WorldCat Identities

Dearden, Basil 1911-1971

Works: 170 works in 593 publications in 6 languages and 4,819 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Crime films  Legal films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Film adaptations  Social problem films  Comedy films  Caper films  Conspiracy films  Film noir 
Roles: Director, Producer, Author, Performer, fmd, Author of screenplay, Film editor, Scenarist, Actor, Restager
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Basil Dearden
Khartoum by Basil Dearden( Visual )

27 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This drama chronicles Britain's crisis in the Sudan and the siege at Khartoum in 1883
Victim by Basil Dearden( Visual )

43 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 525 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 )

29 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comedy about a young couple who inherit a delapidated movie theater and must compete with a lavish movie theater next door
The league of gentlemen by Basil Dearden( Visual )

28 editions published between 1960 and 2010 in English and held by 247 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, multitiered plan that involves infiltrating a military compound
All night long( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member 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
Dead of night by Alberto Cavalcanti( Visual )

34 editions published between 1945 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An architect is caught up in an endless series of recurring dreams, during which he is told other people's supernatural experiences. He finally murders the psychiatrist who is trying to help him
The assassination bureau( Visual )

3 editions published between 1969 and 2004 in English and held by 91 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
Basil Dearden's London underground( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 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 71 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
The captive heart( Visual )

21 editions published between 1946 and 2015 in English and held by 57 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
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!
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 )

4 editions published between 1956 and 2013 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mientras ejerce de empleado en una pista de patinaje sobre hielo, Hugo Dill alimenta su deseo de convertirse algún día en una célebre detective. Para tal menester, Hugo devora novelas y relatos con los que se traslada a hipotéticos escenarios del crimen... Pero sus sueños no tardan en hacerse realidad cuando Hugo cree haber destapado un complot para aniquilar a varios científicos ingleses de renombre. Con la ayuda de Frankie Mayne, una bella dama, Hugo tratará de desmantelar la poderosa red de asesinos
Sapphire( Visual )

1 edition published in 1958 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

An extract from Sapphire, directed by Basil Dearden. Some of the work of the police investigating Sapphire's death
The Ship that died of shame( Visual )

in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The war is over! The crew of a motor gunboat join together to buy their old vessel and go into business for themselves. This may sound like a laudible scheme, except the business they choose to go into is smuggling
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Alternative Names
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

VictimThe assassination bureau