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Basil Rathbone

Sir Philip St. John Basil Rathbone, KBE, MC, Kt (13 June 1892 – 21 July 1967) was a South African-born British actor.

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Neither have I hear of Audra McDonald. Now, have YOU heard of Basil Rathbone?
Sir Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce were my radio drama intro.
I love watching the Basil Rathbone Sherlock Holmes films, he really was the best Sherlock there has been! And Nigel Bruce
Basil Rathbone, best known for playing Sherlock Holmes, died 50 years ago at the age of 75. What is your favourite Rath…
Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon (1942) with Basil Rathbone & Nigel Bruce
The Woman in Green, with Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes and Nigel Bruce as Dr. Watson
Basil Rathbone. Sherlock Holmes and many other movies
Also loved Basil Rathbone in the Sherlock Holmes series!
Basil Rathbone is so great... he could be one of the best villains yet could be Sherlock Holmes
I love watching Basil Rathbone in anything
Tom Conway, who replaced Basil Rathbone as Holmes on radio 1946-7, born 1904.
I watched Sherlock Holmes (Basil Rathbone) and the Voice of Terror last night!
I like the bit where Basil Rathbone throws darts at him.
I love him and I'm sure Basil Rathbone would approve.
The game is afoot with Basil Rathbone and Fred Allen!
I just read Daphne du Maurier's utterly bonkers FRENCHMAN'S CREEK - and discovered that there's a film w/ Basil Rathbone &…
Bit of a Basil Rathbone moment doodle
Basil Rathbone displaying his 'I'm sexy, I know it, I don't need to shout about it' Holmes there
I never knew that Louis Moffat was friends with Basil Rathbone. Or is that a young Steven?
Basil Rathbone, all times best Sherlock Holmes. via
tonight's whatever it is I'm avoiding flick is Sherlock Holmes 'the woman in green' starring the brilliant Basil Rathbone 👌
...he was truly one of the greats, if not the greatest, but I cut my Holmesian teeth on Basil Rath…
Charles Laughton? I guess in Mutant of the Bounty. Basil Rathbone and Errol Flynn.
ALSO! Found an audio book of Edgar Allen Poe stories read entirely by Basil Rathbone and Vincent Price. (Libraries! Rule!)
Atwill played Inspector Krogh with Basil Rathbone in Son of Frankenstein. He then played…
I added a video to a playlist Son of Frankenstein (1939) Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Basil Rathbone ~
I added a video to a playlist The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) Errol Flynn, Basil Rathbone ~
I remember Basil Rathbone says something like that in Danny Kaye's The Court Jester.
Acrylic paint I did of Sherlock for our living room. Inspired by the Basil Rathbone portrayal.…
I've been listening to an audio book of Edgar Allan Poe stories read by Vincent Price & Basil Rathbone. So that's fun.I mean perfect voices!
THE ADVENTURES OF MARCO POLO (1938) lively, but uninspired adventure yarn. Gary Cooper is miscast, but Basil Rathbo…
"Never regret anything you have done with sincere affection; nothing is lost that is born of the heart" ...x. Basil Rathbone
Vincent Price reads to Basil Rathbone, Boris Karloff, and Peter Lorre on the set of The Comedy of Terrors, 1963. https…
IF I WERE KING. Ronald Coleman & Basil Rathbone are excellent adversaries in clever historic comedy, a precursor to a film like "Dave."
Tales Of Terror, directed by Roger Corman and starring Vincent Price, Peter Lorre and Basil Rathbone, was released on this da…
None of the above...I like Basil Rathbone. Him and Nigel Bruce were the best Holmes/Watson duo.
I'm watching The House of Fear. Basil Rathbone was the best Sherlock Holmes and Nigel Bruce the best Watson. In my opinion!
Basil Rathbone has just saved England from the Nazi's. Nigel Bruce lent a hand in places.
In 1892 Basil Rathbone was born.Several actors played Sherlock Holmes, he was the best.He was to Holmes what Sean Connery was to James Bond
Errol Flynn is Robin Hood, Margaret Rutherford is Miss Marple, Basil Rathbone is Sherlock Holmes, and Adam West is nobody else is!
Getting my chuckle on this a.m. with Basil Rathbone, Glynis Johns, and the great Danny Kaye in The Court Jester.
Also, of course, Errol Flynn and Basil Rathbone dueling it out on the steps in Robin Hood.
I fell in love with Errol Flynn and Tyrone Power and Basil Rathbone a...
