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Richard Basehart is a Actor American born on 13 august 1914 at Zanesville (USA)

Richard Basehart

Richard Basehart
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Birth name John Richard Basehart
Nationality USA
Birth 13 august 1914 at Zanesville (USA)
Death 17 september 1984 (at 70 years) at Los Angeles (USA)

John Richard Basehart (August 31, 1914 – September 17, 1984) was an American actor. He starred in the 1960s television science fiction drama Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, in the role of Admiral Harriman Nelson.


Basehart was married three times. After the death of his first wife Stephanie Klein, he wed Italian actress Valentina Cortese (whose name was spelled Cortesa in American films), with whom he had a child, Jack Basehart. After their divorce, Basehart married Diana Lotery, with whom he founded the charity Actors and Others for Animals. The charity was created after Basehart saw a small dog get thrown from a fast-moving vehicle on a Los Angeles freeway. He was reportedly so emotionally moved by the tragedy that he started the non-profit organization.

Best films

Being There (1979)
La Strada (1954)
Love Is a Funny Thing (1969)
Chato's Land (1972)

Usually with

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John Huston
John Huston
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Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Richard Basehart (55 films)

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Marilyn: The Untold Story, 2h36
Directed by Jack Arnold, John Flynn, Lawrence Schiller
Origin USA
Genres Biography, Documentary, Historical
Themes Films about television
Actors Catherine Hicks, Richard Basehart, Frank Converse, Jason Miller, John Ireland, Viveca Lindfors
Roles John Huston
Rating66% 3.337573.337573.337573.337573.33757
La vie de Marilyn Monroe d'après le livre de Norman Mailer.
Being There, 2h10
Directed by Hal Ashby
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about television, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities, Political films, Films about autism
Actors Peter Sellers, Shirley MacLaine, Melvyn Douglas, Jack Warden, Richard A. Dysart, Richard Basehart
Roles Vladimir Skrapinov
Rating79% 3.9987353.9987353.9987353.9987353.998735
Chance (Peter Sellers) is a middle-aged man who lives in the townhouse of an old, wealthy man in Washington, D.C. He is simple-minded and has lived there his whole life, tending the garden. Other than gardening, his knowledge is derived entirely from what he sees on television. When his benefactor dies, Chance naively says he has no claim against the estate, and is ordered to move out. Thus he discovers the outside world for the first time.
The Rebels (miniseries), 4h
Directed by Russ Mayberry
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Historical
Themes Political films
Actors Andrew Stevens, Don Johnson, Kim Cattrall, Doug McClure, Jim Backus, Richard Basehart

