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Basil Rathbone - Master of the Stage and Screen


Basil Rathbone - Master of the Stage and Screen

A group for devoted fans, or fans to be, of Basil Rathbone. The character actor becoming famous for his Shakespeare portrayals on the British stage, becoming immortal portraying sophisticated villains and --- Sherlock Holmes!

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Some interesting links:

Basil Rathbone and Vivien Leigh reading British love poems for each other, 1939.

A gloriously funny radio appearance with Basil Rathbone on The Jack Benny Show in 1941. Jack Benny harasses Rathbone at his house by throwing rocks on his windows. You have the links to all three parts of the program below on YouTube, but it is first in the last part that Rathbone shows up (discovering Jack Benny hiding behind a bush).
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

Basil Rathbone as a guest on The Bob Hope Show, 1941, making a sick, weird, hysterical "advertisement" for his latest film, The Mad Doctor (1941):

And last but not least: All Rathbone related blog posts on my blog Lolita's Classics if you follow this link! Want to start off by reading a bit about his life? You have my original Basil Rathbone post here.

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Comment by Christopher on April 20, 2009 at 11:22pm

Comment by Christopher on April 20, 2009 at 10:37pm
Comment by Millie on April 20, 2009 at 6:59pm
Yes, Basil is AMAZING!
Comment by William on April 20, 2009 at 6:48pm
Basil Rathbone was an accomplished actor. Not only is remembered as Sherlock Holmes,but he will also be remembered,in his duel with Errol Flynn,in "The Adventures of Robin Hood". He served his country with honor in World War1,and received two Oscar nominations. Hewas a good actor on screen, and a good man in his private life.
Comment by Christopher on April 20, 2009 at 5:56pm
great Mark of Zorro sword fight!..I've heard,and I don't know the truth behind it,that Rathbone(an expert fencer)thought Power was the better swordsman over Errol Flynn..
Comment by Lolita on April 20, 2009 at 2:39pm

Boris Karloff entertaining Basil Rathbone and his son Rodion on film shooting break.

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