Basil Rathbone as Holmes in "Hound of the Baskervilles", Sunday @ 8AM Pacific Time on the Movies channel, Comcast.
Just found out the radioplays with Nigel Bruce and Basil Rathbone are on and learning about shampoo.
I have been a Holmes fan since childhood. Read all the books. Watched most of the films - Basil Rathbone was...
Originally, Basil Rathbone was lined up for the part.
Could you let me have the 3 weeks due to me now and if I work aga...
Basil Rathbone with N.Bruce & R. Hughes, receiving a certificate declaring him to be a member of the Baker Street I…
Ah yes. Hotcha-cha! Pola Negri and (yes can it be?) Basil Rathbone, definitely not in Sherlock Holmes mode
I added a video to a playlist 1945 - Sherlock Holmes: The Woman in Green - BASIL RATHBONE - Roy
which one? Basil Rathbone, Ronald Howard, or Benedict Cumberbatch? If you haven't seen Basil Rathbone I 10% recommend
The fog has come down really badly. I demand Basil Rathbone appears puffing on a meerschaum pipe.
...according to my calculations, that makes Tyrone Powers v. Basil Rathbone only 75% as cool as Flynn v Rathbone (r2 = 0.9)
Hot take: The Tyrone Powers/Basil Rathbone fight in Mark of Zorro is better than any swordfight scene Flynn was ever in
Errol Flynn swashbuckling films still have the best sword fights in any movies ever made. Robin Hood, where he kills Basil Rathbone? Perfect
Like an old Sherlock Holmes movie outside. Half expecting to see Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce down on the quayside...
Basil Rathbone stars in 'The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes' on TCM this afternoon at 3pm.
Aah, at last. In a sea of daytime tv dross I've come across Basil Rathbone in Hound of the Baskervilles I'll elevate my swollen leg & enjoy!
The Hound of The Baskervilles (1939) starring Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce and Richard Greene is on TCM this afternoon at 3pm.
Happy Wednesday everyone. It's time for a question. Basil Rathbone's Holmes was probably the best. In the flick...
"Watson, the needle!" - Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce as Holmes and Watson in The Hound Of The Baskervilles,…
I cannot tell you much about the picture- it depends on so many things...
Want to spend 40 mins in the company of Basil Rathbone as he reads poems to you from old 78s? Course you do.
Brent Spiner is possibly the best Sherlock Holmes since Basil Rathbone.
.and We thought we detected a pattern with these scenarios? Where is Basil Rathbone & Nigel Bruce when you need them?
Angela Lansbury in the movie The Court Jester with Basil Rathbone at lunch in the Paramount Studio, photo by Alfred…
Sometimes I just crave to play in Shakespeare again and I know and ...
added some Basil Rathbone & Nigel Bruce movies so I'm watching in vibrant color. ♡
If I see a picture of the Kids In The Hall, Zeppelin, old Ghost Rider comics or Basil Rathbone on your profile I'm probably gonna follow you
Sat nite on MeTV- it's an old dark house with Basil Rathbone,Broderick Crawford, and Bela- where death is...
Basil Rathbone will always be *my* Holmes but Martin Freeman is quite possibly the best Dr Watson ever. Such a brilliant actor.
Basil Rathbone & Nigel Bruce's radio series: a tribute to a classic of
Now watching from 1956 The Court Jester a Danny Kaye, Basil Rathbone and Angela Lansbury.
Such a great cast in this film: Spencer Tracy, Jeffrey Hunter, Basil Rathbone, Ken Curtis, and so many more!
Leslie Howard, Basil Rathbone and John Barrymore conter on the set of George Cukor's Romeo and Juliet (1936) featured in NBC s Science of Love
my favourite ever Sherlock is Basil Rathbone (big crush as a kid). First Marple, Margaret Rutherford.
Basil Rathbone was awesome. I love Bonerdank Camphersnatch. Even Jonny Lee Miller's good. . I'm still waiting for my Brent Spiner Sherlock.
Saturday afternoon movie in Alderland: Tyrone Power and Basil Rathbone(!) in The Mark of Zorro.
Universal should do a biopic about the life of Basil Rathbone, and Charles Dance should play Basil.
When Guy Ritchie made the Sherlock Holmes movies, it really ruined my childhood. As a young boy, I was a huge Basil Rathbone fan.
WOW ep of Basil Rathbone's Sherlock Holmes is superb! Excited Just started the Horrors thanks to
I'm addicted to Will Hay, Laurel and Hardy and, extraneously, Basil Rathbone's Sherlock Holmes.
