Basil Rathbone

Born:  June 13, 1892, Johannesburg, South Africa

Died:  July 21, 1967, New York City, New York


1921:  Innocent, The Fruitful Vine

1923:  The School for Scandal, The Loves of Mary Queen of Scots

1924:  Trouping With Ellen

1925:  The Masked Bride

1926:  The Great Deception

1929:  The Last Of Mrs. Cheyney

1930:  The Bishop Murder Case, This Mad World, A Notorious Affair, The Flirting Widow, The Lady of Scandal, A Lady Surrenders, Sin Takes A Holiday

1932:  A Woman Commands, After the Ball

1933:  One Precious Year, Loyalties

1935:  David Copperfield, Anna Karenina, The Last Days of Pompeii, A Feather In Her Hat, Kind Lady, A Tale of Two Cities, Captain Blood

1936:  Private Number, Romeo and JulietThe Garden of Allah

1937:  A Night Of Terror, Confession, Make A Wish, Tovarich

1938:  The Adventures of Marco Polo, The Adventures of Robin Hood, If I Were King, The Dawn Patrol

1939:  Son of Frankenstein, The Hound of the Baskervilles, The Sun Never Sets, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Rio, Tower of London

1940:  Rhythm On The River, The Mark of Zorro, The Mad Doctor

1941:  The Black Cat, International Lady, Paris Calling

1942:  Fingers At The Window, Crossroads, Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror, Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon

1943:  Sherlock Holmes In Washington, Above Suspicion, Sherlock Holmes Faces Death, Crazy House, The Spider Woman

1944:  The Scarlet Claw, Bathing Beauty, The Pearl of Death, Frenchman’s Creek

1945:  The House of Fear, The Woman In Green, Pursuit To Algiers

1946:  Terror By Night, Heartbeat, Dressed To Kill

1949:  The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad

1954:  Casanova’s Big Night

1955:  We’re No Angels, The Court Jester

1956:  The Black Sleep

1958:  The Last Hurrah

1961:  Mystic Prophecies and Nostradamus

1962:  The Magic Sword, Pontius Pilate, Tales of Terror, Two Before Zero

1963:  The Comedy of Terrors

1965:  Voyage To A Prehistoric Planet, Dr. Rock and Mr. Roll

1966:  Queen of Blood, The Ghost In the Invisible Bikini

1967:  Hillbillys In A Haunted House

1968:  Autopsia De Un Fantasma


Academy Award Nominations:  Best Supporting Actor, Romeo And Juliet (1936); If I Were King (1938)


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