Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce, The Woman in Green
The question “Who is your all-time favorite Sherlock Holmes” is a question that often comes up on “film Twitter.” This question is asked nearly as often as “Who is your favorite Bond?” While I struggle to answer only one Bond (I have three favorites), my favorite Sherlock is never in doubt… Basil Rathbone.
Sure, I love each actor who has stepped into the role (radio, tv, or film) BUT there’s something about Basil Rathbone’s performance that, to me, is simply perfect. It’s one of those actor/actress and character combinations that make you believe they were born to play the role.
You’ll never convince me otherwise!
Basil Rathbone, The Adventures of Robin Hood
Naturally, while this is one of his more famous roles, Basil Rathbone starred in quite a few extraordinary movies. In fact, he appeared in THREE films that were selected for the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically or aesthetically” significant:
All three are exceptional movies and he adds a GREAT deal to each. Each link above leads to that movie on Prime Video.
“Never regret anything you have done with a sincere affection; nothing is lost that is born of the heart.” ~ Basil Rathbone