Peter Cushing and Miles Malleson in The Hound of the Baskervilles (dir. Terence Fisher, 1959).
Cushing as Holmes. Perfect. Great scene where Christopher Lee is terrorized by a tarantula--for real, as he explains in the "actor's diary" special feature that comes with the DVD I watched it on. Miles Malleson, a character actor who appears in several Hammer films (including both Horror of Dracula and Brides of Dracula), is a hoot as usual, here playing an dotty old bishop/entomologist. Malleson was also an accomplished screenwriter: among his credits was the Ludwig Berger/Michael Powell Thief of Baghdad from 1940.
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