I know the feeling lucky I have the MOVIE channel & just watched the REAL Sherlock Holmes (Basil Rathbone) in the SCARLET CLAW👍
My own thine opinion, Basil Rathbone is the best actor for Sherlock Holmes while Jude Law is for John H. Watson.
I got: Basil Rathbone! Which Sherlock Holmes Are YOU? Got this for the second time already. ***
Today at 4pm on The Score, it's a Sherlock Holmes celebration! From the classic Basil Rathbone series to the contemporary Mr. Holmes.
Basil Rathbone 24x36 Poster as Sherlock Holmes Looking at Map by Silverscreen
I'd totally do up my home Basil Rathbone-style. What's funny - this is a Sherlock Holmes movie, but it's not obvious
ll Entertainment daily ll Mark of Zorro-Tyrone Power, Basil Rathbone, and Eugene Pallette-8x10-B&W- Still (Vi...
How cool is that. Vincent Price reads to Peter Lorre, Boris Karloff, and Basil Rathbone. . https:/…
Fredric March & wife, Myrna Loy & husband, and Kay Francis at one of Basil Rathbone's famous costume parties, 1930s.
Ann Sheridan faces the scrutiny of Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce.
One of the all time best adventure films; Flynn, De Havilland, the Warner Bros. stock company, and Basil Rathbone.
may I recommend the podcasts? Very long and fascinating. The Basil Rathbone/Nigel Bruce one is superb
Go to sit down now & look at basil rathbone in Sherlock Holmes terror by night
You know... I mean obviously I'm Basil Rathbone 4 Lyfe, but Johnny Lee Miller's Sherlock is really growing on me. Lucy Liu's Watson, too.
Tower of London (1939): Basil Rathbone & Boris Karloff in Richard III story - makes clear warring nobles are just crime families of thugs.
Should have guessed that no 1 on my list would have been your picks. For me. Fave: is Robert Downey Jr. Best: Basil Rathbone
Love the BBC series, but also love the old Basil Rathbone movies
To be fair staying up ‘til 2 watching Basil Rathbone Sherlock Holmes films after drinking a few strong beers not that clever.
No Conan Doyle didn't write it, but Basil Rathbone did say it :)
Hi Mark I have always had a soft spot for the 40s Sherlock Holmes films. Great double act of Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce.
basil Rathbone was the best Sherlock. Kevs did a great basil!!
while I will always love Basil Rathbone, I would have to give top honors to Jeremy Brett
Basil Rathbone's voice has a chilling gravitas that makes me shudder everytime. His voice was made to read Poe.
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Basil Rathbone is a personal favorite. His swordsmanship was adeptly displayed in Robin Hood & Zorro.
cracking final scene and if I recall Basil Rathbone ex Liverpool Scottish MC served the Empire
Basil Rathbone may be cinema's greatest but the first film in his series leaves much to be desired.
Do you know which Basil Rathbone film from the 1940s brings Sherlock Holmes to Canada?
there was a list of best Sherlock Holmes ever and BBC Sherlock was 2 and basil Rathbone was three and I'm 🤔
A science fiction classic from the past starring the legendary Basil Rathbone!
Got Spotify? Then you can listen to Basil Rathbone and Vincent Price read the works of Edgar Allan Poe!.
Now on an original Basil Rathbone/Nigel Bruce story, featuring Prof. Moriarty!
Listen to Edgar Allan Poe Stories read by Vincent Price and Basil Rathbone here for free:
OK. Thought he was appealing personality-wise in American Hustle. I have no room to talk, have the hots for Basil Rathbone!
Basil Rathbone rose to prominence in the United Kingdom as a Shakespearean actor and went on to appear in more than 70 films.
This fortress, built by nature for herself. . This blessed plot, this earth, this realm. . This England. . Basil Rathbone ( Sherlock Holmes )
Bela Lugosi (center) is welcomed back to Hollywood by co-actors Basil Rathbone (left) and Lon Chaney Jr. (right)...
The universe should have found a way to have Basil Rathbone as Holmes & James Mason as Watson.
James Mason, Richard Burton, Basil Rathbone, Ronald Colman - had voices I like.
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The only movie with Merle Haggard, Basil Rathbone, Lon Chaney Jr., Molly Bee and a gorilla.
Basil Rathbone as Rev. James Morrell in a stage production of Shaw's 'Candida' (1933)
But seriously, if you want a very nice car w/ about 90k miles and a cassette of Basil Rathbone reading Sherlock Holmes STILL IN THE PLAYER..
