Derek Winnert

"The Review's Better Than The Film"

Side Street **** (1949, Farley Granger, Cathy O’Donnell, James Craig, Paul Kelly, Jean Hagen) – Classic Movie Review 5262

Director Anthony Mann’s sterling 1949 film noir crime drama is a memorable rematch for Farley Granger and Cathy O’Donnell, the two sweet young stars of They Live by Night (1948). Granger plays downtrodden post clerk Joe […]

Apr, 07 · in Uncategorized

Les Portes de la Nuit **** (1946, Pierre Brasseur, Yves Montand, Nathalie Nattier, Serge Reggiani) – Classic Movie Review 5268

Marcel Carné’s gorgeously atmospheric 1946 French semi-classic film tells a typically doomed love story and is set in the nocturnal, winter Paris of the immediate post-war period. Yves Montand and Raymond Bussières play buddies who […]

Apr, 07 · in Uncategorized

Port of Seven Seas *** (1938, Wallace Beery, Frank Morgan, Maureen O’Sullivan, John Beal, Jessie Ralph) – Classic Movie Review 5267

Director James Whale’s haunting bitter-sweet 1938 MGM  drama might not entirely be typical for him, but nevertheless it is good material for him to get to work on, based on Marcel Pagnol’s famous Fanny trilogy […]

Apr, 07

Port of New York *** (1949, Scott Brady, Richard Rober, K T Stevens, Yul Brynner) – Classic Movie Review 5266

Director Laslo Benedek’s 1949 film noir thriller stars a pre-bald Yul Brynner, who makes an auspicious first appearance as the big bad guy Paul Vicola in this story of dope dealing, deceit and death. Scott […]

Apr, 07

‘C’-Man *** (1949, Dean Jagger, John Carradine, Harry Landers) – Classic Movie Review 5265

Dean Jagger stars as US Customs Department Agent Cliff Holden, who is in hot pursuit of the thieving gem-runners who have murdered his buddy co-worker, in producer-director Joseph Lerner’s breezy, tough-edged, quick-moving realist 1949 B-movie […]

Apr, 07

The Dead Zone **** (1983, Christopher Walken, Brooke Adams, Tom Skerritt, Herbert Lom, Anthony Zerbe, Colleen Dewhurst, Martin Sheen) – Classic Movie Review 5261

‘He can see the future. But can he escape it? ‘ David Cronenberg’s eerie 1983 movie version of Stephen King’s seminal 1979 sci-fi horror thriller novel boasts a performance of unusual, quiet dignity from Christopher […]

Apr, 06

Deadlier than the Male ** (1967, Richard Johnson, Elke Sommer, Sylva Koscina, Nigel Green, Suzanna Leigh) – Classic Movie Review 5260

Director Ralph Thomas’s 1967 British thriller is a rather desperate attempt to bring classic author Sapper’s hero Bulldog Drummond alive and kicking into the swinging Sixties. Nigel Green plays criminal mastermind Carl Petersen, who is […]

Apr, 06

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