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Dearden, Basil 1911-1971

Works: 178 works in 497 publications in 6 languages and 4,256 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Science fiction films  History  Fiction 
Roles: Director, Producer, Author of screenplay, Performer, Film editor, Editor, Actor, Scenarist
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Basil Dearden
Khartoum by Basil Dearden ( Visual )
25 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chronicles Britain's crisis in the Sudan and the siege at Khartoum in 1883. Olivier performs as the Arab leader Mahdi who leads his tribesmen against the British General Gordon, played by Heston
Victim by Basil Dearden ( Visual )
37 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dramatization of the problems of the criminalization of homosexual acts between consenting adults. Bogarde plays a successful barrister who places his career on the line by 'coming out' in order to expose a blackmail racket. It was the first British film to concentrate on male homosexuality and was made with the specific intention of supporting the new recommendations of the 1957 Wolfenden Committee for the partial decriminalization of male homosexual acts
The smallest show on earth by Basil Dearden ( Visual )
29 editions published between 1957 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Comedy about a young couple who inherit a delapidated movie theater and must compete with a lavish movie theater next door
Dead of night ( Visual )
30 editions published between 1945 and 2007 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dead of night: A group of strangers is mysteriously gathered at a country estate where each reveals a chilling tale of the supernatural. These include premonitions from beyond the grave, an antique mirror, a supernatural game of golf, and a ventriloquist's dummy. But even after these frightening stories are told, one final nightmare awaits them all
The league of gentlemen by Basil Dearden ( Visual )
24 editions published between 1960 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bitter about being forced into retirement, a colonel (wittily embodied by Jack Hawkins) ropes a cadre of former British army men into aiding him in a one-million-pound bank robbery, a risky plan that involves infiltrating a military compound
All night long ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1961 and 2010 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The classic tale Othello is translated and retold to the world of 1960's London jazz clubs. Over the course of one eventful evening, during the anniversary celebration of the musical and romantic partners Aurelius Rex and Delia Lane, a jealous & ambitious drummer, Johnny Cousin, attempts to tear the interracial couple apart
Sapphire by Basil Dearden ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1959 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A beautiful female college student is found dead in a public park. The police soon discover that her murder may have been racially motivated
The assassination bureau by Basil Dearden ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in Victorian-era London, this amusing farce concerns a society of international assassins. Based on an idea from the book The Assassination Bureau Limited by Jack London and Robert Fish
The mind benders by Basil Dearden ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Dr. Henry Longman suspects that the death of his friend, a government scientist, may have been the result of brainwashing, he decides to prove his theory by subjecting himself to sensory deprivation
Basil Dearden's London underground ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Collects four noir-tinged dramas set in London in the late 1950s and early 1960s that deal with issues such as racism, homophobia, and the lingering effects of World War II
The captive heart ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1946 and 2008 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Czech officer, confined in a German prison camp, poses as a British officer who's been killed. He writes the officer's wife and they fall in love through their letters
The blue lamp by Basil Dearden ( Visual )
27 editions published between 1949 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
British crime drama about the killing of a Scotland Yard policeman and the manhunt that follows
The ship that died of shame ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1955 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After intense WWII fighting while in the British Navy, a trio buy their old ship but then use it for smuggling and worse, before they finally come to their senses
Peter Sellers 5-film collection ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
I'm all right Jack: After serving his country in the war, Stanley Windrush finds that he must work his way up from the bottom and find his way in a power struggle between the company and the union
British war collection ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Five classic British war movies depicting the drama and courage of a nation and its citizens during World War II
The Persuaders! 3-film collection ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Sporting chance: When Brett Sinclair, a car-racing enthusiast, introduces his latest Sinclair Special, all manner of unexpected things happen. Danny and Brett soon uncover a gang that's been plotting to fix the race, but all is not as it seems ... Mission: Monte Carlo: Blue-blooded Lord Brett Sinclair and playboy Danny Wilde nearly meet their match in the women, money and fast-car environment of Monte Carlo ... London conspiracy: On finding that a supposedly vacant mansion is occupied by a mysterious organization, Brett and Danny have to overcome hostage takers and black magicians."--Container
The man who haunted himself ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Following a strange and terrible car crash Harold Pelham, a conservative executive, finds his life haunted by what appears to be his own frightening double
Who done it? ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1956 and 2013 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this slapstick hit, Benny Hill stars as Hugo Dill, amateur detective, who stumbles into an international espionage plot and gets involved in a mistaken identity case, a bumbling romance, and a top secret weather machine
Saraband for dead lovers : the film and its production at Ealing Studios by Michael Balcon ( Book )
2 editions published in 1948 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Saraband for dead lovers ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1948 and 2010 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this tale of court romance a count falls in love with the unloved wife of a prince
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