Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Basil Rathbone, born June 13 in 1892!
Although the ever versatile South African born English actor portrayed variety of roles, his cad-like nature was always his character’s biggest appeal.
Basil Rathbone as the eccentic detective, Sherlock Holmes in The Hound of Baskervilles. (1936, Sidney Lanfield director)
Basil Rathbone as the cunning, sword-swinging Sir Guy of Gisbourne in The Adventures of Robin Hood. (1938, Michael Curtiz, William Keighley directors)
And Basil Rathbone, of course, as the sadistic tyrant Edward Murdstone in David Copperfield! (1935, George Cukor director)
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