This item is an 8" X 10",black and white photo of Basil Rathbone in a scene from the 1939 Movie-"The Hound Of The Baskervilles".The Hound of the Baskervilles is a 1939 mystery film based on the novel The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. It was directed by Sidney Lanfield and produced by 20th Century Fox.It is the best-known cinematic adaptation of the book, and is often regarded as one of the best film versions. The film stars Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes, Nigel Bruce as Dr. Watson and Richard Greene as Henry Baskerville. Because the studio apparently had no idea that the film would be such a hit, and that Rathbone and Bruce would make many more Sherlock Holmes films and be forever linked with Holmes and Watson, top billing went to Richard Greene, who was the film's romantic lead. Rathbone was billed second. Wendy Barrie, who played Beryl Stapleton, the woman with whom Greene falls in love, received third billing, and Nigel Bruce, the film's Dr. Watson, was billed fourth. In all their other Holmes films, Rathbone and Bruce would receive first and second billing respectively.The Hound of the Baskervilles marks the first of the fourteen Sherlock Holmes movies starring Rathbone and Bruce as the detective duo. It is also notable as the first Sherlock Holmes film to be set in the Victorian period of the original stories; all previous Holmes film adaptations, up to and including the 1930s British film series starring Arthur Wontner as Holmes, had been updated to a setting contemporaneous with the films' release.The photo has been autographed on the front by Basil Rathbone with a fountain pen in black...........BOTH PHOTO AND AUTOGRAPH ARE IN VERY GOOD CONDITION.