Basil Rathbone and Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi in 'Son of Frankenstein' (1939) Rowland V. Lee. Classic horror movies
Just watched impressive 1934 movie of Tolstoy's Anna Karenina with Greta Garbo, Frederic March, and Basil Rathbone
I suggested for Sherlock Holmes hotel to show Jeremy Brett Granada Holmes, and Basil Rathbone too! Hurrah! …
What to watch this evening? I have been favoring the dark motivation of Boris Karloff, the shrewd cynicism of Basil Rathbone,
Basil Rathbone is wonderfully villainous in this film and is ably assisted by Boris Karloff.
Basil Rathbone (the BEST Sherlock Holmes!!) is fantastic as the beastly Mr Murdstone (David Copperfield - 1935)
If only we could have seen Basil Rathbone and BAT-tle it out on screen. Holy Icons!
. Just finished. Now Patrick Stewart, then George C. Scott and on from there! (Basil Rathbone on CD)
"Anna Karenina", the 1935 film adaptation directed by Clarence Brown with Greta Garbo, Fredric March, Basil Rathbone
A reminder, Mr Holmes is out today on DVD. Jeremy Brett's still my definitive Holmes but I have a soft spot for Basil Rathbone
Patricia Morrison was wonderful in Sherlock Holmes with Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce...
Monday to Wednesday, Basil Rathbone as Sherlock. Thursday to Friday, Margaret Rutherford as Miss Marple. Can't get much better than that ...
So the part went to Margaret Hamilton. Gale was simultaneously glamorous and sinister as Basil Rathbone's nemesis in Sherlock Holmes and the
Basil Rathbone &Tyrone Power are still at it in Zorro - for me one of the best version of the myth!
Always dress well and be sharp when fighting a duel. Basil Rathbone and Tyrone Power in Zorro
Sherlock Holmes and The Hound of the Baskervilles ~~ Basil Rathbone & Nigel
People talk about Benedict Cumberbatch as a ridiculous name for a Sherlock Holmes actor as if Basil Rathbone never exist…
Dame Margaret Rutherford She was to Miss Marple what Basil Rathbone was to Holmes, Not accurate but special.
Photoset: Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi and Basil Rathbone celebrate Boris’ birthday on he set of “Son of...
The Basil Rathbone version pains me because the Nigel Bruce Watson is /so wrong/ but oh my god Basil Rathbone is like the perfect casting.
The Adventures of with Basil Rathbone & Nigel Bruce opened 1939. Watch:
" The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes," starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce," opened on this date in 1939.
LISTEN to Holmes - Old Time Radio Show, Vol. One by Basil Rathbone & Nigel Bruce on ♫
Worst portrayal of Watson is Nigel Bruce who turns him into buffoon. Inaccurate and a mismatch with Basil Rathbone's portrayal of Holmes.
you need the Basil Rathbone version for the real deal. Nigel Bruce, marvellous as a bumbling Dr Watson.
Watching PURSUIT TO ALGIERS (1945), a Sherlock Holmes classic with Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce. It's like watching ghosts.
The Pearl of Death with Basil Rathbone & Nigel Bruce released in 1944. Watch:
One of my favorite actors Basil Rathbone in a live TV drama 'Lights Out'
It's so foggy this morning I half expect Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce to emerge from the murk to solve a crime.
Basil Rathbone's Sherlock Holmes was always very blasé about the deaths of people he was supposed to protect.
Movie. Sherlock Holmes in Washington. Classic Holmes starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce as Sherlock Holmes...
Basil Rathbone one of my favorite actors in a fascinating interview on the 'Christophers' show.
Before there was Basil Rathbone's . is too thick to be Moriarty .
Working on my degree from the Basil Rathbone Correspondence School of Accounting. Where is my abacus?
Watching on but Marple without Joan Hickson is like Sherlock Holmes without Basil Rathbone, rubbish.
Basil Rathbone and Marlene Dietrich on the set of The Garden of Allah
technicolor film from the 30s with Basil Rathbone? oh he'll yeah
I got myself a date this afternoon with Basil Rathbone :).Do Not Disturb ;) x
Basil Rathbone, one of the Salvation Army is: "Blood and fire".
ALERT: Basil Rathbone fans tune into tonight for WOMAN IN GREEN!
Photo: This is a scene from the 1939 version of Hound of the Baskervilles, the first with Basil Rathbone as...
Movie. Sherlock Holmes and the Pearl of Death. Starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce.
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Only Vincent Price could make Poe's stories even creepier than they already are.
