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Richard Basehart

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Also Known As: Died: September 17, 1984
Born: August 31, 1914 Cause of Death: succession of strokes
Birth Place: Zanesville, Ohio, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Bix (1981) as Narration
Marilyn: The Untold Story (1980) as Johnny Hyde
Norman Mailer's book on Marilyn Monroe was the basis of this second Marilyn TV movie, covering the legendary actress right up to the time of her death, in contrast to the earlier film, based on Garson Kanin's account, that ended just as she reached stardom. Catherine Hicks won an Emmy Award nominati
Being There (1979) as Vladimir Skrapinov
Political pundits mistake an illiterate gardener for a media genius and turn him into a national hero.
The Great Bank Hoax (1977) as Emanuel
Small town bankers try to cover up a missing $100,000 from the bank examiner.
Island Of Dr. Moreau, The (1977) as Law Sayer
A ship-wrecked man floats ashore on an island in the Pacific Ocean. The island is inhabited by a scientist, Dr. Moreau, who in an experiment has turned beasts into human beings.
Stonestreet: Who Killed the Centerfold Model? (1977) as Elliot Osborn
A movie pilot about a female private eye who goes undercover as a porno actress to unravel the case of a prominent industrialist's missing daughter.
Flood! (1976) as John Cutler
Irwin Allen''s first made-for-TV disaster movie follows the course charted by its wide-screen big brothers, only this time it''s a small town about to be devastated by a flood when a faulty dam bursts. At a reported cost of $2.5 million, this was, according to network publicity, the most expensive film made to that time for television. A companion Irwin Allen movie called "Fire" was aired several weeks later, and then each was trimmed to ninety minutes and rerun as a TV double bill subsequently. This movie''s formal title was "Irwin Allen''s Production of ''Flood''."
21 Hours At Munich (1976) as Chancellor Willy Brandt
A dramatization of the events surrounding the 1972 Olympics massacre when eight Arab terrorists killed eleven Israeli athletes. A well-made, thoughtful film that had the dubious distinction of premiering opposite the initial TV showing of "Gone With the Wind," gathering virtually no audience, but re
Time Travelers (1976) as Dr Joshua P Henderson
A pilot movie in which Irwin Allen, recycling his earlier hit series "The Time Tunnel," has a young doctor and a research scientist, in search of a cure for a deadly epidemic, being whisked back through time to Chicago in 1871 on the eve of the great Chicago fire hoping to find the physician who the
Terror of Dr. Chancey, The (1975) as Dr Leonard Chaney
An insane surgeon finds himself up to his armpits in eyeballs after guilt prompts him to begin removing the eyes of abducted people in hopes of performing transplants on his daughter who lost her own in a car-accident he caused.
Valley Forge (1975) as General George Washington
The drama, based on Maxwell Anderson's 1934 play, vividly depicts George Washington's efforts to hold together his poorly-fed and ill-equipped army during the harsh winter of 1777-78.
Maneater (1973) as Carl Brenner
Two city couples on a camping trip become the prey for a pair of hungry tigers set on them by a mad animal trainer, in this film not only written by Vince Edwards but marking his TV-movie directorial debut.
...And Millions Will Die! (1973)
A mentally disturbed man tries to extort millions of dollars by threatening to kill the citizens of Hong Kong with nerve gas. The plan is fully in place when the man dies, before anyone can learn the location of the lethal gas, or when it will be released. A scientist rushes against time to find the
Chato's Land (1972) as Nye Buell
An Apache half-breed on the run turns against his pursuers when they assault his wife.
Rage (1972) as Dr. [Roy] Cardwell
When government chemical tests kill his son, a rancher vows revenge.
Bounty Man, The (1972) as Angus Keough
A bounty hunter in the Old West and his long-time rival are both after the reward for a young killer -- dead or alive -- but find themselves menaced by the outlaw's gang of cut-throats.
Assignment: Munich (1972) as Major Bernard Caldwell; Jake'S Superior
The story of Jake Webster, a U.S. government undercover agent for the Internal Central Bureau, who operates in Munich, Germany, under the guise of a bar and grill owner. Webster seeks to help Cathy Lange, a beautiful girl who is being pursued by three men seeking $500,000, money stolen by her father, who was killed before he could reveal its location to his three accomplices.
Death of Me Yet, The (1971) as Robert Barnes
A small-town newspaper editor, a pillar of his community, discovers that his hidden past has caught up with him and an Iron Curtain agent who knew him in his other life has been sent to kill him.
City Beneath The Sea (1971) as President
Presumably intended as a follow-up to his successful "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea" TV series, this elaborate Irwin Allen pilot has a group of 21st-century colonists inhabiting earth's first underwater city, called Pacifica, and pitting the predictable good guys against various alien forces. In i
Birdmen, The (1971) as Schiller
A group of allied POWs held by the Germans plot an unusual breakout from an impregnable medieval castle. They plan to escape by glider and soar into Switzerland. Subsequently titled: "Escape of the Birdmen."
Rise and Fall of the Third Reich (1968)
Archival footage and interviews trace the course of Hitler''''s Germany.
The Satan Bug (1965) as Dr. Hoffman/Ainsley
A mad millionaire bribes a scientist to steal a deadly virus.
Four Days in November (1964) as Narrator
The nation responds with shock and sorrow when President John F. Kennedy is assassinated.
Kings of the Sun (1963) as Ah Min
A Mayan tribe emigrates northward but has to fight off Native Americans.
Il bidone (1962) as Picasso
A trio of swindlers roam the countryside with schemes to bilk poor people out of their money, their most famous of which is disguising themselves as priests. Eventually, they go their own ways, team up again, but one thief in particular can't resist the priest scheme one more time and this time, believed to be the real thing, he is called upon to help a sick girl. Now, he risks blowing his cover.
Hitler (1962) as Adolf Hitler
Impotence and an Oedipus complex haunt the dictator as he sets out to conquer the world.
The Savage Guns (1962) as Steve Fallon
Mexican bandits threaten the local ranchers.
Passport to China (1961) as Don Benton
Portrait in Black (1960) as Howard Mason
A woman and her lover kill her husband and are targeted by someone who knows of their crime.
Five Branded Women (1960) as Capt. Reinhardt
The Brothers Karamazov (1958) as Ivan Karamazov
In this adaptation of the Dostoevsky classic, four brothers fight to adjust to the death of their domineering father.
Time Limit (1957) as Maj. [Harry] Cargill
An officer is court-martialed under suspicion of collaborating with the North Koreans.
Finger Of Guilt (1956) as Reggie Wilson
Blackmail threatens an American filmmaker''''s attempts to rebuild his career in England.
Moby Dick (1956) as Ishmael
Epic adaptation of Herman Melville's classic about a vengeful sea captain out to catch the whale that maimed him.
Canyon Crossroads (1955) as Larry Kandell
A geology professor and his daughter go hunting for uranium in the modern West.
La Strada (1954) as Il Matto ("The Fool")
A traveling strongman buys a peasant girl to be his wife and co-star.
The Good Die Young (1954) as Joe
Four thieves think back on the problems that led them to a daring heist.
Titanic (1953) as George Healey
An unhappily married couple realize their problems seem minor when the ship hits an iceberg.
Decision Before Dawn (1951) as Lt. Dick Rennick
WWII is entering its last phase: Germany is in ruins, but does not yield. The US army lacks crucial knowledge about the German units operating on the opposite side of the Rhine, and decides to send two German prisoners to gather information. The scheme is risky: the Gestapo retains a terribly efficient network to identify and capture spies and deserters. Moreover, it is not clear that "Tiger", who does not mind any dirty work as long as the price is right, and war-weary "Happy", who might be easily betrayed by his feelings, are dependable agents. After Tiger and another American agent are successfully infiltrated, Happy is parachuted in Bavaria. His duty: find out the whereabouts of a powerful German armored unit moving towards the western front.
The House on Telegraph Hill (1951) as Alan Spender
A concentration camp survivor assumes a dead woman''''s identity but gets caught in a wealthy family''''s intrigues.
Fourteen Hours (1951) as Robert Cosick
A policeman tries to talk a desperate young man off the ledge of a New York skyscraper.
Outside the Wall (1950) as Larry Nelson
Roseanna McCoy (1949) as Mounts Hatfield
The Hatfield-McCoy feud heats up when one family''s daughter elopes with the other''s son.
The Black Book (1949) as Maximilien Robespierre
Opponents plot to bring down Robespierre during the French Revolution.
Tension (1949) as Warren Quimby [also known as Paul Southern]
A man who had planned to murder his wife's lover becomes the prime suspect when somebody beats him to it.
He Walked by Night (1948) as Davis Morgan
After killing a cop, a burglar fights to evade the police.
Cry Wolf (1947) as James Demarest
A woman uncovers deadly secrets when she visits her late husband's family.
Repeat Performance (1947) as William Williams, the poet
Sheila Page, a Broadway star, shoots Barney, her murderous husband on New Year's Eve. She flees her apartment and goes to her Producer, John Friday. When she arrives, it is New Year's day, a year earlier. She has been given the chance to live life over and correct the errors of the past only to find that the end will be the same although the path will be different.

