Derek Winnert

"The Review's Better Than The Film"

Dick Tracy **½ (1945, Morgan Conway, Mike Mazurki, Anne Jeffreys, Jane Greer) – Classic Movie Review 5593

Director William Berke’s 1945 crime thriller is an energetic, if cheap-looking low-budget cinema support feature adapted from Chester Gould’s cartoon. It kicks off a series of four movies from RKO Radio Pictures. The only just […]

Jun, 12 · in Reviews

Dick Tracy vs Cueball **½ (1946, Morgan Conway, Anne Jeffreys, Dick Wessel, Lyle Latell) – Classic Movie Review 5592

Following his debut in Dick Tracy (1945), Morgan Conway returns as Tracy in director Gordon M Douglas’s enjoyable, more than adequate low-budget crime thriller, the second in the RKO Radio Pictures series of four, with […]

Jun, 12 · in Reviews

Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome *** (1947, Boris Karloff, Ralph Byrd, Anne Gwynne) – Classic Movie Review 5591

‘SLEUTH TRACY CLASHES WITH HIS DEADLIEST FOE!’ Ralph Byrd bows out in style as an ideal Dick Tracy (cinemawise, anyway, for a TV series followed for him in 1950-51) in director John Rawlins’s welcome 1947 […]

Jun, 12

Abbott and Costello Meet Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde * (1953, Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Boris Karloff, Reginald Denny, Craig Stevens, Helen Westcott) – Classic Movie Review 5590

Director Charles Lamont’s silly 1953 Universal monsters comedy chiller puts Boris Karloff back together with Bud Abbott and Lou Costello after their success with Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff in 1949. Reginald Denny also […]

Jun, 12

Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff ** (1949, Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Boris Karloff) – Classic Movie Review 5589

Director Charles T Barton’s 1955 comedy is a less lively Bud Abbott and Lou Costello movie series episode, with good support actors, a rather unexpected plot and few decent jokes. In this follow-up to the […]

Jun, 12

Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy ** (1955, Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Kurt Katch, Marie Windsor) – Classic Movie Review 5588

‘A man’s best friend is his mummy.’ Director Charles Lamont’s 1955 comedy is another fairly lively Bud Abbott and Lou Costello movie series episode, with good support actors, the expected plot and some decent jokes. In […]

Jun, 12

Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man ** (1951, Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Arthur Franz, Nancy Guild, Adele Jergens) – Classic Movie Review 5587

Director Charles Lamont’s 1951 comedy is a fairly lively Bud Abbott and Lou Costello movie series episode, with the expected plot (‘suggested by H G Wells’) and decent effects, particularly in the vivacious and pacy […]

Jun, 12

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