Monday, September 19, 2011
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
"The Hound of the Baskervilles", it is still highly enjoyable fare. Rathbone and Bruce project the same removed bemusement and George Zucco as Moriarty makes a thoughtful villain. Ida Lupino contributes nice work as well as a young woman caught up in Moriarty's trap. These early entries from the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle work best because they are played as lighter fare. They also act as a throwback to an older more innocent era of film, and also magnify what is wrong with the newer reboot by Guy Ritchie and what will most likely be wrong with the upcoming sequel.