Friday, July 30, 2010

TCM SUtS: Day 1 - Basil Rathbone

Sunday, August 1 - Basil Rathbone (Schedule)

Hard to Find
Crossroads (1942) - Jack Conway directs William Powell, Hedy Lamaar, Claire Trevor and Basil in a taut mystery-thriller, need I say more? You can purchase the film off of Warner Archive, but see it here for free. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 83 mins. 8:00am ET

Confession (1937) - The beautiful Kay Francis (Trouble in Paradise) stars alongside Basil and Ian Hunter for this remake of the 1935 German film, Mazurka. As such, it's supposedly very much in debt to German expressionism. Warner Bros, 88 mins. 9:45pm ET

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1939) - The second of fourteen cinematic depictions with Basil Rathbone so naturally applying his services to the material of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, this one sees a desperate Ida Lupino poking around for his services - a wonderful little top-hat mystery. 20th Century Fox, 85 mins. 8:00pm ET

Captain Blood (1935) - Easily one of the greatest swashbucklers ever made, the film more famously introduced Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland to audiences everywhere as an irresistible romantic couple, but Rathbone's Lavasseur certainly puts up a fight. Warner Bros, 119 mins. 2:00am ET

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