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Rathbone, Basil 1892-1967

Works: 954 works in 2,396 publications in 7 languages and 35,789 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Juvenile works  Detective and mystery films  Fiction  Records and correspondence  Biography  Legends  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Author, Interviewee, Singer, Proofreader, Speaker, Dedicatee, Other, per, 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 Errol Flynn( Visual )

53 editions published between 1938 and 2010 in English and French and held by 2,406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rebel outlaw Robin Hood outwits the Sheriff of Nottingham and Guy of Gisbourne, and saves the throne for the absent King Richard I
The adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad( Visual )

22 editions published between 1949 and 2014 in English and Ekajuk and held by 2,154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the tradition of grand animated classics, Disney's 11th animated masterpiece introduces two literary classics to the screen. Here, The Wind in the Willows and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow come together in one fabulous adventure - in its own theatrical form
Sherlock Holmes and the secret weapon by Roy William Neill( Visual )

134 editions published between 1942 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sherlock Holmes vs. his arch rival, Professor Moriarty, who has kidnapped the inventor of a new bombsight
The Edgar Allan Poe audio collection by Edgar Allan Poe( Recording )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 1,052 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( Visual )

8 editions published between 1935 and 2006 in English and held by 1,038 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
The court jester by Melvin Frank( Visual )

24 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in English and held by 1,033 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
Dressed to kill by Arthur Conan Doyle( Visual )

92 editions published between 1946 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,021 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three musical boxes hold the clues to the location of stolen money-making plates, and it's up to Sherlock Holmes and his trusty sidekick Dr. Watson to piece together the clues before the plates fall into the hands of villains
The new adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Anthony Boucher( Recording )

46 editions published between 1939 and 2013 in English and held by 992 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents two previously lost original broadcasts of the popular radio drama, Sherlock Holmes. In The book of Tobit, Holmes becomes romantically involved with a woman whose three previous husbands died on their wedding night. In Murder beyond the mountains, Holmes disguises himself as a Norwegian explorer to investigate an unsuccessful attempt on his life which has left everyone else believing that he is dead
Frankenstein the legacy collection by James Whale( Visual )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 968 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary Shelley's story of a monster created from the re-animated flesh of a corpse as seen through five Hollywood classics
The mark of Zorro by Rouben Mamoulian( Visual )

17 editions published between 1940 and 2010 in English and Multiple languages and held by 917 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Don Diego Vega, from the sleepy colony of California, is a cadet at the royal military academy in Spain. His father, Don Alejandro, is alcalde of the Los Angeles region. Don Diego disdains California as boring and insufferably rustic; but returns obediently when called home. When he arrives, all is not as expected. His father no longer serves as alcalde; cruel, bumbling Don Luis Quintero has replaced him. The real power behind Quintero is Captain Esteban Pasquale, a sinister villain who commands the local Spanish garrison. While Diego's father and others fret and fume about the new alcalde, Diego plays the fop--effete, weak, and disinterested. He is so adept that no one will suspect him when he takes action against Quintero and Pasquale, as the mysterious, masked figure known as Zorro. Zorro challenges Quintero's corrupt rule and captures the hearts and imaginations of the peasant population, the old, loyal dons, and the heart of the mayor's niece, Lolita
Captain Blood by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

17 editions published between 1935 and 2010 in English and held by 857 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
The woman in green by Roy William Neill( Visual )

66 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in English and held by 767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hypnotism, blackmail and fiendish murders lead Holmes and Watson straight to the evil Professor Moriarty and his lovely accomplice
Terror by night by Basil Rathobone( Visual )

68 editions published between 1946 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sherlock Holmes investigates the theft of a precious gem and an unusual murder aboard a train bound from London to Edinburgh. Holmes unravels a complicated scheme based on false identities and murder performed with poison darts
Anna Karénina by Clarence Brown( Visual )

16 editions published between 1935 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wife of a Russian aristocrat falls in love with a cavalry officer whom she meets by chance. She becomes pregnant and begs her husband for a divorce. She longs for peace of mind but all the time is haunted by a premonition of death
Wind in the willows( Visual )

3 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and held by 610 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 )

18 editions published between 1939 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 547 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 spider woman by Roy William Neill( Visual )

29 editions published between 1944 and 2004 in English and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

London is in a panic over a series of apparent "Pajama Suicides." Sherlock Holmes, however, is more inclined to believe that they are calculated murders. It is up to the detective and his partner, Dr. Watson, to discover the motive and the means of these crimes and to quickly unmask the murderer
The dawn patrol( Visual )

16 editions published between 1938 and 2007 in English and held by 497 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
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The hound of the Baskervilles( Visual )

4 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in English and held by 400 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
Tales of terror( Visual )

14 editions published between 1962 and 2015 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Price stars in all three episodes, including Morella, in which a man is haunted after blaming his young daughter for the death of his wife. In The 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."--Container
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The Edgar Allan Poe audio collection
Alternative Names
Basi Rathbone

Basil, Philip St. John

Basil Rathbone acteur britannique

Basil Rathbone Amerikaans acteur

Basil Rathbone amerikansk skdespelare

Basil Rathbone amerikansk skodespelar

Basil Rathbone amerikansk skuespiller

Basil Rathbone attore britannico

Basil Rathbone britisch-US-amerikanischer Schauspieler

Basilius Rathbone

Rathbone, Basil

Rathbone, Philip St. John Basil 1892-1967

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بازیل رادبون بازیگر آمریکایی

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The adventures of Ichabod and Mr. ToadThe Edgar Allan Poe audio collectionCharles Dickens' A tale of two citiesThe court jesterThe new adventures of Sherlock HolmesThe mark of ZorroAnna KaréninaSir Arthur Conan Doyle's The hound of the BaskervillesTales of terror