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"basil rathbone" Discussed on The Radio Adventures of Dr. Floyd
"It's time once again for america's favorite show the radio adventures of dr fluid brought to you floyd dot com featuring special guest. Dr stan freberg as sherlock holmes in our last episode dart off lloyd. Dr steam had just made another literature. Jump we knew that. Dr steve had landed in front of the office of sherlock holmes but we had no idea what are deployed had wound up. That is until now as there was a brilliant flash of light and we see i hero come crashing down into the middle of a small but well furnished consultation room in london england. Oh boy we're attorney's name i know. Where's dr steve. He took his own merimee readies. We made literature jump. I thought he said he was gonna do coming consultation. Room moments and they're on the threshold stands a man well over six feet tall and so thin. He appears considerably taller his eyes. I shop and piercing and he has a thin hawk. Line knows and as square jaw. He quickly looks around the room and dentists closing the door behind him. Are your loan watson luncheon. Have you any objection to my closing. You're shudders watson. no go ahead closure as the man is his way around the room. Flinging the shutters together. Dr floyd ponders curiously on the name. He's been called if he is watson and this is a piece of classic literature then this man could only be sherlock holmes. You were expecting maybe basil rathbone. Never mind you are no doubt wondering why i'm here. I assume it's because you have a new case. Why yes i do. How nice huge. Notice very stylish. Don't you think matches my cloak. No no i mean you have a new mystery to solve all right watson. Have you ever heard of professor moriarty. Wasn't he a mathematics professor. That's him well after an extensive investigation. I've come to realize that it is he who has been behind all the recent crimes and london masterminding numerous acts of evil. Like some sort of of evil mastermind. Precisely moriarty is the napoleon of crime. You any plans to invade russia. No no no watson. It was just a figure of speech. Oh right sherry anyway. I have just put a plan into action that will and a mere three days. Time exposed marietta's misdeeds to all of london and intern get him arrested. Oh bravo homes jolly good show. Yes it was quite clever me wasn't it but you see watson as clever as mike cleverness was moriarty was clever enough to discover my cleverness levers. So imagine my surprise when this very morning he showed up at two twenty one b baker street. He get what did he look like. Well is extremely tall and thin. His shoulders or rounded and he's to is are deeply sunken into his head. Does he have pale skin and greasy black hair. Yes he does watson. How did you know. Just playing a hunch. Well the moment he entered the room he appeared at me with great. Curiosity then smiled at me and said you don't know me do you. Don't know me do you on the contrary. I know exactly who you are. Well then if you know who. I am then you know why. I'm here oh. I know why you're here and you know i know why are here with it if you know that. I know that you know why i'm here. Then you must know that. I know that you know that. I know that you know why i'm here. Yes i know look. I didn't come here. a weedy bent. I'm sorry you're being woody. What look. I came here to tell you that. I'm quite sure. A smart man like yourself could see that if you think you're smart enough to bring destruction up on me i. I'm smart enough to do the same to you. You are paid me. Several compliments mr moriarty. Let me pay you on in return. When i say that a man smart enough to see how smart i am is surely smart enough to know that i'm smart enough to outsmart one as smart as you. You think you're so smart don't you I get by. But you haven't seen the last of me sherlock holmes that he left my office dear me. You can see the great danger. I am in watson. is this reason. I'm wondering if you'll come away with me to switzerland until three days have passed and moriarty is in custody of course homes. You can count on me to help you with this case. Oh no need watson you see. It's got a pet at handle and a detachable shoulder strap not dead case the moriarty case right. I'll meet you at the station in an hour. Just wish i knew what sherlock holmes story this was sir arthur conan. Doyle wrote so many of them. It's hard to keep street. And as talk to floyd hurriedly prepares to leave. We must take a leave of this episode. Will sherlock holmes be able to outsmart professor moriarty. Who's obviously being portrayed by dr steve and this version of the story all dr. Steve gained the up a hand in this battle of good versus evil and in what capacity. We'll dr floyd helped sherlock holmes with this case. I don't need any help with this case doesn't rowley wheels on it. You see not that case that oh never mind. Find out next time on the radio. Adventures duct flowing episode number seven. Oh nine of the radio. Adventures of dr floyd starred stan freberg cash sherlock holmes stan freberg history of the united states of america volumes. One and two are highly recommended by everyone here at the radio. Adventures of dr floyd using for this episode by jodi white sides. Www dot jody white sides dot com. This episode was written by grant. But choko and based on the stories of sherlock holmes by sir arthur conan. Doyle leave us a voicemail and area code eight one eight three three two three zero five three visit the radio adventures of dr floyd merchandise store at www dot dr floyd dot com slash store. This episode was recorded. At dr floyd studios in beautiful downtown burbank. California episode number seven. Oh nine of the radio. Adventures of dr floyd is copyright. Two thousand eight dr floyd industries. All rights reserved. Hey radio adventures of dr floyd fans. One look cool for back to school. 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"basil rathbone" Discussed on WDRC
"Now back to Hollywood. 3 60 with Carla Mari, at least Sherlock Holmes. Man. I'll tell you what this show was on the air a long, long time it started on radio. The year you were born 1930. You know, I do look good for my age. You do you do 1930 was the year that this show premiered on radio. It lasted all the way into the like Mid 19 fifties, So 25 30 years was on the air long, long time Now. The most famous Sherlock Holmes on the radio was Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce as doctor Watson. But this particular episode has Tom Conway as Sherlock Holmes and Nigel Bruce is Watson and it's from October. 12 1946, called The Adventure of the statistics is stuttering Ghost. Stuttering is really helpful on the radio to Yeah, it is good for radio adventure of the stuttering ghost, and it's sponsored by your favorite hair tonic. Oh, wow. Ramel family. Oh, yeah. Where wild roots your favorite and then cram a ll Um And you know it's your hair is nice and greasy. And it's like dripping with oil. Thankyou. I showers last year. Really good. Cram All looks great on your on your hair. Thanks. So this is ahh part one. Now, the new adventures of Sherlock Holmes. Criminal hair tonic and criminal shampoo present. The new Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, starring Nigel Bruce has Dr.
