Two beguiling and intriguing shots from two of Basil Rathbone’s lost or very hard to find movies.
The first is from THE GREAT DECEPTION (1926), wherein BR essays one of his first ever villain roles, viz. “Rizzio”, the nasty German agent who nearly gets the hero and his gf killed. At some point he somehow becomes tied to a bed post in what is obviously some fan girl’s fetish dream scenario. Why he’s there, and why the pair have trussed him up in such a kinky way I am not at present aware. But this photo is a caption competition right there.
The second is from AFTER THE BALL (1933), the British film wherein he plays “the flirtatious King’s courier Jack Harrowby, who can fill in an odd hour with any woman, but would rather she were blonde, and preferably with a mole or two.” Does it still exist? I am thinking probably not. Anyhow, at some point, which again does not seem clear with reference to the plot, “flirtatious Jack” apparently finds himself in an artist’s studio attempting to paint a portrait of a naked lady.
I think we can all agree we need to find copies of these films if it’s humanly possible. Someone get on it.