Basil Rathbone and Martin Freeman. Just to be difficult.
Foggy very foggy-just waiting for Basil Rathbone to emerge from the gloom in Cathedral square
Basil Rathbone is like another Raymond Burr. He played a lot of villains but is probably best remembered as Sherlock Holmes
I got Basil Rathbone on this one , but I got Jeremy Brett on this one:
I was a huge fan of Basil Rathbone's Sherlock Holmes movies. Hitchcock too. Never missed.
It's no mystery why we still love Sherlock. Everyone from Basil Rathbone to Benedict Cumberbatch has put his stamp…
Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce in Sherlock Holmes movies - The scarlet claw (1944) just posted on blog, enjoy!!
I said "To what am I indebted for this visit?" today at work. Watching too much Basil Rathbone Sherlock Holmes.
Basil Rathbone as also the Sheriff of Nottingham in Errol Flynn's Robin Hood.
No, not seen them, mostly know radio Holmeses, Carlton Hobbes etc. oh, and Basil Rathbone (have all those films).
See Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes in The Hound of the Baskervilles ('39), screening in 35mm this Sunday & Monday!
Basil Rathbone one of my fav actors in a truncated, but fascinating interview on the Christophers
do tell who's voices you hear, I've had some basil rathbone moments ..
Truncated, but fascinating interview with Basil Rathbone,1 of my fav actors on Christophers show.
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Martin Freeman and Basil Rathbone is quite a combination!
also my sherlock voice is basil rathbone, so I can't read for too long ..excitement
Find out about Sherlock Holmes' many ties to Hampshire: Basil Rathbone, left, who played Sherlock *** ..
the Basil Rathbone Nigel Bruce ones were the best. My brother and I would sneak down stairs late at night to watch them.
- than the Basil Rathbone films. I was right. Sherlock is less than stereotypically Victorian.
Basil Rathbone's another one who was so good in everything
A fascinating discussion with Basil Rathbone in the early 1960's? On the Christophers TV show
Imagine what went on in Basil Rathbone's mind every morning he woke up knowing he'd work another day on HILLBILLYS IN A HAUNTED HOUSE.
Watching Basil Rathbone staring as Sherlock Holmes in "The Voice of Terror." This is what my wife and I do to have fun.
All the cool kids are watching Basil Rathbone Sherlock Holmes films right now. Ok you got me
I love Basil Rathbone but would love to have seen Peter Lorre's take on this role
I'm the reincarnation of Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce 👏
Curious incident: Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes perusing the book 'Murder As A Fine Art' in House of Fear 1945
It appears to me that every single person who has played Dr. Who has closely studied Basil Rathbone playing Sherlock Holmes...
Fun fact Friday: Judy Garland, Joan Crawford, Aaliyah, Kitty Carlisle, Basil Rathbone, and Ed Sullivan are all buried at Ferncliff Cemetery
We're watching "The Dawn Patrol" from 1938 and it's not just awesome cause Basil Rathbone's in it.
...Price, James Earl Jones, Basil Rathbone, Christopher Walken and one by John De Lancie. Still hoping for a Patrick Stewart.
Peter Lorre, Vincent Price, Boris Karloff, & Basil Rathbone serenade us. That should be enough for anyone's Sunday.
Hear the original broadcast at 8 tonight! Basil Rathbone, Nelson Eddy, Susanna Foster.
Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce were just so good together, one of my favourite double acts.
Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce are the best Sherlock and Watson
Treat for fans of Basil Rathbone's Sherlock Holmes and Nigel Bruce's Watson today. Four movies back to back on TCM from 2pm UK.
Photo: don56: Basil Rathbone, Ida Lupino and Nigel Bruce in “The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes” (1939,...
my 1st introduction to Sherlock Holmes was the films of the wonderful Basil Rathbone & Nigel Bruce :))
Have to say that after Basil Rathbone, Jeremy Brett most superior Sherlock Holmes... Hard act to follow... Take another 20 years to beat
it goes Basil Rathbone, Johnny Lee Miller, Jeremy Brett and then the rest in a skip
Larry Storch kept his classmates at DeWitt Clinton High School in the Bronx in stitches with his impressions of such famed actors as Claude Rains and Basil Rathbone and "The Wizard of Oz" himself, Frank Morgan .