"basil rathbone" Discussed on The Really Awful Movies Podcast
"And as a journalist, I, I kind of appreciate his approach and he's quite a good guest. If you ever have a chance to check out his appearances on various podcasts now a little back story, but for a Murder By decree, this is A film that I caught and my grandmother's farm when I was quite young and has and she had a farm in The kortha Lakes Region of Ontario near this town called Bobcaygeon, which has maybe two or three thousand people. It's a very small Hamlet that survives on the tourism and fishing and that kind of thing. So, well, not particularly not as a remote As Ontario can get it's definitely off the beaten path and several hours from any major city. And this was a film that caught my attention in the TV Guide at the time and being as I was obsessed with True Crime even back then and it was something that I was immediately drawn to I mean the title alone is great and then also, The fact that the film is tied to Sherlock Holmes The Sir Arthur Conan Doyle books and and film and these were something I was interested in as a kid as well. So the Murder By decree film actually takes Sherlock Holmes and Watson and inserts them into the Jack the Ripper off the lower and and story and which is not as absurd as it sounds because in fact Sherlock Holmes as a star of the of the novel was very popular at the time and it is thought that the graffiti scrawled on the near the murder site. It was the Jews are not men who who are blamed for. Nothing was inspired by one of the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Works where that was a clue left by one of the I guess one of the perpetrators for one of the storm. Can't recall which but I think it's a pretty interesting conceit. And really I mean having Christopher Plummer as Sherlock Holmes taking on the office noted basil Rathbone part is is pretty pretty cool. And this is really a cast that's just off-the-charts for this movie. You can't I mean it's an All-Star game is John gielgud Donald Sutherland James Mason Christopher Plummer, and you could also throw in the likes of Jean gave Bujold which genre fans really appreciate I believe she's Canadian, but she was the love interest of Jeremy Irons in the rip-roaring Fantastic dead ringers, which month has only grown in my estimation since having watched it as a twelve-year-old. I've since seen it three times and it's just so good and the scene where I guess the song The gynecologist has a meltdown in the restaurant with an argues with Jean if you have visual that's really incredible. She's a terrific actress. So you got this amazing character in my estimation. This is the best Jack the Ripper film of all time. I mean, I had the opportunity to catch from hell at Tiff. That's the Johnny Depp store and I was thoroughly underwhelmed and disappointed and I thought well, this is a movie that with a title that's inspired by the I think the the 1-month epistolary communique to Scotland Yard that Jack the Ripper was known to have legitimately pain because there was a bunch of hoax letters, you know that were attributed to Jack the Ripper who are actually subsequently found to be done by muckraking sleazebag journalists who are trying to generate more interest in the case that and generate more newspaper sales, but from hell is the dispatch office. That included the the kidney or partial kidney of one of the victims and is the genuine article that's for damn. Sure. So when I saw that from hell and Johnny Depp attached the project and being able to snap a ticket. I also randomly bumped into an old high school buddy of mine in the cinema..
"basil rathbone" Discussed on KQED Radio
"With Terry Gross, too, in 1989. She asked him if it was hard to break into show business. And if his parents thought he was foolish to try. Oh, no. My parents were very proud of the fact that I wouldn't be a bum and I wanted to be an actress. See, they thought they revered actors, because when I was a kid You say I being of Jewish heritage when you have a AA? An image of the actor. It was Edward G. Robinson, Paul Mooney. And then when they found out that Basil Rathbone was Jewish issue are going into a good business. A lot of Jewish people go in that business and they were very happy. I became an actor. They just wanted me to be an actor in my neighborhood. They didn't want me to go away. Someone I did radio in New York and some plays in New York When I was very young. They were very happy than when I went to Summer theater when I was 18. They were pretty upset. They say you're going away to act like contract here. That was the only objection they ever had. You started in serious roles in the theatre, didn't you? How did you get into comedy? Well, the army will have no, actually, I got into comedy. Because my first year that I didn't do serious stuff I had done a Shakespearean tour have been some of theaters doing about 36 plays before I got to Do my first musical variety review And that was in the summit again. A summer situation where I was on a straight man actor in sketches and I This I really took. The sketch is very well. Because I had a background of theaters. I played them, really, But I was basically a silly person. So I was able to find the fun in it. And then in the army, you couldn't ask people to mount a play for you. So I got up in front of a microphone and started doing stand up material. And I really became a comedian in the Army. It's a good place to become a comedian. If you keep your sense of humor. There, you'll see a little saner than most. You did your show of shows you you were one of the stars of it. You are one of the writers on it, and it really turned into one of the most important shows in the history of television. First of its kind, and I think that makes it important. It was the first of his kind and luckily, it was excellent in the first of his kind, sometimes isn't revered. It's just that you break some ground. But this was the first of his kind, and it was peopled by his extraordinary writing and performing talent. Max Liebman had a great eye for selecting people that might be stars today. And he found since season Imogen Coca before that. He had worked with Danny Kaye. So he really had a good eye. How do you find you? Hey, found me in a Broadway show. I was performing in a Broadway show in the first full year of the Showa shows. It was about to go on the air, and he needed somebody to support Sid Caesar and I had been a first banana. Up. Until that time I have been a leading comedian, and he invited me to become the second banana. When I had seen said in tars and spars and another venture on Broadway make Mine Manhattan and I thought This guy was an extraordinary talent and being A second banana to such a massive first banana didn't wasn't come down at all for me. I realized I was working with the best. So being second banana to Sid Caesar did he want to get off to see the kind of performer who wanted all the good lines for himself? Was he No, it was a matter of fact, He was very good about the peace being right. And if you gotta laugh, and if you did something funny, he would never say. Well, let me do that. He just let you do. It is a matter of fact..
