Derek Winnert

"The Review's Better Than The Film"

Tokyo Joe *** (1949, Humphrey Bogart, Florence Marly, Alexander Knox, Sessue Hayakawa, Jerome Courtland, Gordon Jones) – Classic Movie Review 5068

Director Stuart Heisler’s 1949 thriller stars Humphrey Bogart as American veteran Joe Barrett, who returns to Tokyo after World War Two to try to resume his life as part-owner of a jazz bar, Tokyo Joe’s. But […]

Feb, 26 · in Reviews

King of the Underworld *** (1939, Humphrey Bogart, Kay Francis, James Stephenson) – Classic Movie Review 5067

‘EXCITEMENT…WITH THE SILENCERS OFF!’ Director Lewis Seiler’s 1939 Warner Bros thriller stars Humphrey Bogart and Kay Francis and is based on the story Dr Socrates by W R Burnett. Francis stars as Dr Carol Nelson, […]

Feb, 26 · in Reviews

Robbery **** (1967, Stanley Baker, James Booth, Frank Finlay, Joanna Pettet, Barry Foster) – Classic Movie Review 5066

Director Peter Yates’s tremendous 1967 British crime movie stars Stanley Baker as tough guy Paul Clifton, who leads a gang of Sixties crooks in a great train robbery  on the Glasgow to London overnight mail service, […]

Feb, 26

Brother Orchid *** (1940, Edward G Robinson, Humphrey Bogart, Donald Crisp, Ann Sothern, Ralph Bellamy, Allen Jenkins, Cecil Kellaway) – Classic Movie Review 5065

Director Lloyd Bacon’s 1940 Warner Bros gangster movie stars Edward G Robinson, Humphrey Bogart, Donald Crisp, Ann Sothern, Ralph Bellamy, Allen Jenkins, and Cecil Kellaway. Robinson plays racket boss mobster Little John Sarto who returns […]

Feb, 26

Black Legion ***½ (1937, Humphrey Bogart, Erin O’Brien Moore, Dick Foran, Ann Sheridan, Robert Barrat, John Litel) – Classic Movie Review 5064

Director Archie Mayo’s nifty 1936 Warner Bros social drama stars Humphrey Bogart as a low-level car factory worker, hard-working machinist Frank Taylor, who is overlooked for a promotion to foreman in favour of a Polish-born worker […]

Feb, 26

Don Q, Son of Zorro **** (1925, Douglas Fairbanks Sr, Mary Astor, Donald Crisp, Jack McDonald, Jean Hersholt, Warner Oland) – Classic Movie Review 5063

Director Donald Crisp’s fondly regarded 1925 silent semi-classic adventure movie is a notable showcase for Douglas Fairbanks Sr near the peak of his form. Following up his 1920 hit The Mark of Zorro, Fairbanks Sr […]

Feb, 25

Don Juan **** (1926, John Barrymore, Mary Astor, Warner Oland, Estelle Taylor, Myrna Loy, Phyllis Haver) – Classic Movie Review 5062

‘The Scientific Marvel VITAPHONE Presentation FAMED OPERATIC AND MUSICAL ARTISTS…and JOHN BARRYMORE in DON JUAN. ‘ Director Alan Crosland’s 1926 classic stars John Barrymore, whose thrilling silent swashbuckler was the first film to be released […]

Feb, 25

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