WorldCat Identities

Radford, Basil 1897-1952

Overview
Works: 54 works in 160 publications in 1 language and 3,271 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Legal drama  Fiction  Film and video adaptations  Detective and mystery films 
Roles: Actor, Performer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Basil Radford
The lady vanishes by Alfred Hitchcock ( Visual )
20 editions published between 1938 and 2012 in English and held by 1,623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young woman on a train, enroute back to England from Switzerland, meets a charming older lady who promptly disappears. The other passengers deny ever having seen her, leading the young woman into a complex web of mystery and high adventure
Night train to Munich ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1940 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Takes viewers on a World War II era journey from Prague to England to the Swiss Alps, as Nazis pursue a Czech scientist and his daughter who are being aided by a debonair British undercover agent
Whisky galore! by Alexander Mackendrick ( Visual )
30 editions published between 1949 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When an English ship runs aground with 50,000 cases of whisky on a tiny Scottish island, the temptation proves too great for its thrifty, God-fearing population, developing into a battle of wits between the canny Scots and the English customs inspector
Young and innocent by Alfred Hitchcock ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The young daughter of a police chief protects an escaped murder suspect
Dead of night ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1945 and 2007 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Queen of Spades: A gambling craze is sweeping 19th century St. Petersburg, yet a dashing Russian army captain is too impoverished to participate. But when he learns of a key to gaming riches, he will stop at nothing to steal it the sinister secret for himself
Passport to Pimlico by Henry Cornelius ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1949 and 2012 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The detonation of an unexploded bomb left from WWII German bombings uncovers an ancient document which reveals that London's Pimlico district really belongs to France. The community, eager to abandon post-war constraints, establish their independence as a ration-free state, but soon find that their action has consequences
Dead of night The queen of spades ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1949 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Queen of spades: A gambling craze is sweeping 19th century St. Petersburg, yet a dashing Russian army captain is too impoverished to participate. But when he learns that an aging coutness may hold the ultimate key to gaming riches, the desperate young officer will stop at nothing to steal the sinister secret for himself. When fortunes are won and lost with the turn of a card, will one man wager his very soul on a final twist of fate?
The way to the stars by Anthony Asquith ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Drama about a British airfield and the men stationed there, focusing mainly on personal relationships in wartime
Unpublished story ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Richard Greene and Valerie Hobson star in this gripping tale of wartime intrigue set in London during its gravest hour, the German bombings of World War II
The Winslow boy by Anthony Asquith ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A barrister defends a 14-year-old naval cadet accused of stealing a postal money-order
Whiskey galore by Alexander Mackendrick ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1948 and 1989 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This robust, nimble comedy chronicles the effects of 50,000 cases of spirits on a tiny little island, and deftly satirizes the character of its thrifty, God-fearing population. The tale develops into a battle of wits between the canny Scots and the customs inspector
The captive heart ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After Dunkirk in 1940, amongst a group of Bristish prisoners of war, is a man known as Captain Geoffrey Mitchell who has assumed the identity of a dead man after escaping from a concentration camp. With exposure seeming inevitable, the man seeks desperately to escape the camp
Millions like us by Frank Launder ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A vivid and realistic portrait of an ordinary British family during the early years of the Second World war. The father joins the Home Guard, the son is sent overseas with the army and his three daughters go to work. The youngest gets her first job in an aeroplane factory and has to move to a hostel. It is here that she makes friends with women from different walks of life before finding romance with a shy Scottish airman