"basil rathbone" Discussed on AM 970 The Answer
"But first let me say hello to my co host Lisa what what's up we cite Carl while it's another year you look another year younger happy new year by what's up my new year you look a year old son Lisa a year younger well thank you and may I stay on the line that's our deal you hope so all right well we have great classic radio shows for you as always and we're gonna start things off with the new adventures of Sherlock Holmes course say detective series came to radio in nineteen thirty way back in nineteen thirty this so was a character created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and the in nineteen thirty Richard Gordan played Sherlock Holmes but by nineteen thirty nine Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce swore simultaneously starring in a popular series of Sherlock Holmes movies for fox and later universal and so mutual radio were able to get them to do a radio series then in nineteen forty six Tom Conway took over for Basil Rathbone Nigel Bruce stayed on and he receive top billing was very odd that Nigel Bruce was getting top billing Amish series when he was playing Watson and Tom Connelly was plain homes but in nineteen forty seven John Stanley and Alfred surely took over and then others for John Gielgud in Sir Ralph Richardson everybody played Holmes and Watson except for you and me so now we got a bad deal yeah I you know I mean I would be a really good home I would be a great what's what's what's going on with that Watson yeah you would because well skill with the two to twenty one the bank of streets that make me some cheese yes yeah that's what I yeah I would hire your own life well you can hear the real guide Basil Rathbone starring as homes now in that disappearing scientists from April eighth nineteen forty six years part one of the new adventures of Sherlock Holmes three wind brings you as a rock idol Bruce and the new adventures of Sherlock Holmes the.
"basil rathbone" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Our new schedule starts next Saturday will be on at ten PM I tonight we've got two hours but a great two hours so stay with us absolutely right we are here on WGN every Saturday night beginning next week at ten PM five straight hours and we are so very very grateful to be here for five hours every Saturday no there's no a lot of changes but we're we're very very happy to the area alright well we start things off with a Christmas episode of Sherlock Holmes you know Sherlock Holmes Lisa was on the air from nineteen thirty all the way into the mid fifties think about that so nineteen thirty one is one of the earliest radio shows that was sort of dramatized and all the way to nineteen fifty five now we have aired like the Basil Rathbone Sherlock Holmes episodes we've aired Tom Conway is Sherlock Holmes we've there John Stanley as Sherlock Holmes we have never aired one with John Gielgud as homes and Ralph Richard St as wax and we're gonna do that now all right we just we just got a bunch of these in our in our collection so this is from March thirteenth nineteen fifty five even though it is not a Christmas date it is a Christmas themed shell and I was gonna say make sure a text and let us know what you think of this great show all rights called the blue carbuncle here is part one now of the adventures of Sherlock Holmes the original and memorable stories of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle dramatize W. winds around Richardson Dr once and Sir John Gielgud and the role of Sherlock Holmes is I was in a lot of the eight round against light in the blue on the honey passes by shop windows he would call a clean hands from his car call them on the call by crews blue.
"basil rathbone" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Dot com. Thank you so much for calling you did a great job. Okay. Morning. You know, I can't call you sleepy wolf anymore. Because you're your wake now. Yeah. Is aren't closed anymore? Our listeners because I listen they're sent in a lot of texts. Tonight's guys just remember Carl's got a vivid imagination. I believe that he says he was very sleepy. She's wide awake. I'm good to go. All right. All right. Lisa is back. Right. All right. You ready for Filo Vance detective like a good detective say a character created by the writer, s s van dine. That's a cool name s s. What's your name? Well, my name is s s van dine. Stanford you know in the stands for cease something. See burying vessel. I don't know. What does that for? Roger would know SS. What does that stand for? I'll let you ship sailing shift now. What does S me know, Essa sailing ship? Well, if you say so what is it? You know. No. Great question h. Pinafore our listeners know British ships but yeah, this was a character created by s s van dine. I like that's a cool name and five cool net so much cool. Anyway. Thanks filo. Vance was a very popular character in books movies on radio, and he was stylish highly intelligent. He was cultured. And he was a private detective. And he was kind of like the Americanized Sherlock Holmes, Sherlock Holmes was really smart and cool and stylized and hip. Well, he was the American version in the movies William Powell Warren, William, and basil Rathbone all played Filo Vance on the screen now on radio. He was played by Jose Ferrer. And then a later version syndicated version star Jackson Beck, and that's what we have for you. Now we have a Jackson back episode from July. Twentieth. Nineteen forty eight called the Mary murder case part one, now of Filo Vance detective..
"basil rathbone" Discussed on X96
"We're just going to get right to it. Here we go. Remember, it's multiple choice. So if you get it, right. You get the point if not Jeanie gets a chance to answer correctly and steal it away by where we go. Back and forth. First person to three wins, Katie basil Rathbone made his movie debut in nineteen twenty one British silent feature. Was it a innocent, be guilty or see Sherlock Holmes? See incorrect. Gina be no innocent. That's correct. Nobody. Maybe not so specific subject. Nobody knew. Yes. Number two, gene is a genus question Gina. Yeah. What was the name of the villainous? Character he portrayed in the adventures of Robin Hood was an will scarlet be guy of Gisborne or see little John. John wasn't a bad guy. So a will scarlet. Yeah. Correct. Katie. What were the other choices? Yes. And the little little jealousy. And yeah. So. Okay. That's what this paper says. So. All right. All right. This is nothing for Katie Katie controls. The question Katie, you know, basil Rathbone was nominated for best supporting actor Oscar and his work for what in what nineteen thirty eight film stalled this by looking at over yesterday. Well I didn't get it yesterday. I got it this morning just before we went on the air. I'd like to start getting them the day before best supporting. Yes, best, supporting actor for his work in nineteen thirty eight film was at a if I were king, be Romeo, and Juliet or see the adventures of Robin. Be incorrect Romeo, and Juliet was not one ro Robin Hood. No. Correct. If I were king. Gina controls. It's still wanted nothing. Katie. Gina in nineteen forty six. Many years before you were born as Rathbone of period in as Sherlock Holmes in a feature film, for the last okay the last time. What movie was it wasn't a the adventures of Sherlock Holmes? Be the hound of the Baskervilles are seed dressed to kill incorrect. Katie. If you get this correct, I'm just going to throw the game right to you. The. She said she said see.
