WorldCat Identities

Dearden, Basil 1911-1971

Overview
Works: 178 works in 629 publications in 5 languages and 5,039 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Crime films  Comedy films  Legal films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Caper films  Social problem films  Conspiracy films  Show business films 
Roles: Director, Producer, Author, fmd, Author of screenplay, Performer, Restager , Film editor, Scenarist, Editor, Actor, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Basil Dearden
Victim by Basil Dearden( Visual )

48 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatization of the problems of the criminalization of homosexual acts between consenting adults, concerning 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 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When their long-lost uncle dies, newlyweds Matt and Jean Spencer inherit a small-town fleapit cinema with the theatre's eccentric and inept staff. The struggling couple are forced to renovate and operate the decrepit Bijou and against the odds they work to restore it to its former glory"--Container
The league of gentlemen by Basil Dearden( Visual )

29 editions published between 1960 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ex-army officer recruits high-class misfits with guilty secrets to help him in a bank robbery
Dead of night( Visual )

41 editions published between 1945 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 220 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 of a key to gaming riches, he will stop at nothing to steal it the sinister secret for himself
All night long( Visual )

19 editions published between 1961 and 2010 in English and German and held by 216 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
The assassination bureau( Visual )

7 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in English and held by 166 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 by Basil Dearden( Visual )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 92 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
The mind benders by Basil Dearden( Visual )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 91 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
Woman of straw( Visual )

10 editions published between 1964 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 76 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 67 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 captive heart( Visual )

24 editions published between 1946 and 2015 in English and held by 59 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 51 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 ship that died of shame( Visual )

9 editions published between 1955 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 51 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
The Persuaders! : 3-film collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 27 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 26 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 21 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 19 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
Khartoum : Aufstand am Nil( Visual )

2 editions published in 2017 in German and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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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

Dear, Basil Clive, 1911-1971

Бэзил Дирден режиссёр

بیزیل دی‌یردن فیلمنامه‌نویس، تهیه‌کننده، و کارگردان بریتانیایی

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