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Basil Rathbone

Michael B Druxman

Basil Rathbone

his life and his films

by Michael B Druxman

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Published by A. S. Barnes in South Brunswick, N.J .
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    Subjects:
  • Rathbone, Basil, -- b.1892.

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    StatementMichael B. Druxman.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL20772596M

    The writer David Stuart Davies concluded that Basil Rathbone was "the actor who has come closest to creating the definitive Sherlock Holmes on screen", also describing the choice as "inspired". The historian Alan Barnes agrees, and wrote that "Rathbone was Sherlock Holmes". The choice of Nigel Bruce as Watson was more contentious, with Davies pointing out that "Bruce's characterisation bore. of results for "basil rathbone sherlock holmes" Skip to main search results Amazon Prime. Eligible for Free Shipping. Free Shipping by Amazon Audible Listen to Books & Original Audio Performances: Book Depository Books With Free Delivery .

    52 shows from the Mutual Broadcasting System radio program starring Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes and Nigel Bruce as Dr. Watson. The show was sponsored in by Grove's Bromo Quinine and later enjoyed an extended run as The New Adventures of . William Nigel Ernle Bruce (4 February – 8 October ) was a British character actor on stage and screen. He was best known for his portrayal of Dr. Watson in a series of films and in the radio series The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (starring Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes).Bruce is also remembered for his roles in the Alfred Hitchcock films Rebecca and Suspicion.

    Basil Rathbone book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers/5.   Basil Rathbone is synonymous with Sherlock played the Victorian sleuth in the fourteen Fox/Universal films of the s and &#;40s, as well as on stage and radio. For many people, he is the Rathbone grew to hate Sherlock character placed restrictions on his Brand: The History Press.


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Basil Rathbone recalls his life starting from his first few years in South Africa, then on to his upbringing in England, and his career on stage and in film, most notably as what some today still regard as the best Sherlock Holmes.

(I must admit, my favor has shifted to Benedict Cummerbatch, but Rathbone is a close second.) Cited by: 1. To the average moviegoer, the name of Basil Rathbone book Rathbone conjures up an image of fiction's most famous detective - Sherlock Holmes.

Certainly, of all the actors who have played the Baker Street sleuth, his interpretation was the most definitive. Yet, for the true aficionado of the cinema, the actor was much more than the personification of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's character.5/5(17).

97 rows  Philip St. John Basil Rathbone MC (13 June – 21 July ) was an English actor. He. The following are books that have at least a chapter about Basil Rathbone, unless otherwise noted.

Basil Rathbone book The Bad Guys: A Pictorial History of the Movie Villain, by William K. Everson. (New York: The Citadel Press), Has several pages on Rathbone, and a few photos.

Long out of print and virtually impossible to find even in the rare book market, this autobiography recalls to life one of the most eminent actors of his time.

Romeo Katherine Cornell's Juliet on stage, Karenina to Garbo's Anna Karenina on film, Rathbone of course remains most indelibly the personification of Sherlock Holmes, a role he played in 16 films and over radio broadcasts.5/5(1).

Druxman's book is well-researched and well-written—a "must have" for every Basil Rathbone fan. The book traces the fascinating life of the actor and provides detailed descriptions of all of Rathbone's films, including cast, credits, critics' reviews and production notes.

Basil Rathbone was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, inbut three years later his family was forced to flee the country because his father was accused by the Boers of being a British spy at a time when Dutch-British conflicts were leading to the Boer War.

Michael Druxman's biography of Rathbone is well-researched and well-written—a "must have" for every Basil Rathbone fan.

The book traces the fascinating life of the actor and provides detailed descriptions of all of Rathbone's films, including cast, credits, critics' reviews and production notes.

Basil Rathbone's Holmes always personified the "genuine" Holmes. All the others were like imposters. Maybe it was because Mr. Rathbone was the spittin' image of my uncle Julius (whom I had written about in another review). That strange connection perhaps made Basil Rathbone seem to me like the "authentic" s: Basil Rathbone gives a frank and detailed account of his career, his devotion to his wife and family, and his approach to acting in the various media that he in all, a warm and nostalgic book, and a real joy to read.

Interestingly he was lucky enough to Reviews: Book with slides, and record narrated by Basil Rathbone. Part of the "Panorama Colorslide Travel Program" produced by Columbia Record Club, Hansel & Gretel - Basil Rathbone & Jane Powell, adapted by Ralph Rose (4 record set, 78 rpm, Columbia Masterworks ML, recorded in ).

The film was a huge worldwide success, and the beginning of a process which saw the end of Basil Rathbone the Shakesperian star and the beginning of. The life of Basil Rathbone, the man who for many was the embodiment of Sherlock Holmes, is stranger than anything to have sprung from the imagination of Arthur Conan ’s a 4/5.

Basil Rathbone cuts a fine figure as the lean, hawkish Great Detective, drawn into a complicated conspiracy by fiendish Dr. Moriarty (George Zucco) to distract Holmes while quietly preparing to steal the Crown Jewels. Nigel Bruce is on board as a buffoonish Dr.

Watson, and British-born Ida Lupino is very good, and quite gorgeous, as a young /5(). Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson must protect a Swiss inventor of an advanced bomb sight from falling into German hands.

Director: Roy William Neill | Stars: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Lionel Atwill, Kaaren Verne Votes: 5, Inhe teamed up with Basil Rathbone for the first two Holmes/Watson movies, The Hound of the Baskervilles () and The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (), filmed at 20th Century Fox.

Both films had an authentic period feel for Victorian England. Brand new Book. Basil Rathbone is synonymous with Sherlock played the Victorian sleuth in the fourteen Fox/Universal films of the s and '40s, as well as on stage and radio. For many people, he is the Rathbone grew to hate Sherlock character placed restrictions on his career: before Holmes he was an esteemed Author: Clayton, David.

A Ranking of all 14 Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce "Sherlock Holmes" films, from best to worst, in my opinion. Refine See titles to watch instantly, titles you haven't rated, etc Instant Watch Options. I have always loved Basil Rathbone as an actor, from Sherlock Holmes to the villainous Sir Guy of Gisbourne he has had a spectacular and varied career on stage and screen.

Rathbone understands how to tell a good story and in an era of google, Wikipedia and imdb this book 4/5. 5 Hours of Edgar Allan Poe Stories Read by Vincent Price & Basil Rathbone.

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Regular Price: $ Or 1 credit. The Tell Tale Pigeon Feathers and The Indiscretion of Mr. Edwards: The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.Discover Book Depository's huge selection of Basil Rathbone books online.

Free delivery worldwide on over 20 million titles.The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes was a radio show which aired in the USA frommost famously starring Basil Rathbone as Sherlock and Nigel Bruce as Dr.

Watson. Episodes from through were written or adapted by Edith Meiser from the books of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.