Robert cummings, richard basehart, richard hart director. Thanks to gordon hitler women of nazi germany 1962 adolf hitler. Robert cummings in the black book i like the black book. Reign of terror reissued as the black book is a 1949 american film noir drama film directed by anthony mann and starring robert cummings, richard basehart and. Sep 24, 2019 reign of terror reissued as the black book is a 1949 american film noir drama film directed by anthony mann and starring robert cummings, richard basehart. At the time this was written, the film had a rating of 7. In accordance with the directives of government and health authorities, we have temporarily suspended operations. John richard basehart august 31, 1914 september 17, 1984 was an american actor. Also known as reign of terror, the black book is a bold effort by director. Certainly he was too accomplished a performer ever to be just another movie star his unconventional good looks and astonishing versatility allowed him to convincingly portray murderers, heels and suicidal neurotics in a career that spanned 45 years, but he was equally effective at playing gentle. Shot to death by anthony quinn just as richard is about to kill lana turner with a poker. As with much of the work of director federico fellini, man is viewed as suspended between the heavens and the earth, adroitly symbolized here by il matto the fool. The black book reign of terror 1949, robert cummings.
With the help of opposition leader francois barras richard hart and his former lover, madelon arlene dahl, daubigny goes in search of robespierres enemies list, written in a small black. Dec 29, 2016 robespierrre, a powerful figure in the french revolution, is desperately looking for his black book, a death list of those marked for the guillotine. He was the son of a newspaper editor and began his career as a reporter and radio announcer. Commits suicide by shooting himself, in a suicide pact with maria emo in the bunker. John richard basehart august 31, 1914 september 17, 1984 was an. The mpeg2 file contains nav packets, so you can load it into dvdauthorgui and create a dvd to watch on your television. Anthony mann robespierrre, a powerful figure in the french revolution. I did some research on the author and found this gem. It stars robert cummings, richard basehart, richard hart, arlene dahl, charles mcgraw and arnold moss.
Despite many a powerful performance, this actors actor never quite achieved the stardom he deserved. American actor richard basehart and actress mary murphy are pictured at a press reception for the film with all my heart at the dorchester hotel. Anthony mann robespierrre, a powerful figure in the french revolution, is desperately looking for his black book, a death list of. Black i read day of the jackal by frederick forsyth recently. After the french revolution, maximilien robespierre richard basehart, hungers to become the nations dictator. Some scenes are as dark as the events in this story. With robert cummings, richard basehart, richard hart, arlene dahl. However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study. Robespierrre, a powerful figure in the french revolution, is desperately looking for his black book, a death list of those marked for the guillotine. Aug 28, 2017 this weeks mystery movie has been the 1949 walter wanger film reign of terror later retitled the black book, with robert cummings, richard basehart, richard hart, arlene dahl, arnold moss, norman lloyd, charles mcgraw, beulah bondi and jess barker. Richard basehart list of movies and tv shows tv guide. Richard basehart may have been the greatest american actor ever. Black book by anthony mann anthony mann, robert cummings. Robespierre black book lists his enemies, most of whom have, or will, end up on the guillotine.
Richard basehart as lieutenant rennick in decision before dawn. Clever, suspenseful, and strikingly designed, the quest for the black book of names due for execution by the tyrant robespierre is stylish fun all the way. The black book bob cummings richard basehart arlene dahl 1949 an enemy robert cummings of robespierre richard basehart steals the secret book listing his candidates for the guillotine. Richard basehart autographed inscribed photograph item 282791. Robert cummings is an ally of the exiled general lafayette seeking a book of names that can end the bloody regime of revolutionary leader robespierre.
