Search results for "Basil Rathbone"


A Tale of Two Cities (1935) RT 100% / Audience 84%

DVD release: Oct 2006

The exciting story of Dr. Manette, who escapes the horrors of the infamous Bastille prison in Paris. The action switches between London and Paris on the eve of the revolution ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama
DIRECTION:  Jack Conway
CAST:  Ronald Colman  •  Elizabeth Allan  •  Edna May Oliver  •  Reginald Owen

Dressed to Kill (1946) RT Audience 44%

DVD release: Sep 2005

A convicted thief in Dartmoor prison hides the location of the stolen Bank of England printing plates inside three music boxes. When the innocent purchasers of the boxes start ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Roy William Neill
CAST:  Basil Rathbone  •  Nigel Bruce  •  Patricia Morison  •  Edmund Breon

Romeo and Juliet (1936) RT 75% / Audience 48%

DVD release: Aug 2007

Scenes of combat that will stir your pulse...tender haunting romance that will stay ever fresh in your memory...spectacular beauty that will set a feast for your eyes...in the ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  George Cukor
CAST:  Norma Shearer  •  Leslie Howard  •  John Barrymore  •  Edna May Oliver

Son of Frankenstein (1939) RT 89% / Audience 70%

DVD release: Mar 2005

Wolf Frankenstein, son of Henry Frankenstein, returns with his wife, to his fathers estate to claim his inheritance. When he arrives with his family he recieves a hostile ...  (more)

GENRES: Horror • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Rowland V. Lee
CAST:  Basil Rathbone  •  Boris Karloff  •  Bela Lugosi  •  Lionel Atwill

The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949) RT 93% / Audience 71%

DVD release: Oct 2000

The Wind in the Willows: Concise version of Kenneth Grahame's story of the same name. J. Thaddeus Toad, owner of Toad Hall, is prone to fads, such as the newfangled motor car. ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Family • Fantasy • Horror
DIRECTION:  Clyde Geronimi  •  Jack Kinney  •  James Algar
CAST:  Bing Crosby  •  Basil Rathbone  •  Eric Blore  •  J. Pat O'Malley

The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)

Robin Hood fights nobly for justice against the evil Sir Guy of Gisbourne while striving to win the hand of the beautiful Maid Marian.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Romance
DIRECTION:  Michael Curtiz  •  William Keighley
CAST:  Errol Flynn  •  Olivia de Havilland  •  Basil Rathbone  •  Claude Rains

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1939) RT 100% / Audience 77%

DVD release: Apr 2004

Professor Moriarity has a scheme for stealing the crown jewels from the Tower of London. To get Holmes involved, he persuades a gaucho flute player to murder a girl.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Alfred L. Werker
CAST:  Basil Rathbone  •  Nigel Bruce  •  Ida Lupino  •  George Zucco

The Court Jester (1955) RT 96% / Audience 94%

DVD release: Mar 1999

A hapless carnival performer masquerades as the court jester as part of a plot against an usurper who has overthrown the rightful king of England.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Comedy • Music
DIRECTION:  Melvin Frank  •  Norman Panama
CAST:  Danny Kaye  •  Glynis Johns  •  Basil Rathbone  •  Angela Lansbury

The Great Mouse Detective (1986) RT 81% / Audience 79%

DVD release: Jul 2002

When the diabolical Professor Ratigan kidnaps London's master toymaker, the brilliant master of disguise Basil of Baker Street and his trusted sidekick Dawson try to elude the ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Comedy • Family
DIRECTION:  Ron Clements  •  John Musker  •  Burny Mattinson  •  David Michener
CAST:  Barrie Ingham  •  Val Bettin  •  Vincent Price  •  Susanne Pollatschek

The Hound of the Baskervilles (1939) RT 100% / Audience 82%

DVD release: Apr 2004

On his uncle's death Sir Henry Baskerville returns from abroad and opens up the ancestral hall on the desolate moors of Devonshire. Holmes uncovers a plot to have Sir Henry ...  (more)

