Derek Winnert

"The Review's Better Than The Film"

David and Bathsheba ** (1951, Gregory Peck, Susan Hayward, Raymond Massey, Kieron Moore) – Classic Movie Review 5495

Director Henry King’s 1951 biblical film is the second book of Samuel according to screen-writer Philip Dunne, producer Darryl F Zanuck and the 20th Century Fox studio. It was nominated for five Oscars – Best […]

May, 24 · in Uncategorized

I’ll Cry Tomorrow **** (1955, Susan Hayward, Richard Conte, Eddie Albert, Jo Van Fleet, Don Taylor, Ray Danton) – Classic Movie Review 5492

Director Daniel Mann’s 1955 movie provide a great showcase for Susan Hayward, who won the Best Actress award at the Cannes Film Festival in 1956 and was Oscar-nominated for her rousing, career-best performance as Lillian Roth, the real-life Thirties […]

May, 24 · in Uncategorized

Beachhead **** (1954, Tony Curtis, Frank Lovejoy, Mary Murphy, Eduard Franz) – Classic Movie Review 5491

Director Stuart Heisler’s gritty, extremely decent little 1954 wartime action thriller unusually has a speaking cast of only seven, with just one woman – Tony Curtis, Frank Lovejoy, Mary Murphy, Eduard Franz, Skip Homeier, John […]

May, 24

The Sea Wolves *** (1980, Gregory Peck, Roger Moore, David Niven, Trevor Howard) – Classic Movie Review 5490

Director Andrew V McLaglen and producer Euan Lloyd’s similar spirited 1980 follow-up to The Wild Geese (1978) stars Gregory Peck, Roger Moore, David Niven and Trevor Howard, the esteemed veterans with a then combined age […]

May, 24

The Wild Geese **** (1978, Richard Burton, Roger Moore, Richard Harris, Hardy Kruger, Stewart Granger, Jack Watson, Frank Finlay, Kenneth Griffith, Barry Foster) – Classic Movie Review 5489

Director Andrew V McLaglen’s intense, realistic and enjoyable 1978 all-star British blood-and-guts war adventure movie stars Richard Burton, Roger Moore, Richard Harris and Hardy Kruger as Colonel Allen Faulkener, Lieutenant Shawn Fynn and Captain Rafer […]

May, 24

Baywatch * (2017, Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, Priyanka Chopra, Kelly Rohrbach, Alexandra Daddario) – Movie Review

Dwayne Johnson stars as hard-man lifeguard Mitch Buchannon, who clashes with brash, conceited new beach boy recruit Matt Brody (Zac Efron). But then together they uncover a criminal plot by drugs villainess Victoria Leeds (Priyanka Chopra). Yes […]

May, 23

‘Neath the Arizona Skies **½ (1934, John Wayne, Sheila Terry, Shirley Jean Rickert, George ‘Gabby’ Hayes, Yakima Canutt) – Classic Movie Review 5488

Director Harry L Fraser’s 1934 Monogram movie is another low-budget formula Western, with John Wayne as Chris Morrell, the protector of a little half-Indian girl called Nina (Shirley Jean Rickert), who is heiress to rich […]

May, 23

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