Richard Basehart Overview:

Actor, Richard Basehart, was born John Richard Basehart on Aug 31, 1914 in Zanesville, OH. Basehart died at the age of 70 on Sep 17, 1984 in Los Angeles, CA .

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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.

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Tension (1949): Caught Between The Good and The Bad Girl

By 4 Star Film Fan on Nov 30, 2019 From 4 Star Films

Barry Sullivan has an absolute field day as a homicide cop, Lt. Collier Bonnabel, with very calculated methods of getting to the root of every crime. Whether it comes by pushing, cajoling, romancing, tricking, flattering — he’ll do whatever is necessary. What matters to him is to keep st... Read full article


in He Walked By Night (1948) – Noir’s most impenetrable psychopath

By Carol Martinheira on Nov 10, 2018 From The Old Hollywood Garden

in He Walked By Night (1948) – Noir’s most impenetrable psychopath On November 10, 2018November 10, 2018 By CarolIn Uncategorized Despite its sensational title, He Walked by Night (1948, dir. Alfred L.?Werker, Anthony Mann) is not one of th... Read full article


John Mills, Jane Greer, and : It's Triple Feature Time at the Cafe!

By Rick29 on Aug 29, 2013 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

Jim--haunted by memories of the tragedy. The October Man (1947). A bus accident on a dark, rainy night leaves Jim Ackland (John Mills) with a skull fracture--and the tragic memory of a friend's young daughter who died while under his care. After spending a year in a hospital, Jim emerges a fragile ... Read full article


TV Tuesday: Joan Fontaine, and The Love Boat

By KC on Mar 16, 2010 From Classic Movies

Look at this--Joan Fontaine and on a 1981 episode of the Love Boat! I need to make a master list of all the classic movie star appearances on this show. I know there were a ton of them.... Read full article


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Richard Basehart Quotes:

François Barras: This would make you dictator of France.
Maximilian Robespierre: Yes.
François Barras: We didn't storm the Bastille to make any man dictator.
Maximilian Robespierre: I'm not "any man".


Robert Cosick: Everybody lies to me!


François Barras: I arrived just in time to see Danton on his way out. Exactly as you planned, wasn't it?
Maximilian Robespierre: Danton was my friend, not yours. Why should you feel badly about it?
François Barras: Because Danton was a good soldier. Without him, France would have been overrun by the armies of Europe.
Maximilian Robespierre: That was yesterday. Like all good soldiers, he outlived his usefulness.


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Father of Jackie Basehart.

On asking Federico Fellini as to why Fellini wanted him for the role of the Fool in La Strada (1954), Fellini answered: "Because if you did what you did in Fourteen Hours (1951), you can do anything.".

When he heard that that director Bretaigne Windust wanted an authentic Scotsman for the lead role in the Broadway production "The Hasty Heart", Basehart managed to effect a very convincing burr and won the part. For his portrayal of Cpl. MacLachlan, Basehart also went on to win the 1945 New York Critic's Award as the most promising actor of the year.

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