Basil Rathbone's
Appearances on Television
Video Clips (page 1)

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Basil Rathbone in "The General's Boots," Part One

from an episode of Schlitz Playhouse of Stars, 1954
 
Basil Rathbone in "The General's Boots," Part Two

 
Basil appeared on the game show "I've Got a Secret" on Christmas Day, 1952:

 
Here's an episode from the game show The Name's the Same (1954):

Basil appeared on the panel with Bess Myerson, Gene Rayburn, and Joan Alexander
   
   
A clip from "Affair in Sumatra" (1956):

Rathbone played a drunken plantation overseer.
A clip  from "The Stingiest Man in Town" (1956):

Rathbone played Scrooge in this musical version of Dickens' "A Christmas Carol"

 
  Basil Rathbone as the chief inquisitor in "The Lark" (Hallmark Hall of Fame, NBC) with Julie Harris, Eli Wallach and Boris Karloff, 10 February 1957

 

Watch "The Lark" in the player above, or download it from archive.org.

   
Here's a clip from a 1959 television program called "I, the Leader":

Basil Rathbone plays the leader of a gang of jewel thieves. In this clip he introduces his gang of thieves.
Rathbone in "Dead Man's Coat," a 1951 episode of Lights Out:

 
   

Here are four clips from the two-part episode of Dr. Kildare ("Perfect Is Too Hard to Be" and "Duet for One Hand"), broadcast on December 27 and 28, 1965. Rathbone plays Frederick Foray, a concert pianist who has Parkinson's disease.


In this clip Foray asks Dr. Gillespie (Raymond Massey) for help.
 

In this clip Foray meets Dr. Martell (played by Susan Oliver)

In this clip Foray "plays games" and undergoes testing.

In this clip Foray undergoes brain surgery. Here's an opportunity to see what a bald Basil Rathbone looks like.
   
See more video clips on Page 2

 

 

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All original content is Marcia Jessen, 2014