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Basil Radford

Highest Rated:   100% Whisky Galore! (1949)
Lowest Rated:   55% Jamaica Inn (1939)
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Birthplace:   Chester, Cheshire, England, UK
Actor Basil Radford was on the British stage from 1922 in twittish, tweedy comedy roles. His first film appearance was in 1929's Barnum Was Right. International fame came Radford's way when he and Naunton Wayne originated the roles of cricket-obsessed Charters and Caldicott in Alfred Hitchcock's The Lady Vanishes (1938). Radford and Wayne continued to play these roles (or facsimiles thereof) in such films as Night Train (1940), Crooks Tour (1941), Next of Kin (1942), Millions Like Us (1945), and Dead of Night (1945). They were supposed to revive Charters and Caldicott once more for Sir Carol Reed's The Third Man (1949), but their roles were streamlined into a solo part for Wilfred Hyde-White. The best of Radford's later roles included the blindsided British bureaucrat in Tight Little Island (1948). Basil Radford died of a heart attack at age 55, shortly after co-starring in White Corridors (1951).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet The Galloping Major
  • Major Arthur Hill
1951
No Score Yet White Corridors
  • Civil Servant
1951
No Score Yet Chance of a Lifetime
  • Dickinson
1950
100% Whisky Galore!
  • Capt. Paul Waggett
1949
91% Passport to Pimlico
  • Gregg
1949
No Score Yet Quartet
  • Henry Garnet
1949
No Score Yet Winslow Boy
  • Esmond Curry
1949
No Score Yet The Captive Heart
  • Major Ossy Dalrymple
1947
No Score Yet A Girl in a Million
  • Prendergast
1946
97% Dead of Night
  • George Parratt
1945
No Score Yet The Way to the Stars
  • Tiny Williams
1945
No Score Yet Millions Like Us
  • Charters
1943
No Score Yet Unpublished Story
  • Lamb
1942
No Score Yet Next of Kin
  • Careless Talker
1942
No Score Yet Crook's Tour
  • Charters
1941
93% Night Train to Munich (Gestapo)
  • Charters
1940
No Score Yet The Girl in the News
  • Dr. Treadgrove
1940
55% Jamaica Inn
  • Guest
1939
No Score Yet Trouble Brewing
  • Guest
1939
No Score Yet Let's Be Famous
  • Watson
1939
98% The Lady Vanishes
  • Charters
1938
100% Young and Innocent
  • Uncle Basil
1938
No Score Yet When Thief Meets Thief
  • Defending Counsel
1937
No Score Yet Broken Blossoms
  • Mr. Reed
1936
No Score Yet There Goes the Bride
  • Rudolph
1933
No Score Yet Barnum Was Right
  • Standish
1929

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