Dearden, Basil 1911-1971
Most widely held works about Basil Dearden
Most widely held works by Basil Dearden
Khartoum ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1966 and 2004 in English and French and held by 514 libraries worldwide
Chronicles Britain's crisis in the Sudan and the siege at Khartoum in 1883.
Victim ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 362 libraries worldwide
"A highly respected, but closeted barrister, Melville Farr, risks his marriage and reputation to take on an elusive blackmail ring terrorizing gay men with the threat of public exposure and police action"--Container.
The smallest show on earth ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in English and held by 277 libraries worldwide
Comedy about a young couple who inherit a delapidated movie theater and must compete with a lavish movie theater next door.
Dead of night ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1945 and 2007 in English and held by 175 libraries worldwide
Dead of night: A group of strangers is mysteriously gathered at a country estate where each reveals a chilling tale of the supernatural. These include premonitions from beyond the grave, an antique mirror, a supernatural game of golf, and a ventriloquist's dummy. But even after these frightening stories are told, one final nightmare awaits them all.
The assassination bureau ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1969 and 2004 in English and held by 132 libraries worldwide
Set in Victorian-era London, this amusing farce concerns a society of international assassins. Based on an idea from the book The Assassination Bureau Limited by Jack London and Robert Fish.
All night long ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 108 libraries worldwide
The classic tale Othello is translated and retold to the world of 1960's London jazz clubs. Over the course of one eventful evening, during the anniversary celebration of the musical and romantic partners Aurelius Rex and Delia Lane, a jealous & ambitious drummer, Johnny Cousin, attempts to tear the interracial couple apart.
Sapphire ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and held by 103 libraries worldwide
A beautiful female college student is found dead in a public park; the police soon discover that her murder may have been racially motivated.
The league of gentlemen ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 99 libraries worldwide
Bitter about being forced into retirement, a colonel (wittily embodied by Jack Hawkins) ropes a cadre of former British army men into aiding him in a one-million-pound bank robbery, a risky, multitiered plan that involves infiltrating a military compound.
The mind benders ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 77 libraries worldwide
When Dr. Henry Longman suspects that the death of his friend, a government scientist, may have been the result of brainwashing, he decides to prove his theory by subjecting himself to sensory deprivation.
Dead of night The queen of spades ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1949 in English and held by 76 libraries worldwide
Dead of night: A group of strangers is mysteriously gathered at a country estate where each reveals a chilling tale of the supernatural. First, a racer survives a brush with death only to receive terrifying premonitions from beyond the grave. Then a teen's innocent game of hide-and-seek leads to an encounter with the macabre. Next, a young couple purchases an antique mirror that unleashes a horrific power from its past. In a lighter vein, two competitive golfers play for stakes that may haunt the winner foever, Finally, a renowned ventriloquist descends into an abyss of madness and murder when his dummy develops a mind of its own. But even after these frigtening tales are told, does one final nightmare await them all?
The League of gentlemen ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1960 and 2007 in English and held by 64 libraries worldwide
An ex-army officer recruits high-class misfits with guilty secrets to help him in a bank robbery.
The captive heart ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1948 and 2008 in English and held by 60 libraries worldwide
A Czech officer, confined in a German prison camp, poses as a British officer who's been killed. He writes the officer's wife and they fall in love through their letters.
Basil Dearden's London underground ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 51 libraries worldwide
Collects four noir-tinged dramas set in London in the late 1950s and early 1960s that deal with issues such as racism, homophobia, and the lingering effects of World War II.
The ship that died of shame ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 48 libraries worldwide
After intense WWII fighting while in the British Navy, a trio buy their old ship but then use it for smuggling and worse, before they finally come to their senses.
The blue lamp ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1949 and 2007 in English and held by 35 libraries worldwide
British crime drama about the killing of a Scotland Yard policeman and the manhunt that follows.
Peter Sellers 5-film collection ( Visual )
in English and held by 28 libraries worldwide
The smallest show on earth / When a couple inherit a theater called "The Flea Pit" they find they must also cope with three eccentric characters who work there. Carlton-Browne of the F.O. / The British Foreign Office sends Carlton-Browne to revitalize the relations between Britain and the tiny island of Gaillardia when a valuable mineral deposit is discovered. I'm All Right Jack / After serving his country in the war Stanley Windrush finds that he must work his way up from the bottom and find his way in a power struggle between the company and the union. Two-Way Stretch / With days remaining on his sentence prisoner Dodger Lane believes he can escape, steal some diamonds, and get back to prison in time for his release! Heavens Above! / Rev Smallwood a priest with socialist leanings is assigned to a snooty English village. Peter Sellers plays the priest who is caught in between the friction of the working class and upper-class residents.
British war collection. A01 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
The Persuaders! 3-film collection ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 20 libraries worldwide
"Sporting chance: When Brett Sinclair, a car-racing enthusiast, introduces his latest Sinclair Special, all manner of unexpected things happen. Danny and Brett soon uncover a gang that's been plotting to fix the race, but all is not as it seems... Mission: Monte Carlo: Blue-blooded Lord Brett Sinclair and playboy Danny Wilde nearly meet their match in the women, money and fast-car environment of Monte Carlo... London conspiracy: On finding that a supposedly vacant mansion is occupied by a mysterious organization, Brett and Danny have to overcome hostage takers and black magicians." -- Container.
The man who haunted himself ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and held by 19 libraries worldwide
Following a strange and terrible car crash Harold Pelham, a conservative executive, finds his life haunted by what appears to be his own frightening double.
Who done it ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
In this slapstick hit, Benny Hill stars as Hugo Dill, amateur detective, who stumbles into an international espionage plot and gets involved in a mistaken identity case, a bumbling romance, and a top secret weather machine.
Assassins Bank robberies Benson, E. F.--1867-1940 Betrayal Brainwashing Closeted gays Comedy films Comedy films Criticism, interpretation, etc. Dearden, Basil,--1911-1971 Drama Dreams DVD-Video discs England England--London Extortion Feature films Feature films Fiction films Film and video adaptations Films for the hearing impaired Gamblers Gambling Gay men Ghosts Gordon, Charles George,--1833-1885 Gordon Relief Expedition Great Britain History Horror films Horror films Interracial marriage Jazz musicians Jealousy Lawyers Motion pictures Murder Police films Prejudices Pushkin, Aleksandr Sergeevich,--1799-1837 Race relations Retired military personnel Science fiction films Sellers, Peter,--1925-1980 Sensory deprivation Supernatural Ventriloquism Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Wells, H. G.--1866-1946 World War (1939-1945)
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