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Bunse Blocked by Baffling Bumptious Beaurocrats

In a decision that has stunned the football world, Stevenage Borough Council has today refused to hand over the week’s takings from the car park behind Marks and Spencers (RIP) in order to fund the new North Stand at the Lamex Stadium. 235 more words

The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)

Dir. Michael Curtiz. Starring Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Claude Rains

“They don’t make movies like anymore” is more often than not  the most prosaic sort of movie criticism, a “ 1,781 more words


100 Films @ 10: Basil Rathbone Sherlock Holmes Films

Yesterday I ranked the film series that have been a part of 100 Films down the years. The Sherlock Holmes films starring Basil Rathbone as the Great Detective and Nigel Bruce as his trusty sidekick Dr Watson may only have placed 6th on that list, but they have been a regular presence on my blog for most of its life as I slowly worked my way through all 14, from The Hound of the Baskervilles in Year 2 to… 752 more words


Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes in "The Spider Woman" - reviewed by George

A rash of “pyjama suicides” has the London press agog. Men are going to bed, then arising in the middle of the night and killing themselves. 483 more words


Basil Rathbone as Holmes in "Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon" (1942) - Reviewed by George

This second Universal Pictures film finds Rathbone and Nigel Bruce still getting billing above the title, and still fighting Nazis in London during World War II. 211 more words


The Red Haired Granny (Take 3)


“Ah, ‘Sherlock Homes and the Cellar of Terror!'” 

announced dad with a theatrical flourish.

“What about it?” mumbled an uninterested mum.

“It’s on, this Friday.” continued dad, his excitement not  372 more words

Short Story

Anna Karénina (1935)

Anna Karénina, 1935, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Starring Greta Garbo, Fredric March, Basil Rathbone. Directed by Clarence Brown. B&W, 93 minutes.

Anna Karénina (Greta Garbo) is bound in a financially and socially comfortable, yet deeply unsatisfying, life at home with her husband of ten years, Karénin (Basil Rathbone), and the son she adores, Sergei (Freddie Bartholomew). 403 more words

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