GENRES: Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Sidney Lanfield
CAST:  Richard Greene  •  Basil Rathbone  •  Wendy Barrie  •  Nigel Bruce




The Mark of Zorro (1940) RT 100% / Audience 78%

DVD release: Oct 2003

Around 1820 the son of a California nobleman comes home from Spain to find his native land under a villainous dictatorship. On the one hand he plays the useless fop, while on ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Drama • Romance • Western
DIRECTION:  Rouben Mamoulian
CAST:  Tyrone Power  •  Linda Darnell  •  Basil Rathbone  •  Gale Sondergaard

The Scarlet Claw (1944) RT Audience 71%

DVD release: Nov 2003

A woman is found dead -- with her throat torn out. Villagers blame a supernatural source but Holmes has other ideas.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Roy William Neill
CAST:  Basil Rathbone  •  Nigel Bruce  •  Gerald Hamer  •  Paul Cavanagh

The Spider Woman (1944)

Sherlock Holmes investigates a series of so-called "pajama suicides". He knows the female villain behind them is as cunning as Moriarty and as venomous as a spider.Based on ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Roy William Neill
CAST:  Basil Rathbone  •  Nigel Bruce  •  Gale Sondergaard  •  Vernon Downing

Tower of London (1939) RT Audience 61%

DVD release: Sep 1992

In the 15th century Richard Duke of Gloucester, aided by his club-footed executioner Mord, eliminates those ahead of him in succession to the throne, then occupied by his ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History
DIRECTION:  Rowland V. Lee
CAST:  Basil Rathbone  •  Boris Karloff  •  Barbara O'Neil  •  Ian Hunter

Captain Blood (1935)

Dr. Peter Blood, unjustly convicted of treason and exiled from England, becomes a notorious pirate.  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Romance
DIRECTION:  Michael Curtiz
CAST:  Errol Flynn  •  Olivia de Havilland  •  Basil Rathbone  •  Ross Alexander

The Personal History, Adventures, Experience, and Observation of David Copperfield the Younger (1935)

Charles Dickens' classic tale of an orphaned boy's fight for happiness and the colorful characters who help and hinder him.  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  George Cukor
CAST:  Freddie Bartholomew  •  Frank Lawton  •  Edna May Oliver  •  Basil Rathbone

If I Were King (1938) RT Audience 78%

DVD release: Aug 1998

In 1463, Paris is besieged by the Duke of Burgundy, arch-rival of the king, who is content to sit tight while the poor starve. But there are traitors in Paris, and King Louis ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • History
DIRECTION:  Frank Lloyd
CAST:  Ronald Colman  •  Basil Rathbone  •  Frances Dee  •  Ellen Drew

The Black Sleep (1956) RT Audience 32%

In 19th century England, a noted brain surgeon rescues a former student from being hanged on a false conviction for murder, and spirits him away to an ancient, repurposed ...  (more)

GENRES: Horror • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Reginald Le Borg
CAST:  Basil Rathbone  •  Akim Tamiroff  •  Lon Chaney, Jr.  •  John Carradine

The Pearl of Death (1944) RT Audience 77%

DVD release: Nov 2003

The famous Pearl of Death, a valuable gem with a history of bringing murder and misfortune to its owner since the days of the Borgias, finally reaches its proper place at a ...  (more)

GENRES: Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Roy William Neill
CAST:  Basil Rathbone  •  Nigel Bruce  •  Evelyn Ankers  •  Dennis Hoey

The Black Cat (1941) RT Audience 29%

DVD release: Sep 1998

Greedy heirs wait in a mansion for a rich cat lover to die, only to learn her cats come first.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Horror • Mystery
DIRECTION:  Albert S. Rogell
CAST:  Basil Rathbone  •  Hugh Herbert  •  Broderick Crawford  •  Bela Lugosi