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The Last Days of Pompeii (1935) Ernest B. Schoedsack, Merian C. Cooper, Preston Foster, Basil Rathbone, Alan Hale, Adventure, Drama
Tower Of London (1939) Rowland V. Lee, Basil Rathbone, Boris Karloff, Barbara O’Neil, Drama, History
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 brother King Edward IV of England.
The Sun Never Sets (1939) Rowland V. Lee, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Basil Rathbone, Barbara O’Neil, Action, Drama
The Adventures of Marco Polo (1938) Archie Mayo, John Cromwell, Gary Cooper, Sigrid Gurie, Basil Rathbone, Adventure, Biography, Romance
Lisa (Jane Bryan) finds herself being forcefully wooed by Michael Michailow (Basil Rathbone), a concert pianist many years her senior. In a nightclub, she finally succumbs to a kiss, and the sight causes the cabaret singer, Vera Kowalska (Kay Francis), to faint. As Michael attempts to beat a hasty retreat, Vera shoots him. When Vera has her day in court, she initially refuses to testify. But eventually her reason for pulling the trigger – and the mystery of Michael’s identity – is revealed.
Terror by Night (1946) Roy William Neill, Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Alan Mowbray, Mystery, Thriller
The penultimate entry in Universal’s Sherlock Holmes series, Terror by Night takes place almost exclusively on a speeding train, en route from London to Edinburgh. Holmes (Basil Rathbone) is on board to protect a valuable diamond from the clutches of master criminal Colonel Sebastian Moran. The trouble is, Moran is a master of disguise, and could be just about any one of the other passengers. Murder and mayhem plague the train excursion before Holmes can successfully complete his mention. Poor old Dr. Watson (Nigel Bruce) is a bit denser than usual here, though his ingenuousness is cleverly woven into the script. Alan Mowbray, who played Inspector Lestrade in the 1932 Clive Brook adaptation of Sherlock Holmes, is seen in a pivotal supporting role.
The Hound of the Baskervilles (1939) Sidney Lanfield, Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Richard Greene, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
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 murdered by a terrible trained hound. First casting of Rathbone and Bruce as Holmes and Watson.
The Mark of Zorro (1940) Rouben Mamoulian, Tyrone Power, Linda Darnell, Basil Rathbone, Action, Adventure, Romance
Tired of Governor Quintero’s (J. Edward Bromberg) exploitation of poor Californians, Don Diego (Tyrone Power) decides to fight back and assumes the identity of Zorro. A masked hero with a sword, Zorro fights on behalf of the people against the corrupt Quintero and his wicked assistant, Captain Pasquale (Basil Rathbone). At the same time, Diego falls for Lolita (Linda Darnell), the governor’s niece, and he pursues her while constantly battling to oust Quintero from power.