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Hound of the Baskervilles, The

We’ve had just about every other version of this tale and here’s the one we could easily have done without – a flatlining Pete and Dud caper wherein the only pleasure to be had is watching humourless Warhol acolyte Paul Morrissey (he of the tedious longeurs and gay cowboys) pompously decide that a career mostly spent filming Joe Dallesandro wander around for hours with his knob out is the perfect grounding for an exercise in Carry On-style “bawdy” comedy, and come a massive cropper in the process. Less fun is seeing greats such as Kenneth Williams, Spike, Terry-Thomas, Max Wall, Roy Kinnear, Prunella Scales and Penelope Keith, not to mention Denholm ‘Peter Niss’ Elliott, Joan ‘Girls On Top’ Greenwood, Rita ‘Pompeii’ Webb, Josephine ‘Ronnies’ Tewson, Dana ‘Time Forgot’ Gillespie, Anna ‘Lou Beale’ Wing, Irene ‘Fruitbat’ Handl and Henry ‘WAP’ Woolf, get dragged down with him.

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