WorldCat Identities

Dearden, Basil 1911-1971

Works: 193 works in 525 publications in 6 languages and 4,517 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Crime films  Anthology films  Horror films  History  Detective and mystery films  Fiction 
Roles: Director, Producer, Author, Author of screenplay, Performer, Film editor, Editor, Scenarist, Actor, fmd
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Basil Dearden
Khartoum by Basil Dearden( Visual )

26 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 623 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 525 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 )

30 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 312 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 )

32 editions published between 1945 and 2014 in English and held by 279 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 )

25 editions published between 1959 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 242 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, multitiered plan that involves infiltrating a military compound. A delightful cast of British all-stars, including Richard Attenborough, Bryan Forbes, and Roger Livesey, brings to life this precisely calibrated caper, which was immensely popular and influenced countless Hollywood heist films
All night long( Visual )

14 editions published between 1961 and 2010 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The classic tale Othello is translated and retold to the world of 1960s 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 )

20 editions published between 1958 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 187 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( Visual )

6 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in English and held by 161 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 88 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 82 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 58 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 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British crime drama about the killing of a Scotland Yard policeman and the manhunt that follows. Shot in a semi-documentary style, examines a new breed of criminals hardened by the World War II era
The ship that died of shame( Visual )

8 editions published between 1955 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 51 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
Woman of straw( Visual )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tyrannical but ailing tycoon Charles Richmond becomes obsessed with his attractive nurse, Maria. The nurse, in turn, falls in love with Charles₂ money-hungry nephew, Anthony, who plots ways to gain control of his uncle₂s fortune
Peter Sellers 5-film collection( Visual )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two-way stretch: With days remaining on his sentence prisoner Dodger Lane believes he can escape, steal some diamonds, and get back to prison in time for his release!
The Persuaders! 3-film collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 27 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
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 man who haunted himself( Visual )

2 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and held by 21 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 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Basil Dearden angol filmrendező, filmproducer, forgatknyvr

Basil Dearden britischer Filmregisseur

Basil Dearden Brits filmregisseur

Basil Dearden producteur, ralisateur et scnariste britannique

Basil Dearden regista, sceneggiatore e produttore cinematografico britannico

Бэзил Дирден режиссёр

بیزیل دی‌یردن فیلمنامه‌نویس، تهیه‌کننده، و کارگردان بریتانیایی

VictimThe assassination bureau