Philip Kent takes part in the American Revolution and the newly formed congress.
The Island of Dr. Moreau, 1h39
Directed by Don Taylor
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Adventure, Horror
Themes Films about computing, Films based on science fiction novels, Cyberpunk films
Actors Burt Lancaster, Michael York, Nigel Davenport, Barbara Carrera, Richard Basehart, Nick Cravat
Roles Sayer of the Law
Rating58% 2.9493652.9493652.9493652.9493652.949365
Crewman Andrew Braddock (York) survives the wreck of the sailing ship The Lady Vain. After seventeen days at sea in a lifeboat, he reaches the shores of an island governed by the mysterious scientist "Dr. Moreau" (Lancaster). Besides Moreau, the inhabitants of the island include Moreau's associate, Montgomery (Davenport), a mercenary; his misshapen servant, M'Ling (Cravat); and a ravishing young woman named Maria (Carrera).
21 Hours at Munich
Directed by William A. Graham
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Sports films, Films about terrorism, Films about the Olympic Games
Actors William Holden, Shirley Knight, Franco Nero, Anthony Quayle, Richard Basehart, Noel Willman
Roles Willy Brandt
Rating63% 3.1982053.1982053.1982053.1982053.198205
En pleine nuit, le 5 septembre 1972 alors que les jeux olympiques battent leur plein, un groupe de huit palestiniens s'introduit dans un bâtiment du village olympique hébergeant les athlètes de la délégation israélienne. Ils prennent en otage un groupe d'israéliens et abattent deux fuyards dès les premiers instants. Puis leur entraineur meurt à son tour. Il reste alors huit hommes entre les mains des palestiniens. Ces derniers veulent la libération de leurs frères retenus dans les prisons israéliennes en échange de leurs otages. Mais les négociations trainent et n'aboutissent pas. La position délicate de l'Allemagne face au peuple israélien n'est que suggérée dans le film, mais est dans les esprits de tous en raison du souvenir amer qu'a laissé la Seconde Guerre mondiale, ne laisse pas au gouvernement allemand de cette époque le droit à l'erreur. Pourtant tout cela va se finir dans un bain de sang atroce inévitable.
Flood! (1976)
, 1h40
Directed by Earl Bellamy
Origin USA
Genres Disaster, Adventure
Themes Disaster films, American disaster films
Actors Robert Culp, Martin Milner, Barbara Hershey, Richard Basehart, Carol Lynley, Roddy McDowall
Roles John Cutler
Rating54% 2.718422.718422.718422.718422.71842
Après plusieurs semaines de pluie torentielle, les habitants soucieux de la sécurité de la petite ville de Brownsville demandent à leur maire d'ouvrir les vannes pour faire sortir le surplus d'eau du barrage mais ce dernier refuse. La construction cède et c'est la panique pour les quelques habitants qui vont devoir faire l'impossible pour survivre.
Time Travelers, 1h18
Directed by Alexander Singer
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic
Actors Tom Hallick, Francine York, Booth Colman, Richard Basehart, Walter Brooke, Gil Lamb
Roles Dr. Joshua Henderson (1871)
Rating61% 3.0536853.0536853.0536853.0536853.053685
Une épidémie de peste rare infecte la population des Etats-Unis et commence à se propager dans le monde. Deux scientifiques sont engagés pour remonter le temps afin de trouver le remède conçu par un médecin de San Francisco au début du 19e siècle.
Valley Forge, 1h15
Directed by Fielder Cook
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Political films
Actors Richard Basehart, Harry Andrews, Michael Tolan, Simon Ward, Woodrow Parfrey, Victor Garber
Roles General George Washington
Rating69% 3.4785153.4785153.4785153.4785153.478515
Judgment: The Court Martial of Lieutenant William Calley, 1h41
Directed by Stanley Kramer, Lee Bernhardi
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Crime
Actors Richard Basehart, Harrison Ford, Linda Haynes, Bo Hopkins, William Lucking, Tony Musante
Roles George Latimer
Rating62% 3.1025453.1025453.1025453.1025453.102545
Aux États-Unis, le lieutenant William Calley passe en cour martiale à cause de sa participation au massacre de Mỹ Lai durant la Guerre du Viêt Nam où d’innocents et nombreux civils ont été exécutés. Les témoignages contradictoires vont confronter les juges aux complexes tactiques militaires auxquelles les combattants ont été eux-mêmes soumis et amenés à commettre les pires extrémités…
And Millions Will Die, 1h15
Directed by Leslie H. Martinson
Genres Thriller, Action
Actors Richard Basehart, Susan Strasberg, Leslie Nielsen, Joseph Fürst, Rowena Wallace
Roles Dr Douglas Pruitt
Rating46% 2.3158052.3158052.3158052.3158052.315805
The film is about a Nazi war criminal named Franz Kessler (Joseph Furst), a wealthy germ warfare expert living in Hong Kong, who plants a gas-filled time bomb under the city sewers.
Rage (1972)
, 1h40
Directed by George C. Scott
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors George C. Scott, Martin Sheen, Richard Basehart, Lee Remick, Barnard Hughes, Kenneth Tobey
Roles Dr. Roy Caldwell
Rating62% 3.149583.149583.149583.149583.14958
While on a camping trip, sheep rancher Dan Logan (Scott) and his son are inadvertently exposed to a secret Army nerve gas from a helicopter passing overhead. Both end up in a military hospital in which they are kept apart, unable to contact outsiders, and lied to about their condition by a mysterious major (Sheen), who looks at the incident as little more than an opportunity to study the effectiveness of a nerve gas on humans.
Chato's Land, 1h40
Directed by Michael Winner
Origin USA
Genres Action, Adventure, Western
Actors Charles Bronson, Jack Palance, Richard Basehart, James Whitmore, Simon Oakland, Richard Jordan
Roles Nye Buell
Rating66% 3.348023.348023.348023.348023.34802
The film opens as the half-Apache Chato orders a drink at a bar. The bartender ignores him and serves the local sheriff who has arrived after Chato. The sheriff calls Chato a "redskin" and tells him the bar is for whites only. He moves behind Chato while hurling a stream of abuse at him. The sheriff's taunts escalate, and he draws his gun while saying that he is going to kill Chato. Chato whirls around and shoots the sheriff in the gut, killing him. He rides out of town on his Appaloosa.