More from John Johnston, who plays Sherlock Holmes in our upcoming adventure to see The Speckled Band at The Classical Theatre Company: Q: There have been quite a few incarnations of Holmes since his first publishing in 1887, both on the stage and in film as well as in literature. Do you find any of them particularly inspirational? J: Oh yes. Definitely. He is a singular character, to be sure, but has appeared in as many different mediums as one could imagine. At this point, I've had decades of research into Holmes, just by my personal affinity for his stories. I enjoy aspects of all of them that I've seen, from the Peter Cushing's interpretation to Basil Rathbone, all the way up to Benedict Cumberbatch's modern version. My personal favorite (and the one that most directly influences my interpretation of Holmes) is Jeremy Brett's performance. When I was growing up, my family would sit down and eat our Sunday night dinner and watch Brett's Holmes series episode-by-episode. His frenetic energy, coupled with ...
Basil Rathbone or Robert Downey Jnr which is best?
The genius of Conan Doyle is why Basil Rathbone, Jeremy Brett, Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller have succeeded as
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Had a goodish nap. Got up about 12:30 and am still watching Twilight Zone on Scfi channel. I have several Boston Blackie movies to watch that were on GetTV earlier. They have old Sherlock Holmes movies on right now with Basil Rathbone but they only show the same four over and over on the TV. I have all of the others he was in on disc. Maybe I'll dig them out soon along with my old Charlie Chan collection. :P
My 'if only' villain list for BATMAN TV includes Basil Rathbone, Ray Milland, Bette Davis and perhaps Debbie Reynolds.
my dad likes Basil Rathbone and Jeremy Brett the best but still likes the new ones. I like the old ones too tbh but what I-
One of those Sherlock Holmes capes, ala Basil Rathbone or Jeremy Brett? I could see that.
Found these while cleaning. Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes, Boris Karloff, Vivien Leigh, Clark Gable. Free to good home.
Ronald Colman Claude Rains, Basil Rathbone & Herbert Marshall were with London Scottish at Ypres 100 years ago. Remarkably they all survived
I am more of a Basil Rathbone kind of Sherlock Homes. I like to dress up and look dashing as Kris and I run around.
BEGINS NEXT FRIDAY! The year 2014 marks the centennial of the start of World War I. It began in July, of 2014, and would end in November, 1919. As with any “great war”, in was the subject of many films, from the silent era, to the present day. In this course, we will view, and discuss three films, shown in their entirety, released by Warner Brothers, between 1938 and 1941, in which this major global conflict was the main focus. In Edmund Goulding’s THE DAWN PATROL (1938), Errol Flynn, Basil Rathbone, and David Niven, are British flying aces, who contend with the harsh realities of air combat; in William Keighley’s THE FIGHTING 69th (1940), a loud-mouth braggart Jerry Plunkett (James Cagney) alienates his comrades, and officers, but Father Duffy (Pat O’ Brien), the regiment’s chaplain, has faith in Jerry. And, in Howard Hawks’ Sergeant York (1941), Gary Cooper (in an Academy Award winning performance) is the celebrated hillbilly sharpshooter, who is drafted in WWI, despite being a pacifist, b ...
oh, it's a doozy. Also starring Basil Rathbone & Barry Fitzgerald. Lots of planes; Germans; no women.
Love that movie. Basil Rathbone references and voice clips, Vincent Price as the villain, what's not to love?
TOWER OF LONDON with Boris Karloff, Basil Rathbone and Vincent Price... No, I don't mean they are all actually WITH me now but
Publicity still of Basil Rathbone, Peter Lorre, Boris Karloff and Vincent Price for THE COMEDY OF TERRORS 1963.
Vincent Price, Basil Rathbone, Boris Karloff and Peter Lorre Behind the scenes pic of Comedy Of Terrors
Basil Rathbone and Boris Karloff behind the scenes of Son Of Frankenstein having cake!
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Herbert Marshall, Ronald Colman, Basil Rathbone & Claude Rains were in same regiment. "No one else in that reg. ever got laid."
Bunch of us are going to see Mask of Zorro in Bryant Park this Monday! Who wants to join? HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival The Mark Of Zorro 5:00pm | Lawn This big budgeted blockbuster stars Tyrone Power as the ultimate Zorro, the masked avenger who uses his ingenuity and sword to fight the injustices of the ruling Spaniards and their nasty captain, Basil Rathbone, to rescue the old California townspeople. (1940) 93 min. (Fox) Not Rated HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival Presented by Bank of America With City MD and The Wall Street Journal The lawn opens at 5:00pm for blankets and picnicking. Films begin at sunset (typically between 8pm and 9pm). All packages, bags, briefcases, backpacks, etc. subject to inspection.
