Hound of the Baskervilles (1959)
Pipe used by Peter Cushing as Sherlock Holmes

This pipe has been identified and screen-matched as having been used by Peter Cushing in the 1959 Hammer production of "The Hound of the Baskervilles", in the role of Sherlock Holmes, playing with André Morell as Watson and Christopher Lee as Sir Henry Baskerville, directed by Terence Fisher. The pipe belonged to Cushing, who was actually a cigarette smoker and didn't enjoy pipes, and was sold with other pipes (also used as Holmes in the 1968 BBC series) at his estate auction in 1994 and later acquired privately. In the case of this particular pipe, we have the good fortune of, besides it being clearly seen on the film, there being a publicity shot of Cushing holding the pipe.

At first, when I purchased the pipe, I didn't know what film it had been used on. At the time I browsed through the film and didn't find it. I gave up rather too quickly, as Cushing uses another pipe early on. I found it only when watching the film again and, to my surprise, this one is used towards the end, in a wonderful scene with Lee and Morell.


  1. Great! I love Holmes and Cushing.
    The part of Lee was not Hugo Baskerville, but Henry Baskerville.
    The part of Hugo was played by David Oxley.

    1. Thank you for your kind words and for spotting the name error! :)


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