"basil rathbone" Discussed on Eli Roth's History of Horror: Uncut
"We all get mad at you. You like Dan O'Bannon and return of the living dead. But I think one of the reasons why Dracula has persisted for so long as opposed to the Frankenstein, monster as opposed to the Wolfman, or the mummy was he was a character. He was a genuine character. Now, the Frankenstein monster could be played as a character in Boris Karloff did play him as a character. And there's been other versions that have done that Michael Sarazen in the Frankenstein. The true story TV movie, was pretty good, actually, I'm not even Michael. Sarah's and family. It was actually pretty good in that. And there's been ever the things on it, and oddly enough again, bringing up marvel comics, again, they did in the seventies, a Frankenstein, monster comic book that actually gave him the voice that he has in the Shelley, and it's actually very interesting to redesign, log in that it's pretty good comic actually. But my feeling is if they were making a new Dracula movie tomorrow. And if somebody were to say, oh, God another one of they're going to stop that as far as. I'm concerned as long as you have a good actor playing Dracula, you can make a Dracula movie every year. All right. It's just a cool character for the right. Actor to play an interesting thing like the first time I ever saw Dracula in a movie was Bela. Lugosi himself, playing Dracula, and Evan Castillo meet Frankenstein as the last time he ever played it. And the only time we ever played it other than the brownie movie, but it was interesting because we'd watch movie on, like the three thirty early movie on Saturday, which is when something like that would've air. I remember the Saturday afternoon was for Godzilla and then whatever months move it could play on television. Exactly. Okay. That we return you to Lucas fellow long JD junior and the Bill goes say. Amicus elevate. Frankenstein. I didn't know Bela Lugosi was the name of a man, I thought all the horror, film monsters, and all the actors worked as a team. And the name of team was Bela Lugosi, which makes perfect fence, we know. Yeah, exactly. It's like. Title and was a person. To me, it was it was closer to like the Justice league of America are all together. We're called the battle of the goski. So funny and it was only by stepdad's. I know. That's, that's a guy. That's the guy plays Dracula. Oh, really? Yes. And not only that Clinton when he was buried. He was buried in his Dracula Cape. No king. Yes. Yeah. Frankenstein was definitely my favorite 'cause he would be the ones that I'd have nightmares about something. My father goes out and has wrestled with him. Yeah. I can say was big any through kids down wells. Yeah. Yeah. Dracula's charming and seem very interested in the girls. And then when I wasn't really threatened by Dracula's, a kid wasn't for sure. No Frankenstein will kill anything that gets in his path. Not really understanding. Not only that I had that I had that record album that Boris, Karloff narrated that was kind of the greatest of universal horror that came out. And then like in the early seventies. And so it has all these clips sound clips from the universal whore as Boris Karloff kind of takes you through it all. And then the one clip that was truly terrifying. Even more terrifying than when I saw it in the movie was, I think it's in son of Frankenstein. Basically, the part that I think is Albert Dekker, played him in the movie, but he was the part that Kenneth Mars parodied in young Frankenstein, the guy with the metal arm, and he tells the story of how he got his medal arm. And he's talking to the, like the little boy of basil Rathbone Frankenstein's grandfather, so is the child Nomo then Sunday, the monster was rampaging the countryside. Kennedy meaning terrorism Monday, broke into our house. I never did know that the Frankenstein. Moscow was just bursting rampage where you're. Rustic ring families through my father across the room, then he grabbed me by the all it's quite a sound sound of your own on being ripped out by the roots horrifying horrifying now. Just repeating it. A young child. Member. There is the whole thing. And send a Frankenstein, where they're like two year old son, and the mon- in Frankenstein is putting his big foot on them as holding him in place. I remember when, when those hammer movies came out like to me, those monsters were all black and white because I guess I saw those first. And then I when I was a little bit older. I started watching the hammer films and the girls were beautiful girls. I'd ever seen, and I'd never seen blood, like real real, colorful, blood. Well, here's the thing is because the name oh, Dracula, Frankenstein was such, you know, there was like Batman. All right. It was like, you know, these pop culture words at got me excited so around that time was when they actually started showing the hammer horror films started getting played on television, because most of them were released by one or seven arts. So they were actually getting played at night on the networks. The Dracula ones, I liked. I'm sure for the most part, I found the boring for me as a kid, it took too long to get to the good stuff to get to the good stuff, but I do very much. Remember the end of. The first one horror of Dracula, where there's a light beam the beam of light coming in through the shaft, and he takes the two candlesticks, and when he gets in there, and he dissolved, what that was awesome that amazing. And then I remembered, the ends of them, remember brides jockey, LA, my stepfather, really liked that movie a lot and the one where there's the windmill and Peter Cushing hangs on the blade of the women till the windmill turns into a cross itself. You know, that was the thing I was so excited when Frankenstein must be destroyed was going to air on television. I was so excited to see that all this is going to be great to me. Frank Stein had to look like the universal Frankenstein or there wasn't Franken. It wasn't Frank. No without the bulk. Right. Yeah. And then all of a sudden it's like this Wimpy ball guy playing the monster. And I was just not into it. I could see my parents were really getting into it. But I hate it. I thought I know Dracula stink count what? It's your now I love. That movie. That might be my favorite hammer film of all time is Frankenstein must be destroyed. And actually, I now prefer the hammer Frankenstein series to the hammer Dracula series really well, but one, there's a couple of reasons one because Terence Fisher did more of them and to me, it's either terrorist Fisher or it's nowhere. But also, I'd like the concept that they had because they couldn't use the Jack Pierce makeup design that universal loaned. And even they knew that was the problem. Then what they did was they turned Dr Frankenstein into the monster. And the real Frankenstein monster was up. Pathetic creature creature didn't ask for any of this and is very confused, and has the most heartless father, he could possibly have, and you felt sorry for the monster, and you pity the monster and you were just appalled by how truly inhuman and monstrous, the actual human ones. Do you remember the terror of watching Salem slot on television as a kid? Did you watch it when it was? First broadcast. I remember. I remember when it was first broadcast. No, I was actually. Unfortunately or fortunately, I just gotten into doing theater at that time. So that actually literally was on our rehearsal days, and it was driving me crazy recorded couldn't see the Salem blot mini series, but I did pick up the laser disc of it, which wasn't on video. It was the European cut of TV movie. But on laser this, it was the whole four hour miniseries, Stephen King, because I interviewed king about that. And he was talking about how Dracula was so handsome, and romantic into him vampires