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Richard Basehart

Richard Basehart


Birthdate: August 13, 1914

Deathdate: September 17, 1984

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia John Richard Basehart (August 31, 1914 – September 17, 1984) was an American actor. He starred in the 1960s television science fiction drama Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, in the role of Admiral Harriman Nelson. One of his most notable film roles was the acrobat known as "the Fool" in the acclaimed Italian film La strada directed by Federico Fellini. He also appeared as th... ...detailed bio

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Masada (1981)

The miniseries starred Peter O'Toole as Roman legion commander Lucius Flavius Silva, Peter Strauss as the Jewish commander Elazar ben Ya'ir, and Barbara Carrera as Silva's Jewish mistress. David Warner, as Pomponius Falco, won an Emmy Award for his role. O'Toole was nominated for an Emmy for his ...
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Being There (1979)

Chance (Peter Sellers) is a middle-aged man who lives in the townhouse of an old, wealthy man in Washington D.C. He seems simple-minded and has lived there his whole life, tending the garden. Other than gardening, his knowledge is derived entirely from what he sees on television. When his benefac...
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The Island of Dr. Moreau (1977)

Crewman Andrew Braddock (York) survives the wreck of the sailing ship The Lady Vain. After several days at sea in a lifeboat, he reaches the shores of an island governed by the mysterious scientist "Dr. Moreau" (Lancaster). Besides Moreau, the inhabitants of the island include Moreau's associate,...
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Mansion of the Doomed (1976)

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21 Hours at Munich (1976)

A dramatization of the incident in 1972 when Arab terrorists broke into the Olympic compound in Munich and murdered 11 Israeli athletes.
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Judgment: The Court Martial of Lt. William Calley (1975)

This docudrama follows the court-martial of the title character, the man held responsible for the My Lai massacre during the Vietnam War.
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Chato's Land (1972)

When Chato, who is half Apache, kills the local sheriff, in self-defense, a former Confederate officer, Capt. Quincey Whitmore gathers a posse to hunt him down. It includes a number of local ranchers and townspeople, along with a Mexican who is used as a scout and tracker. The posse pursues Chat...
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Rage (1972)

While on a camping trip, sheep rancher Dan Logan (Scott) and his son are inadvertently exposed to a secret Army nerve gas from a plane passing overhead. Both end up in a military hospital where they are kept apart, unable to contact outsiders and lied to about their condition by a mysterious majo...
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Columbo: Dagger of the Mind (1972)

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City Beneath the Sea (1971)

City Beneath the Sea is a 1971 science fiction television film and television pilot for a proposed series by Irwin Allen. It started as a conceptual 10 minute demo reel as a means to sell the plot and concept to television studios. The concept wasn't bought initially and a few years later Allen p...
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Sole Survivor (1970)

Back story While returning from a World War II bombing mission, a United States Army Air Forces B-25 Mitchell bomber sustains damage from action with German fighters. Without any order to abandon the aircraft, the navigator, Hamner (Basehart), panics and bails out. The aircraft, now lost due to h...
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Love Is a Funny Thing (1969)

An accidental meeting in the United States between an actress and a composer, both French. Leaving her husband and child in Paris, Françoise, cinema actress, driven to the United States, is waiting for her break. Composer Henri, married to an Italian, is only in New York to record film music. The...
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The Satan Bug (1965)

Lee Barrett, a former intelligence agent, is asked by his former boss Eric Cavanaugh to investigate the murder of the security chief of Station Three — a top-secret bioweapons laboratory in the desert of Southern California — and the disappearance of its director, Dr. Baxter. As they wait for a ...
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Kings of the Sun (1963)

Balam is the son of the ruler of a Mayan tribe who use wooden swords (with obsidian edges). His father is killed in battle against steel-blade armed rivals led by Hunac Ceel. Balam succeeds to the throne, but is convinced by his advisers, including the head priest, to lead his followers away from...
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Hitler (1962)

Hitler (1962) is a black and white U.S. made film (that was later re-released with the title, Women of Nazi Germany). The film stars Richard Basehart in the title role of Adolf Hitler. Cordula Trantow stars as Geli Raubal and Maria Emo as Eva Braun. John Banner stars as Gregor Strasser. The film ...
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Savage Guns (1962)

The film takes place in a small valley in the Mexican state of Sonora, near the Arizona Territory, around 1870. Steve Fallon, a drifter and gun-for-hire, is seriously wounded while on the trail and is found by Mike Summers and his wife, Franchea. He is taken into their home and, while recovering,...
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Portrait in Black (1960)

Sheila Cabot (Lana Turner) becomes increasingly disturbed as she cares for her ailing, disagreeable husband (Lloyd Nolan). Along the way, she falls in love with Dr. David Rivera (Anthony Quinn), who is tending her husband. This leads to a series of unfortunate events, resulting in the death of th...
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The Brothers Karamazov (1958)

The Brothers Karamazov is a 1958 film made by MGM, based on Fyodor Dostoevsky's novel of the same name. It was directed by Richard Brooks and produced by Pandro S. Berman. The screenplay was by Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein and Richard Brooks. It was entered into the 1958 Cannes Film Festi...
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Time Limit (1957)

Army Colonel William Edwards (Richard Widmark) is investigating the case of Major Harry Cargill (Richard Basehart), accused of collaborating with the enemy while he and his unit were held captive in a North Korean prisoner of war camp. Cargill willingly admits his guilt and brings forth evidence ...
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Los jueves, milagro (1957)

Los jueves, milagro (English: "On Thursday, miracle") is a 1957 Spanish comedy film directed by Luis García Berlanga about some people in a small village of Spain who decide to fake a miracle in order to increase the tourism but things doesn't go as planned. Most shots of the film were made in Al...