Bruce was seen in a number of classic films from the 1930's and the 1940's and usually as a bumbling and most of the time warm-hearted gentleman. What reaction did this book spark in you? All Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting? His Sherlock holmes voice Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? When Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce were chosen to play Holmes and Watson in the 1939 film The Hound of the Baskervilles, no one realized that they would be forever linked with the chracters of the great detective and his loyal friend. While many of the episodes from 1939 to mid 1945 are lost many surviving episodes from 1945-1946 are available and are some of the best of dramatic American radio in the history of radio detective dramas. This offered them the chance to sometimes bring in other characters to contribute to the story, and also gave Watson a chance to summarize or add additional titbits at the end. I have some of these stories on tape and the quality is outstanding. Made me so happy Any additional comments? His body was interred in a crypt in the Shrine of Memories Mausoleum at in.
Some commentaries have complained about the quality. Watson is noticeably less bumbling than in the films. It is easy to hear mistakes and more in these performances. Was this review helpful to you? What Sherlock Holmes old-time radio fan wouldn't want to have those shows in their collection! Basil rathbone who was my favourite Sherlock holmes What was one of the most memorable moments of The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: 60-Episode Set? Soon Rathbone and Bruce's performances as the Great Detective and his loyal companion would become very popular not only with the movie-going audience but with the radio listeners who heard their baffling and exciting adventures for eight years featuring these two superb actors. Boucher and his wife Phyllis White became friends with the Greens and when Denis needed another co-writer he thought of Boucher at once and he was brought on for the series. See the for more details and photos. Most episodes were written by the team of Dennis Green and Anthony Boucher; some early episodes were written by Green and Leslie Charteris.
I actually liked Harry Bartell as the Petri Wine guy! Leyton, The Tell Tale Pigeon Feathers and The Indiscretion of Mr. Some commentaries have complained about the advertising. Watson's house then retired and living in California , and share a story about Holmes and his adventures over a glass of Petri wine. Rathbone also appeared on numerous times. I have also seen the 14 films starring Rathbone and Bruce and liked them just as well. Two to three minutes before, two to three minutes after and a minute or two in the middle of each story was spent on these advertisements.
Murdstone; 1935 as her distant husband, Karenin; 1935 as ; 1935 ; 1935 , as the Marquis St. Watson, Holmes is, without a doubt, the most famous sleuth the world has ever known. And of course, the show was very popular in its time, with families gathering round the radio every week evening to listen in. Written by Anthony Boucher and Denis Green. His mother, Anna Barbara née George , was a violinist, and his father, Edgar Philip Rathbone, was a mining engineer and scion of the.
By the middle of 1946, however, Basil Rathbone had grown weary of playing Holmes - so much so, in fact, that he refused to sign a lucrative seven-year radio contract. Featuring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce, this collection contains nearly 30 hours of Old Time Radio broadcasting at its best. If and when I'm lucky enough to get any more, I'll add them to the lists. He fought and lost to in a duel on the beach in Captain Blood and in an elaborate fight sequence in The Adventures of Robin Hood. As cited in the same autobiography, Mrs. The characters of Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson are played brilliantly by Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce.
In 1965 Belmont Books issued the anthology Basil Rathbone Selects Strange Tales, a collection of classic stories by Poe, Hawthorne, Bulwer-Lytton, Charles Dickens, Allston Collins, Le Fanu, and Wilkie Collins. A classically trained actor who had previously played a multitude of varying roles on stage and in motion pictures, Rathbone was understandably concerned that his six-year tenure as the Baker Street detective might well have type cast him against the possibility of being offered other roles. Together, Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce appeared in 220 episodes as Sherlock Holmes and Dr. The episodes were written by Edith Meiser, Dennis Green and Anthony Boucher. They could have easily been removed for audible for a more enjoyable listening experience.
Basil Rathbone has three stars on the : one for films, at 6549 Hollywood Boulevard; one for radio, at 6300 Hollywood Boulevard; and one for television, at 6915 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood. Rathbone left the series in 1946, not wanting to become typecast and his last episode as the detective was. This blend of Conan Doyle adaptations and original mysteries makes for great listening, and Nigel Bruce is wonderful as always as Dr. Originally, the show starred Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes and Nigel Bruce as Doctor Watson. I'm always on the lookout for more episodes, the chances of any of the missing ones showing up are slim but I hope there's at least a few hidden away in a forgotten box or attic that haven't been found yet. Thank you, Radio Archives, for introducing me to these rare and unknown shows! This section does not any.
Nigel Bruce and Basil Rathbone as actors and the introduction given each week by Dr Watson and Harry Bartel. Venture into the fog and mist of Victorian London for 16 mind-challenging thrillers. Solve cases of intrigue and blackmail, of missing gems and missing persons, of maharajas and murder - all inspired by incidents in the original stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The Rathbone and Bruce episodes which are the great majority. John Basil Rathbone on June 13, 1892 in the city of Johannesburg, South Africa to British parents. Originally, the show starred Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes and Nigel Bruce as Doctor Watson. I think it's because he had to rely on his voice alone to express the character.
That said these are very enjoyable. He received a in 1948 as. It's not Radio 4, either, so ads almost exceed story. One episode told by Dr. However, by this time, audiences had come to think of Rathbone and Bruce as literally being Holmes and Watson - not surprising, given their lengthy run as the characters on both radio and in 14 motion pictures. The immediate success of the film led to their being chosen to portray Holmes and Watson on the radio for 8 years in 213 episodes of the Sherlock Holmes mysteries.