were always like disgusting. And the awful like creatures from the dead. And you You know, know. part of what he did in Salem slot was to bring it back to that. I love the vampire makeup industrial dawn, we you acting in that movie being in that makeup. That was that for me was one of the coolest reinventions every now and then they'll be like a full reinvented twist on the John Ryan writing that being into that was that something you wanted to do to bring it back to that hardcore vampire interesting because Robert Kertzman, who was the K of Cain. Be makeup effects came up with the original treatment of it. And I read it, and I think I fleshed it out more, but his empires did kind of point in this weird direction that I'd never quite seen before for vampires, they could turn human. I'm not to. They could take on the shapes of humans like they do in The Danny trae. Oh, character this Tenneco pandemonium character? But their true selves where these bat like creatures. And so we kept going with that, I kept pushing that. That. And then Cain beat kept pushing that in the makeup and Robert kept thinking, it was a good enough idea to keep going with it that they were very Rogan chal their basis. Nece was of a creature, like a weird mix of a rat, and a weird mix of a bat, and that's who they truly were. And I'm sure they don't even turn into Salma Hayek, and they don't even turn into Danny trae. Oh, that's just some weird mass hypnosis that they can do to people that they can do to people. It might seem sexy that I'm sucking summa high ex toes, but I'm actually sucking the toes of creature, right? I just don't know it. She's control. My senses, the time, it seems great at the time I was a massive noticed, but there was this aspect about them that we started coming up with their own. Okay. Well, since this is basically kind of turning them into rats. I mean literally to the point that when one of them, I think it's the types of anyone sex machine, actually turns into an actual rat. All right. So that just shows you where no rat with the tail and everything since that was our idea. Part of the fun part about that is okay. So they're like bats living in a cave or a colony of rats living under a house. So I came up with a few of their things that would be specific to these creatures. One was okay. Yeah. They could definitely be killed by a wooden stake to the heart. That's still worked, their blood was green. And the reason I made their blood green is because I knew there'd be vampire blood all over the place and it would be the color red in. That would get you an are but or impotently an NC seventeen. Yeah. Seventeen so if we made the vampire blood green, you could spray it all, spray, it all over the place, and then the wouldn't be so freaked out by that. And that ended up actually working nineties was very restrictive time. Yeah, it was very respectful. You look at now. It's like you can't believe that was an issue. But in the mid nineties, that was like a period of. Yeah, we were we were trying to not get NC seventeen. We weren't trying to get it on. We were holding our but that actually even gave way to one of the better shots in the piece. When I stab Danny trae. Oh in the hand. And then Juliette Lewis turns around and sees that the blood dripping off the blade is green. Oh, what's up with that? And then all hell breaks loose. So that ended up being thing. But then I ended one more thing to it. They could be spiked and state but once they died, it was the situation and when they did the series, they didn't follow through on this, and it's too bad because I think it was one of the. Things that was like the coolest mythology that we created was once officially were dead, then there was like a Beato one, two, three and. They exploded. I mean it was more like they flamed out. And then they were just ashes. And the reason I thought that was an interesting thing was because a big fight big massive battle Vietnam battle has happened in this bar. So there's alcohol all over the place. So they do that to one of the vampires and now now the places burning down on the bats are outside trying to get in. So to me, it was like a situation. And again, in all these alien sequels, they keep ignoring the fact, they don't ignore the fact that the aliens blood is acid is asset and can eat through things. It's just never a plot point anymore. Was veep pointy old point of the couldn't just kill because, now you're ship gonna explode..
"basil rathbone" Discussed on WGN Radio
"A few days later message came to chip Shen Hamedani vein claimed to the stone is one stolen Stanley family ago. You expert house we ran into into homes and then kept it with him. Thing. I'm sure that's not the end of his Hentschel. I vote until my attack became bitty dishes. And subjective investigate the credentials of the expert examine examined stone. I think I can finish the story oil supposed expert was substituted. The pace of the real one Dr imitation. No trick. Of course. You haven't been able to find any trace of supposed expert? Timothy I gave a description to the police J take paid time. The reminded him of Comey could hit many years ago at the university confected magnetic, he couldn't think of it name when we play if you go he was reminded of it. The name was Mary. Eighteen. The. Shedded some weeks. Still in the ruby Mr Holmes? Why don't they leave me alone? That represents a fascinating problem and one that I should be most happy to help you. Aw. Again, tech play. But not yet. Let's meet in the act. Oh. Well, the answer at the beginning of this broadcast said it was basil basil Rathbone, right? So we cleared that mystery up, right? Says not yet solve the mystery of the purloined.
"basil rathbone" Discussed on WGN Radio
"It sounds like a lot of fun. It's supposed to be a great show. Thank you. Thank you did a great job. Right. That's so great. A role though, did and should be worth to. Yeah. You cannot get what happens. You got a little overcome doubts like some raising. That's that wasn't the bad. Maybe next week. You can try again talent a row. Yeah. But that was twelve for chunky. I know you didn't win. I'm so sorry. I was all by that for you. Well, you know, it's probably better off. I can't I really shouldn't be eating chunky just the name alive nutrisystem. And then then I'm eating junk anything called chunky. Just doesn't have a good connotation. Well, because I am chunky. Hey, I'm just saying if you're watching away the last thing you want to eat something called chunky. Yeah. Feel right to me. I'm on a seafood diet. Right. I got that all the food. I see. That's an old one. That's about as old as. Now, it's probably even older than that. All right. Well, all right. Well, that was that was that was disappointed successful for she's saved five bucks. Because that's what what does set you back five bucks. I was willing to take the plunge for you. Thanks. I appreciate it. All right, basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce were starring as Sherlock Holmes in the movies. And they also decided, hey, let's play these characters on the radio too. I mean radio doesn't take that long. It doesn't take as long as a movie to do. That's for sure. So they were cast, and it was very popular radio series. Lots of actors played the roles of Sherlock, Holmes and Watson over the years. But nobody was probably better at it than Nigel, Bruce and basil Rathbone. So this is a broadcast from may seventh nineteen forty five. Call the purloined at ruby. Here's part one of the adventures of Sherlock, Holmes pet rewind brings you. Bone Nigel, Bruce and the new adventures of Sherlock, Holmes. The Petrich analii the family that took time to bring you. Good wine. Invite you to listen to Dr Watson tell about another exciting adventure shared with his own. That math detective Sherlock, Holmes. Visit all Dr what's..
