An English lady bored with London society brings her 2 children to their country home. Read More »
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Paris Calling (1941) Edwin L. Marin, Elisabeth Bergner, Randolph Scott, Basil Rathbone, Action, Adventure, Romance, Thriller, War
Marianne Jannetier, a well-to-do Parisian, engaged to Andre Benoit, a high-ranking government official, flees the city when the goose-stepping Nazi storm-troopers arrive. Read More »
The Last of Mrs. Cheyney (1929) Sidney Franklin, Norma Shearer, Basil Rathbone, George Barraud, Comedy, Drama
There is a big charity function at the house of Mrs. Cheyney and a lot of society is present. Read More »
The Black Cat (1941) Albert S. Rogell, Basil Rathbone, Hugh Herbert, Broderick Crawford, Comedy, Horror, Mystery
Greedy heirs gather to wait for the death of Henrietta Winslow. Murder, thunder claps, howling cats, gun shots, screams in the night, hidden passages — all the proper ingredients. Read More »
The Last Days of Pompeii (1935) Ernest B. Schoedsack, Merian C. Cooper, Preston Foster, Basil Rathbone, Alan Hale, Adventure, Drama
Peaceloving blacksmith Marcus refuses lucrative offers to fight in the arena…until his wife dies for lack of medical care. Read More »
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. Read More »
The Sun Never Sets (1939) Rowland V. Lee, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Basil Rathbone, Barbara O’Neil, Action, Drama
When Clive Randolph finally returns “home” from Gold Coast colony, younger brother John balks at following the family Colonial Service tradition. Read More »
The Adventures of Marco Polo (1938) Archie Mayo, John Cromwell, Gary Cooper, Sigrid Gurie, Basil Rathbone, Adventure, Biography, Romance
Marco Polo travels from Venice to Peking, where he quickly discovers spaghetti and gunpowder and falls in love with the Emperor’s daughter.
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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.
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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.
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