WorldCat Identities

Dearden, Basil 1911-1971

Works: 202 works in 668 publications in 6 languages and 5,061 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Crime films  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Action and adventure films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Legal films  Social problem films  Caper films  Detective and mystery films 
Roles: Director, Producer, Author, fmd, Restager , Author of screenplay, Performer, Film editor, Actor, Editor, Scenarist, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Basil Dearden
Khartoum by Basil Dearden( Visual )

30 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This drama chronicles Britain's crisis in the Sudan and the siege at Khartoum in 1883
Victim by Basil Dearden( Visual )

49 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 511 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 )

32 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 304 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
The league of gentlemen by Basil Dearden( Visual )

28 editions published between 1960 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 239 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
Dead of night( Visual )

43 editions published between 1945 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 221 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
All night long( Visual )

18 editions published between 1961 and 2010 in English and German and held by 213 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( Visual )

19 editions published between 1958 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 197 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 )

7 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in English and held by 162 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
Basil Dearden's London underground by Basil Dearden( Visual )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 98 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 mind benders by Basil Dearden( Visual )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 92 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
Woman of straw( Visual )

8 editions published between 1964 and 2015 in English and German and held by 80 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
The blue lamp by Basil Dearden( Visual )

37 editions published between 1949 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British crime drama about the killing of a Scotland Yard policeman and the manhunt that follows
Dead of night ; The queen of spades( Visual )

2 editions published between 1949 and 2003 in English and held by 64 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 captive heart by Basil Dearden( Visual )

25 editions published between 1946 and 2015 in English and held by 57 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 ship that died of shame( Visual )

9 editions published between 1955 and 2008 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 )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The smallest show on earth: When a couple inherit a theater called "The Flea Pit" they find they must also cope with three eccentric characters who work there
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 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five classic British war movies depicting the drama and courage of a nation and its citizens during World War II
Pool of London by André Derain( Visual )

12 editions published between 1950 and 2016 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A ship sails into the Pool of London, and for the few days it is loading or discharging, it becomes as much a part of the Pool as the wharves and warehouses, as the buildings of the city itself. To the tugmen, the watermen, the customs, the river police, it's just another job--usually. However, everything changes for two sailors on shore leave when they inadvertently become caught up in a crime as murky as the great river itself."--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
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Alternative Names
Basil Dearden angol filmrendező, filmproducer, forgatókönyvíró

Basil Dearden britischer Filmregisseur

Basil Dearden Brits filmregisseur

Basil Dearden producteur, réalisateur et scénariste britannique

Basil Dearden regista, sceneggiatore e produttore cinematografico britannico

Dear, Basil Clive, 1911-1971

Deardenas Basilas

Бэзил Дирден режиссёр

بیزیل دی‌یردن فیلمنامه‌نویس، تهیه‌کننده، و کارگردان بریتانیایی