"basil rathbone" Discussed on AM 970 The Answer
"Vance was very popular in books on radio and in the movies. He was a stylish highly intelligent cultured private investigator sort of the Americanized Sherlock, Holmes. If you would and he worked out of New York City now in the mood. Movies William Powell, Warren Williams and basil Rathbone played Filo Vance on radio he was played by Jose Ferrer and checks and back now the syndicated series star Jax back, and that's what we have for you right now this broadcast from June twenty eighth nineteen forty nine is called the motor murder case. Here's Jackson back in part one now of Filo Vance detective. Bottle up service race. Well. Come on over here late in the if you went from air even does still take him when I get my own. Didn't want to be racing driver except. I don't crack up. I don't go to fetch a chick. Just a mechanic. Look, I'm not trying to run your life. Tony you're happy here in the pit. Okay. So you're happy. Hey that goes number eight out after catching them. Stretch. See they tried to push through the fence..
"basil rathbone" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Orlando. All right. Number three. Carol Burnett is the godmother of Julie Andrews daughter is that real ridiculous real real. Lisa sneaky. I'm gonna say real also I'm gonna go with JEM, Tim. You are right. It is real right? Isn't that? Crazy. I think I'm Carol Burnett and Julie ashes are best friends saw that came bar. You are a winner. Jim you have won the twilight zone four CD set. It is hosted by Stacy Keach. And it is wonderful. I love the twilight. So as I used to enjoy because you are in the trial. I used to watch the television sales. Religiously I do appreciate listening to the radio of the audio CDs. So hope you enjoy them. Thank you very much. Playing. All right. Jim got two out of three. Right. Guess what? Lisa. You did a good job that reality three is unheard of. I know I can't even believe I you know, what I should just quit now. Well, we've got two more to look forward to you tonight. That's true. All right. All right now, it's time for Filo Vance detective this was a series created by s s van dine Filo. Vance was a very popular detective character. Lisa. Was in books movies radio. I'm not sure if there was ever a television series, but definitely books and movies and radio. He was a stylish highly intelligent cultured private investigator. He was sort of an Americanized Sherlock, Holmes. Right. And he would solve cases too tough for police. He worked on a New York. Now the movies starred William Powell Warren, William and basil Rathbone or do you say basil Rathbone, see their basil or basil? It's definitely one of the it's one of the two. Do you think it is? I think it's basil. I think it's like it's like how the the urbi herb basil. I think, but it could be don't look it up and let you know, all right on radio Jose Ferrer and Jackson back played Filo Vance and his secretary Ellen daring was played by Joan Alexander. We have a Jackson back. Episode for you. Remember, I told you the story when I met Jackson back many many years ago, and I said, Mr. back could I interview you I had a DAT machine. And he said cherry, you know, whatever. And then he said, I want to show you something any opened his wallet. And he took out his after card. It wasn't wasn't afra- after it was didn't have the television as part of it. It was afra-. Not after you made. It was it was after after. Yes. It was an African. Right. And he was number two. He was the second person that joined it's crazy. Yeah. And I was like he was very proud of that. He was like look at my number here. Number two. Aren't you gonna listen to a Filo Vance episode now from April fourth nineteen fifty this is called the mimic murder case part one of Filo Vance. Thank you. Thank you. Ladies and gentlemen, the knowledge off to the alley. How's that Mr. pain? Anybody can do that. Let's hear something else. Look, Mr. pain. I can imitate anybody anybody at all you just say who you want. I can imitate him. I've been doing this kind of thing in nightclubs for years. How about that? Meek. Little. Hello. What's his name? Oh, you mean, the fellow talk something like this? All I ask for judge deliver patient, quiet. It's not the big, no. Crabby online. The burgeoning beach house. Then I want you to listen to something I have here on a record play. And if you want me to do some guy, I know made a speech on the radio tonight. I recorded it. Okay. Let's here. I want to play part of it back to you. I listen. Only.
"basil rathbone" Discussed on Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast
"I got set back this year two years ago, or maybe theory. Hey, Mr. cabinet young adult book like. Like. Can you help me with who? A c who the Marx brothers? And who is Johnny? Carson that hurt that hurt. It. Sure does. Course he'd been off for twenty five, but again, the aforementioned Mr. Woody Allen talk about once Kevin when we were young. We knew our Benchley or Thurber Kaufman. Are Marx brothers are fields? And they were way before of course. Gilbert tonight, anything ahead of your birth is out of fashion. Yeah. I don't understand that at all. I spoke to some guy recently who had no idea who David Letterman was well, Johnny Carson, David Letterman. It's scary though, we g new talk show. Yeah. Voice. So Bessul rest was from where again, shafir IKA. Yeah. That show weird. British colony out there. I came across recently show Basham wrath bounce and African American. That's probably why we hit it off. We had a say. We were talking before we turn the mic on about how it's an impossible impression to do basil Rathbone. But and then Gilbert you offered that Nigel Bruce was easy to do that. I heard when they were doing the Sherlock Holmes radio show, basil Rathbone, of course, played Sherlock Holmes on the radio, and sometimes vassal Rathbone would imitate Nigel Bruce. So Nigel Bruce wouldn't even have to show up. He could do his. With doing nights. Let's hear your Nigel Brusco. Hey, sure. Good. Say something to me is homes as much as you can. Found the fingerprints here really homes. Doing nigel..
