John Richard Basehart was born on August 31, 1914 in Zanesville, Ohio. Most people know Richard Baseheart for his TV appearances, but Richard was quite the film actor as well! His most notable roles was as an acrobat known as ďthe FoolĒ in the Italian film La Strada from 1954. He showed his ability to play the macabre characters when playing a killer in the 1948 film noir He Walked by Night, as well as a psychotic member of the Hatfield clan in Roseanna McCoy from 1949. Than in 1962 he would play the role of the most despicable man in history Adolf Hitler. He also received the opportunity to played Ishmael in the 1956 classic Moby Dick. But in 1949 Richard Baseheart took on the role Maximillian Robespierrre in our film of the month Reign of Terror.
The film follows Maximillian Robespierrre who is the most powerful man in France, but isnít happy he wants to be the nationís dictator. Panic ensues in 1794 France when the people discover he is looking for his black book. Now itís not a book of ladies numbers, itís a list of people marked for the guillotine that will be the key to....Read On