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The order of John Le Mesurier and Ewan Solon's names are reversed in the opening and closing cast credits. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's novel was first serialized in The Strand magazine between August 1901 and April 1902. According to a July 1958 Hollywood Reporter news item, the British company Seven Arts Productions intended to produce a version of The Hound of the Baskervilles, the first of several "Sherlock Holmes" films, but the item May have named Seven Arts in error, or Hammer May have taken over production.
According to information in the file on the film in the MPAA/PCA Collection at the AMPAS Library, the American release of the film ran 84 minutes. British reviews indicate that the running time when released in Britain was 87-88 minutes. The Hound of the Baskervilles was the first of several Sherlock Holmes films to be shot in Technicolor. For information on earlier versions of The Hound of the Baskervilles, please consult the entry for the 1939 release in the AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1931-40.