Derek Winnert

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That’s Your Funeral *** (1972, Bill Fraser, Raymond Huntley, David Battley) – Classic Movie Review 5082

Director John Robins’s 1972 British comedy is a drolly amusing movie spinoff from the TV sitcom of 1971, effectively exploiting both the black comedy inherent in the funerals business and its elderly stars’ comic brilliance. […]

Mar, 01 · in Reviews

A Case for PC 49 *** (1951, Brian Reece, Joy Shelton, Christine Norden) – Classic Movie Review 5081

Hammer Films’ second PC 49 British B-movie thriller is made in Britain in 1951 by director Francis Searle and this time features the original radio PC 49 Brian Reece as police constable Archibald Berkeley-Willoughby, taking […]

Feb, 28 · in Reviews

The Adventures of PC 49 *** (1949, Hugh Latimer, John Penrose, Annette D Simmonds) – Classic Movie Review 5080

Director Godfrey Grayson’s 1949 British second feature thriller is a fun Hammer Films studio adaptation of the popular BBC radio serial of the late Forties and early Fifties. Hugh Latimer plays the famous British radio […]

Feb, 28

The Adventures of Pinocchio *** (1996, Martin Landau, Udo Keir, Geneviève Bujold, voice of Jonathan Taylor Thomas) – Classic Movie Review 5079

Despite some wooden scripting, director Steve Barron’s 1996 children’s movie is still an enchanting live-action version of Carlo Collodi’s beloved classic book for kids. Martin Landau is captivating as Geppetto, the puppet maker whose doll […]

Feb, 28

The Adventures of Pluto Nash * (2002, Eddie Murphy, Randy Quaid, Rosario Dawson, Joe Pantoliano, Jay Mohr, Luis Guzmán) – Classic Movie Review 5078

In 2087, a moon-based nightclub owner is targeted by space gangsters plotting to profit from his hard work. Directed by Ron Underwood, Eddie Murphy’s 2002 sci-fi comedy is ambitious and has a good cast but […]

Feb, 28

Invisible Stripes *** (1939, George Raft, Jane Bryan, William Holden, Humphrey Bogart) – Classic Movie Review 5077

In the first of their two films together, George Raft and Humphrey Bogart make a good team as Cliff Taylor and Chuck Martin in director Lloyd Bacon’s interesting if routine 1939 film noir-style crime drama tale […]

Feb, 28

Broken Arrow **** (1950, James Stewart, Jeff Chandler, Debra Paget) – Classic Movie Review 5076

Director Delmer Daves’s 1950 classic stars James Stewart as disillusioned white American Tom Jeffords, who makes peace with Apache chief Cochise (Oscar-nominee Jeff Chandler), in a first-rate Fifties new man Western, much in the vein […]

Feb, 27

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