Derek Winnert


The Last of Mrs Cheyney ** (1929, Norma Shearer, Basil Rathbone, George Barraud, Herbert Bunston, Hedda Hopper) Classic Movie Review 5792

Director Sidney Franklin’s 1929 pioneering sound-on-film movie version of Frederick Lonsdale’s famous play about a society jewel thief is ideally cast with Norma Shearer as the widowed Mrs Fay Cheyney and Basil Rathbone as the titled […]

Jul, 20

The Last of Mrs Cheyney *** (1937, Joan Crawford, William Powell, Robert Montgomery, Frank Morgan, Nigel Bruce, Jessie Ralph) – Classic Movie Review 5786

Director Richard Boleslawski’s entertaining and well-crafted 1937 drama stars movie queen Joan Crawford, who scores another popular success as Mrs Fay Cheyney, a posh, rich American widow involved in intrigue and romance in England. She […]

Jul, 20

Conquest of the Planet of the Apes *** (1972, Roddy McDowall, Don Murray, Ricardo Montalban, Natalie Trundy, Severn Darden) – Classic Movie Review 5750

Director J Lee Thompson takes the helm in 1972 for the fourth of the five original Planet of the Apes films (a short TV series followed) in which the apes, who are being used as […]

Jul, 13

Husbands **** (1970, Peter Falk, John Cassavetes, Ben Gazzara, Jenny Runacre) – Classic Movie Review 5729

Writer-director-star John Cassavetes’s intelligent and thoughtful epic 1970 film account of three buddies, Harry (Ben Gazzara), Archie Black (Peter Falk) and Gus Demetri (Cassavetes), out on the razzle after a common friend’s sudden death, is a startlingly […]

Jul, 08

Husbands and Wives ** (1992, Woody Allen, Mia Farrow, Sydney Pollack, Judy Davis, Juliette Lewis, Liam Neeson) – Classic Movie Review 5728

Writer-director-star Woody Allen’s 1992 mockumentary film comedy-drama report on the state of modern marriage is depressing and disappointing. It has a heavily autobiographical slant that looks embarrassing in the wake of Allen’s family troubles. However, there […]

Jul, 08

The Loved One **** (1965, Robert Morse, John Gielgud, Rod Steiger, Liberace, Jonathan Winters, Anjanette Comer) – Classic Movie Review 5727

Director Tony Richardson turns Evelyn Waugh’s brilliant 1948 satirical novel on the funeral business and Californian burial rites into this funny and ferocious 1965 film farce by Hollywood. It is the golden opportunity for a […]

Jul, 08

The Love Machine * (1971, John Phillip Law, Dyan Cannon, Robert Ryan, Jackie Cooper, David Hemmings) – Classic Movie Review 5726

Originally cast star Brian Kelly was critically hurt in a motorcycle accident that left his right arm and leg paralysed in 1970 and John Phillip Law stepped into his role as oversexed TV personality Robin Stone. News […]

Jul, 07


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