The best of British war cinema ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This set, crackling with suspense and drama, includes ten of the most prominent examples of British filmmaking. Appointment with Venus: at the outbreak of WWII the British realize they can't prevent the invasion of the Channel Islands. However, someone realizes that a prize cow, Venus, is on the islands and the Nazis mustn't get hold of her. The wind cannot read: Love that was forbidden ... but could not be denied! Operation Amsterdam: during WWII, British commandos visit occupied Holland to keep a fortune in diamonds out of Nazi hands. Theirs is the glory: in 1944, British General Montgomery and his command were way north of the Allied line, and the Germans were holding them in that swampy position. The plan, put into operation on Sunday, September 14, 1944, was to drop two American Airborne divisions and the British First Airborne Division behind the German lines to capture the bridges which would open the way to the German plain. The day will dawn: horse race tipster and journalist Metcalf is picked for the job of foreign correspondent in Norway when Hitler invades Poland. Seven thunders: escaping British prisoners of war hide out in German occupied France. Unpublished story: journalists investigate German fifth columnists as London burns in the blitz. Two thousand women: a group of English women caught in France during World War II and interned in a posh hotel. Secret mission: four British intelligence agents infiltrate the heart of occupied France in this clever World War II cloak-and-dagger thriller. The Flemish farm: wartime commando story based on fact. Allied airman risks return (on the ground) to occupied France for the honor of his regiment
The lady vanishes Juno & the paycock ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lady vanishes: On a train, an old woman mysteriously disappears. Two young people search for her and uncover a dangerous spy ring
Murder at the Baskervilles ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Young & innocent: A police constable's daughter aids the escape of a man who is falsely accused of murder. Together they search to find the real culprit and prove that he did not strangle the film star. A climactic nightclub scene reveals the real killer with a typical Hitchcock surprise
Chance of a lifetime ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
J. Courtney Dickinson, the owner and managing director of a small engineering firm is a typical industrialist of the old school-vigorous, capable and independent. The men who work for him are happy and content, until the day Bolger, an insolent workman, is sacked, and the whole factory comes out on strike. Angered by their foolish action, Dickinson accuses his men of slackness, adding that he would willingly exchange his position with theirs. To his astonishment, the workers take this as a challenge, and electing two leaders, Stevens and Morris, they inform Dickinson that from now on, they will run the factory. At first the new bosses face crises after crises, but their luck turns when a new design of plough, already perfected by Dickinson, secures a large order from abroad. Having won this victory, however, they now find that they are unable to agree on the best way to deal with this job, and as the arguments get more heated, Adam Watson replaces Morris as works manager. They begin production, only to find that the order is withdrawn soon after the work has been successfully completed. At their wits end, the men realize at last that management in modern industry is not the bed of roses they had imagined
Quartet ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The facts of life" charts the rise and fall of a young man gambling in Monte Carlo. In "The alien corn", a young man whose disapproving parents are horrified by his plans to become a professional pianist. They send him away to learn, hoping he will not be good enough. "The kite" tells of a husband's passion for kite-flying and the martial strife he encounters when his wife wishes him to give up his hobby. "The colonel's lady" depicts a colonel's disbelief at a passionate book written by his wife
The galloping major ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1951 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Following a successful day at the races, Major Hill is able to pay off his debts. Being a horse-lover, living in the London suburbs of Lamb's Green, he decides to buy a certain racehouse. With the help of Hill's daughter, Susan, Bill, a bus-driver, Pam, his romantic conductress and Maggie, who runs a milk bar, the money is raised, helped by a large last-minute subscription from gouty Sir Robert Medleigh. But by mistake the wrong horse is bought, and not a very good horse at that. When he proves useless on the flat, the syndicate vote to train him themselves as a jumper on the local Common and under the new name "The Galloping Major." Undeterred by setbacks, they persevere, and following success in some minor races they decide to run him in the Grand National. Excitement mounts feverishly as the big day approaches, but only thirty-six hourse before the race the horse mysteriously disappears. All is confusion until it is discovered that he has strayed into a film studio and has been sent on location to Chester. The owners race north by the bus-load to find him and rush him to the course. But the engaged jockey has withdrawn and the considerably overweight Hill has to ride. The extra load is his salvation, for it keeps him so far behind the other runners that when one by one they all fall, he is able wearily to drag himself past the winning-post
Whisky à gogo ! by Alexander Mackendrick ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in Undetermined and English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"1943. Une petite île isolée est plongée dans les profondeurs du désespoir car elle n'a plus de whisky ! Heureusement, un bateau qui chavire apportera aux insulaires une cargaison de caisses, mais le whisky ne dure pas indéfiniment
 
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