"basil rathbone" Discussed on Classic Movie Musts
"Now, it's time for our buzz from the back lot segments and this week. We've got tension between star and director Errol Flynn was not happy. When Michael critise was assigned to the film as he didn't care for critise dictatorial methods and the two clashed often while filming the charge of the light brigade in nineteen thirty six especially over what he an avid horseman saw as critise indifference to the injuries and deaths of many of the horses used in the film. Also, probably didn't help that Errol Flynn was married to critise his former wife lily Dhamija, James Cagney was the studio's original choice for Robin Hood. However when Cagney walked off set the film's producer Hal Wallis made the decision to cast aero Flynn instead against the studios wishes. It was also Wallace's decision to keep made Marian. When the original script writer wanted to dump her character from the script together. Wallace felt Marian was an indispensable fixture of robinhood advice. After the, sir. Joseph oak called the gallows oak in the film where Robin Hood forms his outlaw band was supposedly the largest living oak tree in the world. At the time of filming in nineteen thirty seven the rock that aero Flint stands on in front of the tree is a prop. And the oak was felled by lightning in nineteen seventy nine and only then was it discovered that it was actually two oak. Trees estimated to be one hundred twenty five years old that had fused together over time. And while we're talking about plant life, although shot in California, indigenous English plants were added, and the grass was painted to give a greener more English look to the background while filming Robin hoods escape from the castle. Basil Rathbone was knocked down and trampled by extras causing a spear wound in his right foot that required eight stitches to close out the stunt players. Also were heavy padding underneath steel breastplate over. Laid with some balsa wood to absorb the impact of the arrows. Also Ouch sword. Master Fred Cavins who staged the duals, and captain blood and nineteen thirty five was assigned to make the fight scenes, exciting Cavins believe that dual should be magnified and exaggerated for effect. His approach was to create a routine that was choreographed like a dance with counts and phrases, basil Rathbone was already impressive fencer. So aero Flint trained with Cavins though. Many sources say Flint was less than dedicated to the task and relied more on his innate athletic ability in this area. Liberties were also taken with history, although broad swords that would have been typical for the area were used, but designed as lighter and more manageable replicas the fight scenes Inc. Fencing techniques that would not have actually been developed until decades later when the adventures of Robin Hood was screened for preview audiences the preview audiences reaction was so positive that. The film was released without any alterations to the plot whatsoever. And the film was also so successful that a sequel was commissioned. However, the US government wanted to restrict the amount of money invested in filmmaking at that point in anticipation of joining World War Two. So it was delayed by nineteen Forty-five. When the war was over the project was scrapped because Livia Havilland and Claude rains or no longer employed. At Warner Brothers Howard hill who is listed in the credits. As captain of the archers also played Elwin, the Welshman in the archery contest hill, actually made the shot where we see one arrow split another. And he did all the shots which required hitting human targets. He also worked closely with the sound department to produce the distinctive arrow sounds by using specially made EROs I mentioned in our feature presentation that beautiful cinematography using three strip technicolor while the production used all eleven of the technicolor cameras in existence in nineteen. Thirty eight and they all had to be returned to technicolor at the end of each day's filming. Lastly at the time of release Robin Hood was the most expensive film ever made by Warner Brothers. Jack, Warner approved the initial budget of one point six million, though, the budgets swelled to over two million. Luckily, the film ended up being a tremendous success and the highest grossing Warner Brothers film that year..
"basil rathbone" Discussed on Classic Movie Musts
"Establish the narrative world and the characters motivations needless to say, given the reliance Hollywood placed on the. Montage sequence in the many decades since these early editing. Techniques had timeless power as I mentioned earlier. William keely was hired as the original director for the film, and it wasn't until eight weeks in the keely was removed in favor of Michael critise. The studio felt key lease direction was too light hearted and felt the action sequences needed to be bolstered to provide more tension and excitement critise specifically reshot sequences using more camera movement in conjunction with physical movement of the actors, not least of which is the final fight scene in the castle the moment where critise choreographs Errol Flynn and basil Rathbone to move offscreen only to be replaced by their fighting shadows. On the wall is a deft piece of filmmaking that book ends layered Meson Sen. with dynamic editing. Critise not only doubles the sense of movement by utilizing physical movement camera work to the fullest. He then further enhances the dynamism with very. Editing techniques choreographed Meson Sen. as well as layered sound and musical designed propelling. The adventures of Robin Hood to become the timeless action adventure film. We know and love the adventures of Robin Hood was nominated for four Academy Awards winning three. It won the Academy Awards for best art direction best film editing. Best original score. And it was nominated for best picture..
