Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes
Although Sherlock Holmes has been portrayed by numerous actors, for many, Basil Rathbone is the definitive Holmes. Here is a glimpse of the actor, his relationship with the famous occupant of 221b Baker Street, and the series of Hollywood movies in which he brought Sherlock Holmes to life.
Cary Grant (1904 - 1986)
Cary Grant, debonair movie star, was born 108 years ago. To mark the anniversary of his birth, here is a look at one of the few Cary Grant films made in the mystery genre, Suspicion (1941), and at the charming man himself.
Cary Grant in Charade
This third and final article in honour of Cary Grant and the 108th anniversary of his birth focuses on one of his final movies, Charade (1963). Who killed Regina Lampert's husband? Does she know anything about the stolen money? And who exactly is Peter Joshua?
Cary Grant in North by Northwest
In a mistaken identity nightmare, Roger O. Thornhill becomes a man pursued. Who is the mysterious Kaplan? And whose side is the beautiful Eve really on? This continuing tribute to Cary Grant, born 108 years ago, looks at one of his best loved movies, North by Northwest.
Hitchcock Movie Review
As an admirer of the Master of Suspense I was eager to see the movie 'Hitchcock'. Released in 2012 this movie tells the story of a brief period in Alfred Hitchcock's life, his career and his marriage to his long suffering wife.
Raymond Burr as Perry Mason
Few actor-character combinations have become so firmly fixed in our minds as that of Raymond Burr and Perry Mason. Burr played the ace attorney in a long running series and later in television movies. Isn’t it true that Perry Mason never lost a case?
Robert Blake as Baretta
Baretta was a hugely popular television detective show that still has many fans today. There was little mystery involved in Baretta’s cases, but star Robert Blake later became a sensation when he was accused, and acquitted at trial, of murder. Is the star more mysterious than the show?
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