe; Sally Ann Howes

Genres
Mystery, Crime

Description
US TV version of the classic Sherlock Holmes story


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