Derek Winnert

"The Review's Better Than The Film"

Northern Pursuit *** (1943, Errol Flynn, Julie Bishop, Helmut Dantine, John Ridgely, Gene Lockhart) – Classic Movie Review 4753

Director Raoul Walsh’s propaganda 1943 adventure movie, set in Canada during the early years of World War Two, tells a good old-fashioned tale about an upright, dogged Mountie – the kind that always gets his man. […]

Dec, 05 · in Uncategorized

Edge of Darkness **** (1943, Errol Flynn, Ann Sheridan, Walter Huston, Judith Anderson, Ruth Gordon, Nancy Coleman, John Beal, Helmut Dantine) – Classic Movie Review 4752

Warner Bros’ World War Two patriotic wartime toast to the brave Norwegians who brought about a revolt against the Nazis during the German occupation of their country is a rousing and gripping movie. Errol Flynn stars […]

Dec, 05 · in Uncategorized

If I Were King **** (1938, Ronald Colman, Basil Rathbone, Frances Dee, Ellen Drew, C V France, Heather Thatcher, Henry Wilcoxon, Sidney Toler)- Classic Movie Review 4762

Director Frank Lloyd’s exuberant 1938 historical adventure stars Ronald Colman as the knavish Paris philosopher-poet François Villon and Basil Rathbone as the shrewd French King Louis XI. Bot stars are excellent in Paramount’s sleek and […]

Dec, 05

The Vagabond King ** (1956, Oreste Kirkop, Kathryn Grayson, Rita Moreno, Cedric Hardwicke, Walter Hampden, Leslie Nielsen, William Prince, Jack Lord) – Classic Movie Review 4761

Rudolf Friml wrote some new tunes to add to his 1925 score for director Michael Curtiz’s 1956 remake of the operetta about the 15th-century Paris rabble and their poet-champion, François Villon, leader of the Vagabonds, […]

Dec, 05

Dive Bomber *** (1941, Errol Flynn, Fred MacMurray, Ralph Bellamy, Alexis Smith, Regis Toomey, Robert Armstrong, Craig Stevens, Allen Jenkins) – Movie Review 4749

Director Michael Curtiz’s 1941 aviation film stars Errol Flynn, who cuts a dash as Lieutenant Doug Lee, a military surgeon who concentrates on aviation medicine after a pilot he is operating on dies. Lee teams with […]

Dec, 05

Santa Fe Trail **** (1940, Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Raymond Massey, Ronald Reagan, Alan Hale Sr, William Lundigan, Van Heflin) – Classic Movie Review 4750

The 1941 biopic of General Custer, They Died with Their Boots On, in which Errol Flynn plays Custer, is understandably frequently confused with Michael Curtiz’s 1940 Santa Fe Trail, in which Flynn portrays Jeb Stuart […]

Dec, 05

They Dare Not Love ** (1941, George Brent, Martha Scott, Paul Lukas) – Classic Movie Review 4751

Austrian aristocrat Prince Kurt von Rotenberg escapes to the US when Germany annexes Austria in 1938, but a Nazi agent seeks him out and tries to neutralise him as he is a rallying point for Austrian dissidents. The Nazi agent initially […]

Dec, 05

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