Derek Winnert

Reviews

Dear Brigitte ** (1965, James Stewart, Fabian Forte, Glynis Johns, Cindy Carol, Billy Mumy, John Williams, Jack Kruschen) – 2017 Classic Movie Review 5960

James Stewart stars as absent-minded poet American Professor Robert Leaf, whose little boy Erasmus with freckles (Billy Mumy) is a maths prodigy who writes a fan letter to real-life French superstar Brigitte Bardot, in director […]

Aug, 23

High Time *** (1960, Bing Crosby, Fabian Forte, Tuesday Weld, Richard Beymer, Nicole Maurey) – Classic Movie Review 5959

Director Blake Edwards’s 1960 musical comedy stars the 57-year-old Bing Crosby as the rich American widower and hamburger restaurateur Harvey Howard who dresses up as Scarlett O’Hara to join in with the other students (these […]

Aug, 23

Hound-Dog Man *** (1959, Fabian Forte, Stuart Whitman, Carol Lynley, Dodie Stevens, Arthur O’Connell) – Classic Movie Review 5958

Fabian Forte’s first leading role is director Don Siegel’s Hound-Dog Man (1959), based on the 1949 novel by Fred Gipson (who later wrote the better known Old Yeller, filmed by Disney in 1957). Fabian co-stars with the older and […]

Aug, 23

North to Alaska *** (1960, John Wayne, Stewart Granger, Fabian Forte, Capucine, Ernie Kovacs) – Classic Movie Review 5957

Director Henry Hathaway’s 1960 blockbuster is bright, brisk and breezy old-style action adventure with John Wayne and Stewart Granger well cast as turn-of-the-last-century gold-miner prospectors, Sam McCord and George Pratt, who find gold in Nome, Alaska, in 1901. The […]

Aug, 22

Our Blushing Brides *** (1930, Joan Crawford, Robert Montgomery, Anita Page, Dorothy Sebastian) – Classic Movie Review 5956

Joan Crawford and Anita Page and Dorothy Sebastian return for producer-director Harry Beaumont’s 1930 all-talking follow-up to their silent film successes Our Dancing Daughters (1928) and Our Modern Maidens (1929). Crawford plays the role of Gerry March, a department store mannequin who falls in love with […]

Aug, 22

No More Ladies *** (1935, Joan Crawford, Robert Montgomery, Franchot Tone, Charles Ruggles) – Classic Movie Review 5955

Joan Crawford looks a million dollars in Adrian gowns as socialite Marcia Townsend who weds wandering star feller Sherry Warren (Robert Montgomery). But then she flirtatiously flutters around Jim Salston (Franchot Tone, Crawford’s real-life husband), […]

Aug, 22

Untamed *** (1929, Joan Crawford, Robert Montgomery, Ernest Torrence, Holmes Herbert, Gwen Lee, Lloyd Ingraham) – Classic Movie Review 5954

Following her star-making role of Diana Medford in the hit silent Our Dancing Daughters (1928), Joan Crawford’s first talkie, Untamed (1929), was made during the difficult period of MGM’s transition from silent to sound movies. But it was another success for Crawford, propelling her […]

Aug, 22

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