"basil rathbone" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Welcome back. Everybody. Nick Gilio here. Seven twenty WGN. We're live in the AllState skyline studios here. Downtown chicago. We're here until five AM Steve Grzanich. She has the opening bell five in the Steve Cochran at six for your Friday morning drive. And it is Friday, which means all the regular features are coming up straight out of context. Not show spies. You big dummy where we climb up the mountain to crown we begin our our climb up the mountain to crown dummy of the year for two thousand eighteen and James Friday all coming up also author. Jonathan Jackson is gonna join us to talk about his book the making of slapshot of which I am hosting a screening on Tuesday night. All right right now. Welcome back to the show residents. Sherlock, Holmes expert Bobadilla who is not only an expert now Sherlock Holmes and a writer, but he is also a screenwriter. And and we you know, we thought with the release of Holmes and Watson, we can talk about other humorous takes on Sherlock, Holmes and other things. So let's welcome back to the shell. Bob. Happy new year. Happy new year. Nick, thanks for having me back. Welcome back. So just remind everybody how you got involved. You know, how the whole Sherlock Holmes thing happened to you. When I was a kid. I was in involved in reading almost a kid mysteries. The hardy boys, Nancy, drew. Cyclope Brown, and especially the three investigators are my favorites. And then I got involved with the wish Sherlock Holmes when I was about twelve and that really took off although I was a fan of the the basil Rathbone series prior to actually reading the the Doyle story, right? So so I knew of Sherlock Holmes and had seen a couple of things, and especially the the basil Rathbone stuff. That's how I got interested in. I started with the adventures of Sherlock Holmes and picked up other copies of the the reprints in and around the about the same time. The seven percent solution was published and that started kind of a rejuvenation of Sherlock Holmes. So I came in at pretty much like the exact correct time to to see a resurgence and and. And then start my collection. Now, as far as what tell tell me about collection grows year after year, tell me where it's at right now right now, I am I surpassed thirteen hundred bucks. And I believe when I when I first appeared on your show, I was somewhere around eight hundred zero over the last decade, or so it's been expect an explosive time because we we started with the Robert Downey junior film. And which I know you didn't like but that led to. Sherlock on the BBC, then really got things going. So of course, in elementary elementary on CBS is also a big which by the way has also seen a resurgence their their summer. Release was supposed to be about fifteen sixteen episodes. They increased it to twenty two and it was the highest rated since its first season. Wow. Now, they've got a seven season coming up. Okay. Well, that's good. That's cool. People who like that. I think that show is pretty cool. I think so too. Yeah. I like the casting of it. And I think it's clever, and and and I think they do a good job with it. Before we get to the comedy aspects of homes in honor of the release of Holmes and Watson. Right. What are you know, remind everybody as far as the movies go. What do you think are the best Sherlock Holmes movies? The ones that kind of that represent. Doyle's voice in the books. I would have to go back to basil. Rathbone in of the Baskervilles. I think that's probably one of the best takes ever based on the original stories, and it looks good. You you've got even. Doc watson. Although he's he's played later. You know nightclubbers is played plays them later kinda for laughs. Yeah. He he's really good in in the first sell out of the Baskervilles. So you have that. And you have the the brilliant basil rat looks the part and at and you'd swear. But he was born to play that character. Yeah. That's. And that's when I think of Sherlock when I think of Sherlock, Holmes. I immediately think of basil Rathbone that's the first act. Yeah. And then second, of course, I think the two of us agree on is Peter Cushing. Yes homes. He he does an excellent job as Sherlock Holmes. My favorite has always been Jeremy Brett for the. Portrayal of the original character, you know, that the kind of character, but I do like Benedict Cumberbatch lot. Yeah. And but recent recent years, we we had Mr Holmes which was. In macallan. Yeah. How you say? Yeah. As a as an elderly Sherlock, Holmes, right? That movie is it's it's beautiful to watch absolutely beautiful not much of a mystery. 'cause you're basically looking at a character study of Sherlock, Holmes? And it's it's my top favorite film, which if I would just take all take all the films together by top favorite would be Mr Holmes followed by without a clue the comedy with. Michael, Ben Kingsley. Michael Sherlock, Holmes? Was we're gonna talk about that in a little bit more detail as part of the, you know, the comedy aspect of how that was handled the now in general though, but Bob, you're a big mystery fan anyway. Yes. Because we talked about the Agatha Christie stuff. And and you know, we we had John when the remake of murder murderer the Orient Express came out. And we talked about that. Have you always been you just said you were a kid? What's what is it about mysteries that that you like so much? Do you try solve them while you're yeah. I like to try and solve them. My my wife isn't a big fan of of that. When I when I do that kind of thing because I do guess the endings a lot. But I I don't see that as a detriment to you know, reading a mystery. I like to I like to engage my mind. Even even if something is not a mystery. I do try to see what might be coming ahead. And if I'm taken completely by surprise great. Yeah. And if I if I'm not then I'm proud of myself for figuring it out. Yeah. It keeps me sharp. And it keeps me engaged. And then that's one of the reasons why I do like mysteries a lot, especially you. And I talked about before when they're done fairly. I read a number that were that were completely unfair. No clues provided. You know, I read a book recently, I won't even give the title. But you don't know anything about a certain incident until after the bad guy is caught. And then they explain it then. Yeah. And I thought no that's not fair. You don't do that. In a in a mystery, you tell us the clues ahead of time. And then we write surprised we didn't get it. Or were surprised? We did get it. Yeah. But at least provide the affair, and I told you about this before Bob there was a movie called the bedroom window, which was directed by the late great Curtis Hanson. And it's really it's it's a good film. I still recommend it very much. But it's about a guy who witnesses who claims to have witnessed something that happens outside and in space played by Steve Gutenberg in during the trial segment of the of the film. They put him on on the stand and they're interrogating him. And they asked him to describe what he saw and how far away was it and all that stuff. And then they tell him. Before they're going to do the test to see if he can see from as far away as he says he can identify something from his far away. He says he was looking out the window. And then before they do that, they say, okay, remove your contact lenses, and at no point in the movie, do you know that he has contact lenses, and even if they had like a subtle shot of like him in the bathroom or something, and you can see the contact lenses on the sink or or a pair of glasses or something like that to at least provide that information to the audience, and then you can go back and go away a minute. He had contact lenses on the sink. You forget about that. But just to pull that out and go. Yeah, he's wearing contact lenses. So here we go that that made me angry. Yeah. I don't like those those kinds of things either. And I also don't like when they place a clue. So prominent that you can't help but see it. Yeah. Sometimes I just read a book recently where a guy puts an item in his pocket, and it's so blatant that, you know, even though it happens about like three quarters of the way in you know, that that's gonna play in at the end of the story. And you you see the whole end of the story coming. Yeah. That's. That's I mean, it's okay, I suppose, but it was just so blatant. I thought that was poorly placed clue Bob hang on. Okay. Dan is with us. And he is our resident Sherlock Holmes expert. We're going to take a break when we come back. We're gonna talk about Holmes and Watson, which is the new comedy that stars will Ferrell and John C Reilly. And then we're going to talk about other comedy versions of Sherlock, Holmes. And there have been more than you think and Bob will jump into and tell you what he thinks as well. And we'll both review Holmes and Watson that's coming up. If you guys want to jump in. And anytime you're Sherlock Holmes fan of mystery fan. If you saw Holmes and Watson, I doubt you did. Because no one's going to see it. But if you have a favorite sort of comedy Sherlock, Holmes, take we would love to hear from you at three one two nine eight one seven two hundred talk and text three one two nine eight one seven two hundred and we'll return after.