It’s an at least fair adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyles classic story, The Hound of the Baskervilles. This is a made for TV movie
King Valemon is offered the hand of a powerful yet evil witch in a marriage that will align him with the dark forces… but he refuses. Enraged, she casts a spell that transforms him into an enormous polar bear.
A mild banker and amateur painter is at a dinner honouring him for for twenty-five years of service in the bank for which he works. Enroute home he helps Kitty , an amoral femme fatale apparently being attacked by a man. Soon, he is enamoured of her, since his own domestic life is ruled by his bullying wife Adele (Rosalind Ivan), who idolises her former husband, a policeman drowned while trying to save a woman.
Before Leonid Brezhnev signed nuclear arms reduction agreements with the West, he led the Soviets into one conflict after another.