Search results for "Richard Basehart"


Being There (1979) RT 96% / Audience 92%

DVD release: Apr 2001

A simple-minded gardener named Chance has spent all his life in the Washington D.C. house of an old man. When the man dies, Chance is put out on the street with no knowledge ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Hal Ashby
CAST:  Peter Sellers  •  Shirley MacLaine  •  Melvyn Douglas  •  Jack Warden

Escape of the Birdmen (1971)

During WWII an American soldier sent to Norway to help with the escape of a scientist working on the atomic bomb for the Germans. Before they can escape they are captured and ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History • War
DIRECTION:  Philip Leacock
CAST:  Doug McClure  •  Rene Auberjonois  •  Richard Basehart  •  Chuck Connors

He Walked by Night (1948) RT 83% / Audience 59%

DVD release: Dec 2003

This film-noir piece, told in semi-documentary style, follows police on the hunt for a resourceful criminal who shoots and kills a cop.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Alfred L. Werker  •  Anthony Mann
CAST:  Richard Basehart  •  Scott Brady  •  Roy Roberts  •  Whit Bissell

The Swindle (1955) RT 68% / Audience 49%

DVD release: Aug 2006

Aging small-time con man Augusto (Broderick Crawford), who swindles peasants, works with two younger men: Roberto, who wants to become the Italian Johnny Ray, and Bruno, ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Federico Fellini
CAST:  Broderick Crawford  •  Giulietta Masina  •  Franco Fabrizi  •  Richard Basehart

La Strada (1954)

A traveling strongman, Zampano, repays the death of Rosa, his assistant, by offering the same job to little sister Gelsomina, whose mother receives compensation in return.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Federico Fellini
CAST:  Anthony Quinn  •  Giulietta Masina  •  Richard Basehart  •  Aldo Silvani

Tension (1949) RT Audience 60%

A drugstore manager, Warren Quimby (Basehart), is married to sexy, man-hungry Claire (Totter). She leaves him for another man, Barney (Gough). Quimby decides to murder the man ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  John Berry
CAST:  Richard Basehart  •  Audrey Totter  •  Cyd Charisse  •  Barry Sullivan

The Satan Bug (1965) RT 60% / Audience 46%

DVD release: Jul 1996

The Satan Bug (1965) is a science fiction film in which a US government germ warfare lab has had an accident. The first theory is that one of the germs has been released and ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  John Sturges
CAST:  George Maharis  •  Richard Basehart  •  Anne Francis  •  Dana Andrews

Titanic (1953) RT 89% / Audience 65%

DVD release: Sep 2003

Unhappily married, Julia Sturges decides to go to America with her two children on the unsinkable Titanic. Her husband, Richard also arranges passage on the luxury liner so as ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Jean Negulesco
CAST:  Clifton Webb  •  Barbara Stanwyck  •  Robert Wagner  •  Audrey Dalton

Decision Before Dawn (1951) RT 100% / Audience 68%

DVD release: May 2006

WWII is entering its last phase: Germany is in ruins, but does not yield. The US army lacks crucial knowledge about the German units operating on the opposite side of the ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Thriller • War
DIRECTION:  Anatole Litvak
CAST:  Richard Basehart  •  Gary Merrill  •  Oskar Werner  •  Hildegard Knef

Fourteen Hours (1951)

A young man, morally destroyed by his parents not loving him and by the fear of being not capable to make his girlfriend happy, rises on the ledge of a building with the ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Henry Hathaway
CAST:  Paul Douglas  •  Richard Basehart  •  Barbara Bel Geddes  •  Debra Paget




The Brothers Karamazov (1958) RT 22% / Audience 60%

DVD release: Dec 2011

Ryevsk, Russia, 1870. Tensions abound in the Karamazov family. Fyodor is a wealthy libertine who holds his purse strings tightly. His four grown sons include Dmitri, the ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Richard Brooks
CAST:  Yul Brynner  •  Maria Schell  •  Claire Bloom  •  Lee J. Cobb

Repeat Performance (1947) RT Audience 38%

Sheila Page, a Broadway star, shoots Barney, her murderous husband on New Year's Eve. She flees her apartment and goes to her Producer, John Friday. When she arrives, it is ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Mystery
DIRECTION:  Alfred L. Werker
CAST:  Louis Hayward  •  Joan Leslie  •  Virginia Field  •  Tom Conway

Five Branded Women (1960)

Yugoslav partisans grimly crop the hair of a village quintet of women believed to have consorted with the occupational Nazis. Four, for various reasons, have indeed - and ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History • War
DIRECTION:  Martin Ritt
CAST:  Silvana Mangano  •  Jeanne Moreau  •  Vera Miles  •  Barbara Bel Geddes

Outside the Wall (1950)

Larry Nelson, paroled from prison after serving nearly half of his thirty-year sentence, is determined to not fall into the clutches of the law again, and takes a quiet job at ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Crane Wilbur
CAST:  Richard Basehart  •  Marilyn Maxwell  •  Signe Hasso  •  Dorothy Hart

Hitler (1962) RT Audience 17%

DVD release: Dec 2012

The private life of Hitler revealed for the first time!  (more)

GENRES: History • War
DIRECTION:  Stuart Heisler
CAST:  Richard Basehart  •  Cordula Trantow  •  Maria Emo  •  Martin Kosleck

The Stranger's Hand (1954)

Eight-year-old Roger Court is in Venice expecting to reunite with his father, British diplomat Major Court (Trevor Howard), whom he hasn't seen in three years. Roger lives ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Mario Soldati
CAST:  Richard O'Sullivan  •  Alida Valli  •  Eduardo Ciannelli  •  Trevor Howard

Flood! (1976) RT Audience 50%

DVD release: Apr 2010

Two helicopter pilots rush aid to a small town devastated by a flood following the collapse of an aging dam.  (more)

GENRES: Adventure
DIRECTION:  Earl Bellamy
CAST:  Robert Culp  •  Martin Milner  •  Barbara Hershey  •  Richard Basehart

Canyon Crossroads (1955)

A mining engineer, who is shunned by his peers for his unorthodox beliefs concerning the whereabouts of large uranium deposits, joins forces with a girl and her father to ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Western
DIRECTION:  Alfred L. Werker
CAST:  Richard Basehart  •  Phyllis Kirk  •  Stephen Elliott  •  Russell Collins

Jons und Erdme (1959)

Adaptation of Hermann Sudermann's novel about the troubled relationship between the strong willed Erdme and her irascible husband Jons in the Lithunian moors.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Victor Vicas
CAST:  Giulietta Masina  •  Carl Raddatz  •  Richard Basehart  •  Karin Baal