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Fourteen Hours **** (1951, Paul Douglas, Richard Basehart, Barbara Bel Geddes, Debra Paget, Agnes Moorehead, Robert Keith, Howard Da Silva, Jeffrey Hunter) – Classic Movie Review 3390

Director Henry Hathaway’s ultra-tense, meticulously crafted 1951 film noir thriller is an absolutely excellent one. The exteriors are imaginatively shot on location on the streets of New York City. The building used was demolished in 1967 […]

Feb, 20

The Black Book [Reign of Terror] *** (1949, Robert Cummings, Richard Basehart, Arlene Dahl, Beulah Bondi, Richard Hart, Arnold Moss, Norman Lloyd, Charles McGraw) – Classic Movie Review 3324

Director Anthony Mann’s 1949 film noir-shot adventure drama is a highly intriguing, appealing and enjoyable historical romp with a satisfyingly complex plot and a well-researched French Revolution background, during the Reign of Terror. Heading the […]

Feb, 05

Moby Dick *** (1956, Gregory Peck, Richard Basehart, Leo Genn, Orson Welles, Harry Andrews, James Robertson Justice, Bernard Miles, Mervyn Johns) – Classic Movie Review 2752

Co-writer/director John Huston’s intelligent and entertaining but only half-successful 1956 film version of the legendary Herman Melville classic novel stars Gregory Peck as one-legged ship’s Captain Ahab who obsessively pursues his adversary, the great whale […]

Jul, 29

He Walked by Night **** (1948, Richard Basehart, Scott Brady, Roy Roberts, James Cardwell, Whit Bissell, Dorothy Adams, Jack Webb) – Classic Movie Review 2393

‘Savage! searing! true! From the homicide files of the Los Angeles police.’ Scott Brady and James Cardwell play the Los Angeles police detectives, Sergeants Marty Brennan and Chuck Jones, assigned to lead the manhunt for a […]

Apr, 16

Tension **** (1949, Richard Basehart, Audrey Totter, Cyd Charisse, Barry Sullivan, William Conrad) – Classic Movie Review 2391

Director John Berry’s 1949 film noir crime thriller stars Richard Basehart as timid, bespectacled Warren Quimby, a pharmaceutical expert who is night manager of the 24-hour Coast-to-Coast drugstore in Culver City. He elaborately plots to assume a […]

Apr, 14

Being There ***** (1979, Peter Sellers, Shirley MacLaine, Melvyn Douglas, Jack Warden, Richard Dysart, Richard Basehart) – Classic Movie Review 819

Director Hal Ashby’s extremely witty and deliciously satirical 1979 black-comedy gives Peter Sellers a wonderful chance to create a serious character in his penultimate film as an illiterate, TV-mad (‘I like to watch’), simple gardener […]

Feb, 09

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