The Best Richard Basehart Movies

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List of the best Richard Basehart movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Richard Basehart's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Richard Basehart movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Richard Basehart movies will be at the top of the list. Richard Basehart has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Richard Basehart movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Richard Basehart films to end the squabble once and for all.

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List is made up of a variety of films, including Moby Dick and Time Limit.

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  • Tension
    1
    Richard Basehart, Audrey Totter, Cyd Charisse
    25 votes
    • Released: 1949
    • Directed by: John Berry
    Warren Quimby (Richard Basehart) manages a drugstore while trying to keep his volatile wife, Claire (Audrey Totter), happy. However, when Claire leaves him for a liquor store salesman, Warren can no longer bear it. He decides to assume a new identity in order to murder his wife's lover without leaving a trace. Along the way, his plans are complicated by an attractive neighbor (Cyd Charisse), as well as a shocking discovery that opens up a new world of doubts and accusations.
  • The Intimate Stranger
    2

    The Intimate Stranger

    Richard Basehart, David Lodge, Constance Cummings
    18 votes
    • Released: 1956
    • Directed by: Joseph Losey, Alec C. Snowden
    The Intimate Stranger is a 1956 British drama film directed by Joseph Losey, under the pseudonym Joseph Walton, and starring Richard Basehart, Mary Murphy, Constance Cummings and Roger Livesey. It was also released as Finger of Guilt.
  • Moby Dick
    3
    Orson Welles, Gregory Peck, John Huston
    32 votes
    • Released: 1956
    • Directed by: John Huston
    Moby Dick is a 1956 film adaptation of Herman Melville's novel Moby-Dick. It was directed by John Huston with a screenplay by Huston and Ray Bradbury. The film starred Gregory Peck, Richard Basehart, and Leo Genn. The music score was written by Philip Sainton.

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  • Five Branded Women
    4
    Vera Miles, Jeanne Moreau, Barbara Bel Geddes
    18 votes
    • Released: 1960
    • Directed by: Martin Ritt
    Five Branded Women is a 1960 film directed by Martin Ritt. It featured an international cast including Richard Basehart, Silvana Mangano, and Vera Miles and was Ritt's only war movie, set during the Nazi occupation of Yugoslavia.
  • La Strada
    5
    Anthony Quinn, Giulietta Masina, Richard Basehart
    33 votes
    • Released: 1954
    • Directed by: Federico Fellini
    La Strada is a 1954 Italian drama film directed by Federico Fellini from his own screenplay co-written with Tullio Pinelli and Ennio Flaiano. The film portrays a brutish strongman and the naïve young woman whom he buys from her mother and takes with him on the road; encounters with his rival the Fool end with their destruction. Fellini has called La Strada "a complete catalogue of my entire mythological world, a dangerous representation of my identity that was undertaken with no precedent whatsoever." As a result, the film demanded more time, effort and suffering than any of his other films, before or since. The development process was long and tortuous; it was extremely difficult to secure financial backing; casting proved problematic; injuries, personnel changes and inclement weather disrupted the production schedule more than once; budget shortages constantly plagued the director and his production supervisor, forcing them to take extraordinary measures to keep going. Finally, just before shooting was completed, Fellini suffered a nervous breakdown that necessitated medical treatment in order to complete principal photography.

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  • The Good Die Young
    6
    Joan Collins, Stanley Baker, Laurence Harvey
    20 votes
    • Released: 1954
    • Directed by: Lewis Gilbert
    The Good Die Young is a crime thriller film made in the United Kingdom by Remus Films, featuring a number of American characters. It was directed by Lewis Gilbert. The screenplay was based on the book of the same name written by Richard Macaulay. The cast includes Laurence Harvey, Gloria Grahame, Joan Collins, Stanley Baker and Richard Basehart.