See the full list of the black book cast and crew including actors, directors, producers and more. Blazing introduction of historical characters richard basehart, jess barker, arnold moss, wade crosby, richard hart, norman lloyd then fictional daubigny robert cummings meeting lafayette wilton graff, opening anthony manns the black book a. The black book 1949 film noir with images robert cummings. N seaview in irwin allens voyage to the bottom of the sea 1964, shown on abc from 1964 to. A movie of the french revolution, starring robert cummings and richard basehart. Arnold moss steals the show as the slimy fouchot and richard basehart is an unforgettable robespierre dont call me max. Shop for richard basehart related autographs, signed photographs, historical documents and manuscripts from the worlds largest collection.
In view of the poverty of the production, i think it would have been difficult to do better, and richard basehart made a remarkable impression. See more should insurance be required for any shipments either overseas or within the u. Ultimately, richard basehart became bestknown to television audiences as admiral harriman nelson, commander of the glassnosed nuclear submarine s. Reign of terror reissued as the black book is a 1949 american film noir directed by anthony mann and starring robert cummings, richard basehart and. In the late 18th century, maximilen robespierre threatens to seize power as frances new dictator during the french revolution. Bob cummings, usually a light comic actor, does a fine job as the driven adventurer hero. Robert cummings, richard basehart, richard hart, arlene dahl, arnold moss, norman lloyd, charles mcgraw, beulah bondi.
Maximilian robespierrerichard basehart, moby dickwishes to become dictator over france, but this is feared by many of the. He walked by night richard basehart, film noir classic 1948 play amazon page hd prime 4. The films original working title was the black book. I have to approve every post before it goes on the web site. Also known as reign of terror, the black book is a bold effort by director anthony mann to film a french revolution epic on a b detective picture budget. Enemy robert cummings of robespierre richard basehart steals list of guillotine candidates. It was released as reign of terror, but when it played new york later that year it was renamed the black book. The black book 15oct1949 maximilian robespierre roseanna mccoy 12oct1949. Robert cummings stars as charles daubigny, who has been engaged by a group of political moderates to retrieve a little black book from revolutionary leader robespierre richard basehart. The black book, also known as reign of terror, is a 1949 film noir. The black book aka reign of terror 1949 approved 1h 29min history, romance, thriller 24 february 1950 finland robespierrre.
Robespierrre, a powerful figure in the french revolution, is desperately looking for his black book, a death list of. Its large, worthy cast is headed by robert cummings, richard basehart and arlene dahl. His ultimate tool is his black book, a list of those marked for death by guillotine. He starred as admiral harriman nelson in the television science fiction drama voyage to the bottom of the sea 196468. List of films in the public domain in the united states.
Sol kaplan scores the music and john alton is the cinematographer. The black book 1949 robert cummings, richard basehart. Director anthony mann gives a noirish look to this historical thriller set in 1790s france. Moody bw photo by john engstead of actor richard basehart in a suit and tie, signed to beverly hills restaurant owner joseph peppino micoli. Reign of terror aka the black book 1949 film noir of the week. Its the black book or reign of terror a 1949 historical noir directed by. It was released as reign of terror, but when it played new york later that year it was renamed the black. See more ideas about richard basehart, john derek and harry belafonte. Meanwhile, a freedom fighter, posing as a prosecutor, seeks to maintain his trust while secretly trying to destroy him and his allies.
Philip yordan story and screenplay, aeneas mackenzie story and screenplay as aeneas mackenzie stars. But if it falls into the wrong hands, that book means political ruin and death. A truly outstanding historical drama and adventure set during the french revolution, and which traces the rise and fall of the infamous maximilien robespierre. Richard basehart full list of movies and tv shows in theaters, in production and upcoming films. Richard basehart was a thoughtful american leading man who never achieved major stardom. Reign of terror is directed by anthony mann and written by aeneas mackenzie and phillip yordan. He also portrayed wilton knight in the series knight rider 198286.650 1158 659 659 1556 1434 1412 1278 541 599 493 24 1188 947 463 1396 1551 1112 723 1523 305 1181 254 1391 487 505 1482 38 141 1381 875 1214 314 1128 869 1025 1317 185 1044 880 956 60 1257