WorldCat Identities

Dearden, Basil 1911-1971

Overview
Works: 189 works in 607 publications in 6 languages and 4,899 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Crime films  Legal films  Social problem films  Film adaptations  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Detective and mystery films  Police films  Conspiracy films  Comedy films 
Roles: Director, Producer, Author, fmd, Author of screenplay, Performer, Film editor, Scenarist, Actor, Restager
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Basil Dearden
Khartoum by Basil Dearden( Visual )

29 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles Britain's crisis in the Sudan and the siege at Khartoum in 1883. Olivier performs as the Arab leader Mahdi who leads his tribesmen against the British General Gordon, played by Heston
Victim by Basil Dearden( Visual )

45 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatization of the problems of the criminalization of homosexual acts between consenting adults. Bogarde plays a successful barrister who places his career on the line by 'coming out' in order to expose a blackmail racket. It was the first British film to concentrate on male homosexuality and was made with the specific intention of supporting the new recommendations of the 1957 Wolfenden Committee for the partial decriminalization of male homosexual acts
The smallest show on earth by Basil Dearden( Visual )

31 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comedy about a young couple who inherit a dilapidated movie theater
The league of gentlemen by Basil Dearden( Visual )

29 editions published between 1960 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 250 WorldCat member 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 plan that involves infiltrating a military compound
Dead of night by Alberto Cavalcanti( Visual )

42 editions published between 1945 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 218 WorldCat member 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
All night long( Visual )

19 editions published between 1961 and 2010 in English and German and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The classic tale Othello is translated and retold to the world of 1960s 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 by Basil Dearden( Visual )

20 editions published between 1958 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 197 WorldCat member 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 assassination bureau( Visual )

7 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member 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
The mind benders by Basil Dearden( Visual )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member 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
Basil Dearden's London underground( Visual )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member 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
Woman of straw( Visual )

9 editions published between 1964 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tyrannical but ailing tycoon Charles Richmond becomes obsessed with his attractive nurse, Maria. The nurse, in turn, falls in love with Charles₂ money-hungry nephew, Anthony, who plots ways to gain control of his uncle₂s fortune
Dead of night ; The queen of spades( Visual )

1 edition published in 1949 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Queen of spades: A gambling craze is sweeping 19th century St. Petersburg, yet a dashing Russian army captain is too impoverished to participate. But when he learns that an aging coutness may hold the ultimate key to gaming riches, the desperate young officer will stop at nothing to steal the sinister secret for himself. When fortunes are won and lost with the turn of a card, will one man wager his very soul on a final twist of fate?
The blue lamp by Basil Dearden( Visual )

31 editions published between 1949 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British crime drama about the killing of a Scotland Yard policeman in the course of duty and the manhunt that follows
The captive heart( Visual )

22 editions published between 1946 and 2015 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member 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
The ship that died of shame( Visual )

8 editions published between 1955 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 50 WorldCat member 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
Peter Sellers 5-film collection( Visual )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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!
The Persuaders! : 3-film collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member 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
British war collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five classic British war movies depicting the drama and courage of a nation and its citizens during World War II
The man who haunted himself( Visual )

2 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member 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 )

7 editions published between 1956 and 2013 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member 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
 
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Basil Dearden angol filmrendező, filmproducer, forgatókönyvíró

Basil Dearden britischer Filmregisseur

Basil Dearden Brits filmregisseur

Basil Dearden producteur, réalisateur et scénariste britannique

Basil Dearden regista, sceneggiatore e produttore cinematografico britannico

Бэзил Дирден режиссёр

بیزیل دی‌یردن فیلمنامه‌نویس، تهیه‌کننده، و کارگردان بریتانیایی

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