Cast (special)

Egypt: Quest for Eternity (1982) as Narration
This National Geographic documentary explores one of the longest-lasting of all civilizations on earth. The focus is on the preservation of ancient treasures and the effect of the environment on present-day Egypt.
Judge, The (1963) as Judge Daniel Zachary
The experiences of Daniel Zachary, a newly appointed Supreme Court judge. In the pilot episode, broadcast as a segment of "The Dick Powell Show," Zachary locks horns with his former law partner over the prospect of commuting the death sentence for a convicted murderer.
Paradine Case, The (1962) as Arthur Keane
The story of a lawyer who falls in love with his client--a woman accused of murdering her husband.
For the Love of Mike (1960) as Father [Francis] Phelan
The story of Betty Stevens, the talented and pretty wife of a struggling young writer, and her attempts to supplement their small income by performing as a nightclub singer. In the pilot episode, Betty pretends to be single in an attempt to get a job with Emil Sinclair, a society bandleader who insi

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Masada (1981) as Narration
Peter O'Toole made his American TV acting debut as the Roman general leading the epic 1st-century siege of Masada, the mountain fortress where about 900 Jewish Zealots made a heroic stand against 5,000 Roman soldiers. Peter Strauss is the fiery leader of the freedom-fighting Zealots, and their confr

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Rebels, The (1979) as Duke Of Kent
Critical List, The (1978) as Matt Kinsella
Two two-hour pilot films are strung together here in which a hospital director in line for a federal cabinet post first finds that his private life may jeopardize the opportunity and then discovers himself in the middle of a scandal involving stolen federal health funds.

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