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Rathbone, Basil 1892-1967

Works: 1,303 works in 2,884 publications in 5 languages and 36,705 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Romance films  Action and adventure films  Detective and mystery films  History  Horror films  Swashbuckler films  Monster films  War films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Author, Interviewee, Singer, Proofreader, Speaker, Other, Costume designer, Commentator
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Basil Rathbone
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The adventures of Robin Hood by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

63 editions published between 1938 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the life and adventures of Robin Hood, who, with his band of followers, lived as an outlaw in Sherwood Forest dedicated to fight against tyranny
Dressed to kill by Roy William Neill( Visual )

179 editions published between 1945 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three music boxes are the only clues that Holmes has to work with to find the location of bank notes stolen from the Bank of England
The Edgar Allan Poe audio collection by Edgar Allan Poe( Recording )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 1,044 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poe's tales haunt and thrill, read with perfection. Includes The Tell-Tale Heart, The Black Cat, The Pit and the Pendulum, The Cask of Amontillado, and more
Charles Dickens' A tale of two cities by Kang weik kang wei jie kek jie ke( Visual )

11 editions published between 1935 and 2006 in English and held by 1,023 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An elaborate adaptation of Dickens' classic tale of the French Revolution. Dissipated lawyer Sydney Carton defends emigre Charles Darnay from charges of spying against England. He becomes enamored of Darnay's fiancée, Lucie Manette, and agrees to help her save Darnay from the guillotine when he is captured by Revolutionaries in Paris"--Marg Baskin in the IMDB, viewed Dec. 12, 2006
Frankenstein : the legacy collection by John Shiban( Visual )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 996 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frankenstein: Dr. Frankenstein creates a true monster from dead human parts, but it gets out of control and into trouble. Bride of Frankenstein: Dr. Frankenstein agrees to help create a new creature, a woman, to be the companion of the monster. Son of Frankenstein: Wolf Frankenstein, the doctor's son, returns with his wife to claim his inheritance. Ghost of Frankenstein: Ygor resurrects Frankenstein's monster and brings him to the original doctor's son, Ludwig, for help. House of Frankenstein: Dracula, the Wolf Man and the Frankenstein monster exact revenge upon their many enemies
The court jester by Melvin Frank( Visual )

27 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in English and held by 994 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 12th century England, the infant king is usurped by the wicked King Roderick. Black Fox and his band attempt to restore the rightful king to the throne by having a member of their group infiltrate the court by posing as the jester. Things get zany when the jester is hypnotized into believing he is an assassin and switches identities at the snap of finger, the King's daughter falls for the jester, people randomly sing what are supposed to be recognition codes, and a sorceress interferes
The New adventures of Sherlock Holmes : [the Unfortunate Tobacconist & other mysteries] by Anthony Boucher( Recording )

45 editions published between 1939 and 2013 in English and held by 958 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents two previously lost broadcasts from the popular Sherlock Holmes radio program. In the first story, Holmes and Watson encounter a murder plot that is eerily similar to a case that is nearly 300 hundred years old. In The babbling butler, they find themselves drawn into an investigation of two tragic deaths
The mark of Zorro by Rouben Mamoulian( Visual )

30 editions published between 1940 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 923 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disguised as Zorro, a sword-wielding mystery man dressed in black, Don Diego Vega works to restore his father, the deposed Alcalde, back to power and return tax money stolen by the villanous tyrant--while finding time to romance the tyrant's beautiful niece
Sherlock Holmes and the secret weapon by Roy William Neill( Visual )

89 editions published between 1942 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 901 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sherlock Holmes vs. his arch rival, Professor Moriarty, who has kidnapped the inventor of a new bombsight
Terror by night by Alpha Video Distributors( Visual )

88 editions published between 1946 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 851 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sherlock and Watson investigate the murder on a train from London to Edinburgh and how it might be connected to an attempted jewel theft
Captain Blood by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

