Classic Movie Legend Tribute: Basil Rathbone

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, Classic Movie Actor,  as Sherlock Holmes in The Hound of the Baskervilles, Sidney Lanfield

Basil Rathbone as the eccentic detective, Sherlock Holmes in The Hound of Baskervilles. (1936, Sidney Lanfield director)


Basil Rathbone as Sir Guy of Gisbourne in The Adventures of Robin Hood, Classic Movie Actor, Michael Curtiz, William Keighley

Basil Rathbone as the cunning, sword-swinging Sir Guy of Gisbourne in The Adventures of Robin Hood. (1938, Michael Curtiz, William Keighley directors)


Basil Rathbone in David Copperfield as Mr. Murdstone, Classic Movie Actor, George Cukor

And Basil Rathbone, of course, as the sadistic tyrant Edward Murdstone in David Copperfield! (1935, George Cukor director)


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2 Responses to Classic Movie Legend Tribute: Basil Rathbone

  1. morgantrot says:

    A great actor, and the Only Sherlock Holmes that matters! Why don’t they make ‘me like this any more?

  2. morgantrot says:

    -error: make ’em like this any more? Darn auto correct!

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