Basil Rathbone in 'The Adventures of Robin Hood'
Basil Rathbone (1892 - 1967)
Mr. Oudia Bergere
(screenwriter)
Captain Blood (1935) [Levasseur]: Stabbed to death in a swordfight with Errol Flynn; his body then falls from the ship into the ocean. (Thanks to Elizabeth)

Romeo and Juliet (1936) [Tybalt]: Stabbed in the stomach during a swordfight with Leslie Howard.

Love from a Stranger (A Night of Terror) (1937) [Gerald Lovell]: Dies of a heart attack from fright, after Ann Harding makes him believe she's poisoned him.

The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) [Sir Guy of Gisborne]: Stabbed in the stomach during a swordfight with Errol Flynn, then falls from the castle parapet.

Tower of London (1939) [Richard, Duke of Gloucester]: Stabbed to death in a swordfight with John Sutton. (Thanks to Dignan)

The Mark of Zorro (1940) [Captain Esteban Pasquale]: Stabbed in the chest in a swordfight with Tyrone Power. (Thanks to Elizabeth)

A Christmas Carol (1954) [Jacob Marley]: Dies (off-screen) before the story begins, appearing to Fredric March as a ghost. (I haven't seen this version myself, but we all know the story...)

General Motors Presents: Billy Budd (1955) [Claggart]: Killed with a single blow to the head by William Shatner.

The Black Sleep (Dr. Cadman's Secret) (1956) [Sir Joel Cadman]: Falls to his death, along with Louanna Gardner, when he falls from the staircase while backing away from his test subjects and carrying Louanna in his arms.

The Magic Sword (The Seven Curses of Lordac; St. George and the Dragon) (1962) [Lordac]: Clawed to death by Estelle Winwood after she transforms into a cougar atop his castle parapet.

Tales of Terror (Edgar Allan Poe's Tales of Terror) (1962) [Carmichael]: Dies of a heart attack from fright after a decomposing Vincent Price (whom Basil had hypnotized into remaining in an "in-between" state at the point of death) rises from his deathbed to protect Debra Paget from Basil's assault.

The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini (1966) [Reginald Ripper]: Killed in an explosion by a backfiring antique pistol when Susan Hart's ghost blocks the barrel just as Basil is about to shoot Tommy Kirk and Deborah Walley. He is shown as a cartoon angel on a cloud afterwards. (Played for comic effect.)

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