19 editions published between 1935 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arrested during the Monmouth Rebellion and falsely convicted of treason, Dr. Peter Blood is banished to the West Indies and sold into slavery. In Port Royal, Jamaica the Governor's daughter Arabella Bishop buys him for ten pounds to spite her uncle, Col. Bishop who owns a major plantation. Life is hard for the men and for Blood as well. By chance he treats the Governor's gout and is soon part of the medical service. He dreams of freedom and when the opportunity strikes, he and his friends rebel taking over a Spanish ship that has attacked the city. Soon, they are the most feared pirates on the seas, men without a country attacking all ships. When Arabella is prisoner, Blood decides to return her to Port Royal only to find that it is under the control of England's new enemy, France. All of them must decide if they are to fight for their new King
Anna Karenina by Julien Duvivier( Visual )

18 editions published between 1935 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anna Karenina, dutiful wife and doting mother, knows contentment but not passion. That changes when she meets ardent Count Vronsky. For him, she throws away marriage, family, social position and finally her life
Wind in the willows( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr. J. Thadeus Toad has got himself into a bit of money trouble - from buying fancy new cars to dealing with some weaselly weasels. Now his beloved home, Toad Hall, is at risk of being lost. It will take the help of his dear friends Ratty, Moley and Angus MacBadger, and a promise to change his ways, for Mr. Toad to set things right again
The adventures of Sherlock Holmes( Visual )

15 editions published between 1939 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Moriarty has at long last been brought to trial for murder, but is acquitted after the court finds a lack of sufficient evidence. Moriarty wastes no time in plotting his next crime, but he must first divert the attention of the Great Detective
The dawn patrol( Visual )

16 editions published between 1938 and 2007 in English and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1915 France, Major Brand commands the 39th Squadron of the Royal Flying Corps. The young airmen go up in bullet-riddled crates and the casualty rate is appalling, but Brand can't make the officers at headquarters see reason
Tales of terror by Edgar Allan Poe( Visual )

14 editions published between 1962 and 2015 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Price stars in all three episodes, including Morella, in which aman is haunted after blaming his young daughter for the death of his wife. In TThe Black Cat, a pair of illicit lovers are buried alive by a jealous husband, and in The Case of M. Valdemar, a sorcerer's spell backfires when he sentences an innocent man to living hell
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The hound of the Baskervilles( Visual )

4 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first of the fourteen Sherlock Holmes films starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce. After learning the history of the Baskerville curse from the hirsute Dr. Mortimer, Sherlock Holmes takes upon himself the responsibility of protecting sole heir Henry Baskerville from suffering the same fate as his ancestors: a horrible death at the fangs of the huge hound of Grimpen Moor. Unable to head to Baskerville mansion immediately, Holmes sends his colleague Dr. Watson to act as his surrogate. What Watson doesn't know is that Holmes, donning several clever disguises, is closely monitoring the activities of everyone in and around the estate
The last hurrah( Visual )

3 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frank Skeffington, the political boss of a New England town, fights his last campaign. This flavorful melodrama is based on Edwin O'Connor's novel of politics, loosely patterned after the life of Boston's Mayor Curley
In and out of character by Basil Rathbone( Book )

5 editions published between 1962 and 1989 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Personal theatrical memoir, spanning 50 years in British and American theatre
Basil Rathbone : his life and his films by Michael B Druxman( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Alternative Names
Basi Rathbone

Basil, Philip St. John

Basil Rathbone acteur britannique

Basil Rathbone Amerikaans acteur

Basil Rathbone amerikansk skådespelare

Basil Rathbone amerikansk skodespelar

Basil Rathbone amerikansk skuespiller

Basil Rathbone attore britannico

Basil Rathbone britisch-US-amerikanischer Schauspieler

Basil Rathbone British actor

Basilius Rathbone

Rathbone, Basil

Rathbone, Philip St. John Basil 1892-1967

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The Edgar Allan Poe audio collectionCharles Dickens' A tale of two citiesThe court jesterThe New adventures of Sherlock Holmes : [the Unfortunate Tobacconist & other mysteries]The mark of ZorroAnna KareninaTales of terrorSir Arthur Conan Doyle's The hound of the Baskervilles