Derek Winnert

"The Review's Better Than The Film"

Dear Ruth *** (1947, Joan Caulfield, William Holden, Mona Freeman, Billy DeWolfe, Edward Arnold) – Classic Movie Review 5828

Director William D Russell’s lightly entertaining 1947 film is a stage to screen transfer of Norman Krasna’s Broadway theatre  hit about a political activist teenage schoolgirl called Miriam Wilkins (Mona Freeman) who writes torrid love letters […]

Jul, 30 · in Uncategorized

Dandy Dick ** (1935, Will Hay, Nancy Burne, Esmond Knight) – Classic Movie Review 5827

Will Hay rose to prominence in his fourth film as the gentleman vicar, the Reverend Richard Jedd, falsely accused of racehorse nobbling, in this mild-mannered but still amusing farce adapted from Sir Arthur Wing Pinero’s fine […]

Jul, 30 · in Uncategorized

Boys on the Side *** (1995, Whoopi Goldberg, Mary-Louise Parker, Drew Barrymore, Matthew McConaughy, James Remar, Billy Wirth) – Classic Movie Review 5826

Whoopi Goldberg, Mary-Louise Parker and Drew Barrymore star as three very different women who share a cross-country car trip to escape their lousy lives and rotten menfolk and/or emotional vacuums in a big heartwarming, bitter-sweet […]

Jul, 29

Boys Will Be Boys **** (1935, Will Hay, Gordon Harker, Jimmy Hanley) – Classic Movie Review 5825

Director William Beaudine’s 1935 British public school (ie private school) comedy is a vintage treat, with the first screen appearance of Will Hay in his famous schoolmaster role. The satirical writings of J B Morton […]

Jul, 29

Old Bones of the River **** (1938, Will Hay, Moore Marriott, Graham Moffatt) – Classic Movie Review 5824

Director Marcel Varnel’s 1938 British vintage comedy is wicked fun with Will Hay and his cronies Moore Marriott and Graham Moffatt trying to spread knowledge among African natives. Marriott Edgar, Val Guest and J O C […]

Jul, 29

Sanders of the River *** (1935, Paul Robeson, Leslie Banks, Nina Mae McKinney) – Classic Movie Review 5823

Leslie Banks stars as Edgar Wallace’s British colonial District Commissioner in Nigeria R G Sanders, who captures bad guys Lieutenant Tibbets (Robert Cochran) and J Ferguson (Martin Walker, who have sold guns and gin to the natives. […]

Jul, 29

Coast of Skeletons ** (1965, Richard Todd, Marianne Koch, Dale Robertson) – Classic Movie Review 5822

Re-creating his role from the first film, Richard Todd again gives a dependably solid turn as dogged district commissioner Inspector Harry Sanders in director Robert Lynn’s once more rather uninspired and dully written 1965 British-South […]

Jul, 29

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