Charles and Tay got "The Mark of Zorro" and Basil Rathbone and Tyrone Power last night. I didn't hear from Tay...
Remembering the refined actor and swordsman Basil Rathbone (June 13, 1892 – July 21, 1967) on his birthday. One of the finest Golden Hollywood villains and heroes - from Errol Flynn's foe, to Arthur Conan Doyle's studious and famous detective, Sherlock Holmes. Starting out on the stage before 1920, he was a Shakespearian actor, and he made the leap to silent film in 1925. He returned to the stage periodically during his long career, played many radio shows, and appeared in films of many genres, even comedy spoofs such as The Court Jester (1956). In the first of the photos below: Taken by White Studio, Basil and Edna Best appear in the play, Mero. Related by "A drama in three acts adapted by Arthur *** from the French play by Henri Berstein. Opened at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, New York City, April 16, 1931, and lasted 67 performances. Produced by Lee Shubert, staged by Marcel Varnel. For more info about the actor:
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I have never seen Basil Rathbone in anything other than Sherlock Holmes until now. He's in Florence Nightingale now on Movie Mix
Watched 'The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes' starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce last night. Superb, just superb.
Thanks for letting me join. I loved Basil Rathbone but, having read every one of the Sherlock Holmes stories, My personal opinion is that Jeremy Brett is the perfect Sherlock Holmes and, to be fair, Edward Hardwicke was pretty much perfect as Dr Watson too!
English stage and screen actor William Claude Rains died on the 30th of May, 1967. Born in Camberwell, London, he grew up with what his daughter Jessica termed “a very serious Cockney accent and a speech impediment” but, after making his theatre debut at the age of 11 in Nell of Old Drury, RADA founder Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree saw huge acting talent in him, and paid for the elocution lessons necessary for him to become a professional actor. Rains later became a tutor at the Academy, where his students included John Gielgud, who later remarked, after the former had become an international star, “He was a great influence on me. I don't know what happened to him. I think he failed and went to America.” Rains was active in the London Scottish Regiment in the First World War, alongside fellow actors Basil Rathbone, Ronald Colman and Herbert Marshall. During his service he was involved in a gas attack, which left him virtually blind in one eye for the rest of his life. By the end of the conflict, he ha ...
May 30, 1950: Basil Rathbone appears as Holmes on TV in "Sherlock Holmes" NBC Showcase.
Basil Rathbone played Holmes and and Nigel Bruce played Dr. Watson in the 1939-1946 Sherlock Holmes film series.
Sherlock Holmes in the Bank Holiday drizzle? Double-bill of Basil Rathbone at 4.00PM UK Time.
Sherlock Holmes and the House Of Fear - Basil Rathbone: via
Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce Double-Bill Sherlock Holmes at 4.00PM today on Audio Book Radio.
Just answered a "Trivia Today" question (I get them every day) about who played the title role in the film "Lawrence of Arabia". Definitely one of the easier questions to answer but it reminded me how much I enjoyed the late Peter O'Toole's film debut (all his films, really). It's one of only a few DVDs I've actually purchased (in addition to "The Exorcist" and a collection of Sherlock Holmes movies starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce). Also starred Omar Sharif, Anthony Quinn, Alec Guinness, Claude Rains, Jack Hawkins, and several other often-seen British actors (you'd recognize them if you saw them). David Lean was a terrific director ("Dr. Shivago", "Bridge Over the River Kwai", and others) and Maurice Jarre's musical score was perfect (he also wrote the score for "Dr. Shivago"; remember "Lara's Theme"?).
Tyrone Power and Basil Rathbone appear to be having quite the sword fight.
David Copperfield 1935 American film based upon the Charles Dickens novel The Personal History, Adventures, Experience, & Observation of David Copperfield (Freddie Bartholomew) the Younger. A number of characters and incidents from the novel were omitted - notably David's time at Salem House boarding school, although one character he met at Salem House was retained for the film as a head boy at the school David attended after his aunt Betsey Trotwood(Edna May Oliver)gained custody of him. Basil Rathbone as Edward Murdstone Roland Young as Uriah Heep
Here, in the run up to Armistice Day and the 100th anniversary of the start of hostilities, we've put together 40 other incredible facts about the 1914-1918 war that was meant to end all wars... 1. Officially a British soldier had to be 19 years old to serve overseas but many lied about their age. About 250,000 under-age boys served. The youngest was discovered to be just 12. 2. Average life expectancy in the trenches was about six weeks. Junior officers and stretcher bearers were some of the people most at risk. 3. During four years 25 million tons of supplies were shipped to the British forces on the Western Front including three million tons of food and five million tons of oats and hay for the horses. 4. As the war went on the amount of food given to soldiers was reduced. A common meal in the trenches was maconochie - a stew of turnips, potatoes and carrots. Other rations included bully beef and even Marmite. There was a small rum ration but tea tasted horrible thanks to the chloride of lime used to p ...
