Basil Dearden

  • Basil Dearden – The Rainbow Jacket (1954)

    Basil Dearden1951-1960DramaUnited Kingdom
    The Rainbow Jacket (1954)
    The Rainbow Jacket (1954)

    A champion jockey is banned from racing so spends his time helping a young lad to
    become the next champion.Read More »

  • Basil Dearden – All Night Long (1962)

    Basil Dearden1961-1970DramaUnited Kingdom
    All Night Long (1962)
    All Night Long (1962)

    Patrick McGoohan and Richard Attenborough star in this powerful psychological drama which deftly re-interprets Shakespeare’s Othello via the beating, syncopated heart of East London’s early-sixties jazz scene. Directed by Basil Dearden, All Night Long features outstanding performances from jazz legends Charlie Mingus, Dave Brubeck, Johnny Dankworth and Tubby Hayes. It is presented here in a brand-new High Definition transfer from original film elements in its original, as-exhibited aspect ratio.

    Wealthy music promoter Rod Hamilton throws an anniversary party for a famous jazzman, Aurelius Rex, and his wife and musical partner, Delia. Music and goodwill flow freely until the arrival of an ambitious musical rival, Johnny Cousin, who – intent on poaching Delia to join his own band – plans to destroy the couple’s relationship over the course of a single night…Read More »

  • Basil Dearden – The Mind Benders (1963)

    1961-1970Basil DeardenDramaThrillerUnited Kingdom

    A British scientist is discovered to have been passing information to the Communists, then kills himself. Another scientist, Dr. Henry Laidlaw Longman (Sir Dirk Bogarde) decides that they might have brainwashed him by a sensory deprivation technique, but he doesn’t know if someone really can be convinced to act against their strongest feelings. So he agrees to be the subject in an experiment in which others will try to make him stop loving his wife Oonagh (Mary Ure).Read More »

  • Basil Dearden – The Assassination Bureau Limited (1969)

    1961-1970ActionAdventureBasil DeardenUnited Kingdom


    Based on an unfinished novel, The Assassination Bureau, Ltd by Jack London.

    Before the start of World War I, would-be journalist Sonya Winter (Diana Rigg) begins to investigate the Assassination Bureau, a mysterious organization that chooses its targets based on moral issues. In recent years, however, the group has become corrupt and unscrupulous, prompting Sonya to request that the organization assassinate its own leader, Ivan Dragomiloff (Oliver Reed). Amused, Ivan accepts Sonia’s request. But is he really the villain Sonya thinks he is?Read More »

  • Basil Dearden – Frieda (1947)

    1941-1950Basil DeardenDramaUnited KingdomWar


    ‘In the final year of WW2 a British airman marries the German girl who helped him escape from a POW camp and brings her home to meet his stolid middle-class family. Will they – and by implication, British society – come to accept this representative of the Herrenvolk?’

    — Philip Kemp.Read More »

  • Basil Dearden – Cage of Gold (1950)

    1941-1950Basil DeardenCrimeDramaUnited Kingdom


    Plot Synopsis by Hal Erickson

    Cage of Gold was a rare non-comic effort from Britain’s Ealing Studios. Jean Simmons stars as Judith, who awakens the morning after her wedding to discover that her new husband has deserted her. Later on, she is told that her husband is dead. After a period of mourning, Judith remarries–only to be subjected to blackmail by husband number one. It’s all a racket, of course, but Judith doesn’t go to the police until it’s almost too late. Featured in the cast of Cage of Gold as a slimy smuggler is Herbert Lom, who later gained worldwide fame as Inspector Dreyfus in the “Pink Panther” comedies.Read More »

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