A full-length, documentary devoted to the Basil Rathbone/Nigel Bruce series of Sherlock Holmes films and radio plays, featuring some of their greatest moments, and fascinating insights into the making of the definitive Sherlock Holmes movies. What did The Hoxton Creeper have in common with Abraham L…
GIF set of Basil Rathbone as Guy of Guisborne.
Seriously, Bing Crosby and Basil Rathbone. What other movie has such a pedigree? Ichabod and Mr Toad on Blu-ray in August!
yeah I was quite young, Basil Rathbone confused me.
going to start up again in a years time);Flynn,Basil Rathbone,David Niven are all excellent;is a shame Rathbone got so
Spectacular oil painting my Sanjulian featuring Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes from the iconic Un
Leslie Howard and Basil Rathbone films on this morning and I have to go to *** work. Ugh.
THE DAWN PATROL (1938) starts at 8:15am est today on TCM. Errol Flynn, David Niven and Basil Rathbone in Fighter plane epic!
Basil rathbone john. I used to watch him years ago 6pm every friday bbc2
with a cast to die for: Basil Rathbone, Gary Lockwood, Maila Nurmi
I also think that Robert Stephens rather favors Basil Rathbone too, judging from this film.
Also, what were they thinking with Basil Rathbone's hair in the later movies? Was he going bald?
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Currently watching a Basil Rathbone Sherlock Holmes. It's really rather good.
Holmes never wore a deer stalker, by name, in the books. In the Basil Rathbone films he wears it in a country or fittingly rural setting.
Things are getting desperate here, hubby watching Basil Rathbone on TCM cos nothing worth watching.
Don't you just love Basil Rathbone in Sherlock Holmes. So very British what what !
I thank Basil Rathbone played one of the best. Sherlock Holmes . With Nigel Bruce as Dr. Watson they were great together .
My first was Jeremy Brett. When I first saw a Basil Rathbone film I was ...
Basil Rathbone Holmes as noir? Going all Australian new wave on Weds - Ozploitation anyone?
Basil Rathbone made such a classy He is one of my favorites as well.
Never seen that chap. The only real Holmes is Basil Rathbone. And Nigel Bruce the only real Watson.
actually that would be Basil Rathbone...circa 1940's such as hound of the baskervilles
Not ashamed to admit that I love watching these old black and white Basil Rathbone/Sherlock Holmes films.
don't worry on that score. He sounds like Basil Rathbone
'The Woman In Green', one of the best of the Basil Rathbone Sherlock Holmes series is on tonight (Saturday) on Sky317 at 7.45pm.
Movie Poster: Terror by Night (1946) was the 2d to last of the Basil Rathbone/Nigel Bruce films.
(2/2) play Holmes on stage. They failed... because they never asked Basil Rathbone how to do it.
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EC Robert Ryan warched Basil Rathbone films when they cancelled Grandstand. Horrified with what they did to Watson char.
in The Jolly Roger episode, were you giving a nod to Errol Flynn and Basil rathbone in Robin Hood with the shadows fencing?
Also in today's Tumblr crop: Basil Rathbone's butt, Tyrone Powers' butt, two random boy butts, and Anderson Cooper (but not his butt).
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Watching The Hound of the Baskervilles (1939) Basil Rathbone still the best!.
Have you ever seen the 1940's Basil Rathbone & Nigel Bruce "Sherlock Holmes" ?? I grew up watching those
Photoset: idlesuperstar: Basil Rathbone is more fabulous than you, even when he’s in peasant rags.
Featured life story: actor (Philip) Basil Rathbone. Help us to uncover more about his life:
“Mrs. Basil Rathbone: " ‘Something terrible has happened to Mia.’ I said, ‘Tell me what. Is she dead?’ ‘No, she’s married to Frank Sinatra"
Basil and Rathbone settling in to their digs.
Meet the new members of Gossamer Thread's Vaudeville Co. - Basil and Rathbone.
For no apparent reason I'm tempted watch "The Hound of the Baskervilles" with Basil Rathbone (my favourite Sherlock). G'night tweeplepeople!
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