Derek Winnert

"The Review's Better Than The Film"

Dance, Fools, Dance *** (1931, Joan Crawford, Clark Gable, Lester Vail, William Bakewell, Cliff Edwards) – Classic Movie Review 5784

Joan Crawford picked Clark Gable as her leading man for Dance, Fools, Dance in 1931 because she found him attractive and, though both married, they immediately became lovers and remained friends for the rest of […]

Jul, 18 · in Reviews

Naughty Marietta **** (1935, Jeanette MacDonald, Nelson Eddy, Frank Morgan, Elsa Lanchester) – Classic Movie Review 5778

This 1935 movie of the 1910 operetta Victor Herbert (music) and Rida Johnson Young lyrics) gives Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy one of their best opportunities in the first of their series of very jolly, […]

Jul, 18 · in Reviews

Dancing Lady *** (1933, Joan Crawford, Clark Gable, Fred Astaire, Franchot Tone) – Classic Movie Review 5783

A lovely cast spruces up director Robert Z Leonard’s fizzy 1933 musical romantic comedy, with a dancing Joan Crawford choosing between romeos Clark Gable and Franchot Tone, while hoofing it with débuting Fred Astaire (as […]

Jul, 18

Forsaking All Others *** (1934, Clark Gable, Joan Crawford, Robert Montgomery) – Classic Movie Review 5782

Director W S Van Dyke II’s 1934 MGM success pairs the irresistible screen star couple of Clark Gable and Joan Crawford in another fast-moving, enjoyable screwball romantic comedy drama. Mary Clay (Crawford) is abandoned at […]

Jul, 17

Love on the Run *** (1936, Joan Crawford, Clark Gable, Franchot Tone, Reginald Owen) – Classic Movie Review 5781

Producer-director W S Van Dyke II’s 1936 MGM romantic comedy again pairs the irresistible couple of Clark Gable and Joan Crawford in a fast-moving, enjoyable screwball farce, following their hit with Forsaking All Others (1934). Here […]

Jul, 17

The Dark Half ** (1992, Timothy Hutton, Amy Madigan, Michael Rooker, Julie Harris, Royal Dano, Robert Joy) – Classic Movie Review 5780

Writer-director George A Romero works outside the comfort zone of his low-budget zombie Dawn of the Dead formula with his intriguing, ambitious but messy 1992 film version of Stephen King’s 1989 novel, the second best-selling book […]

Jul, 17

Day of the Dead *** (1985, Lori Cardille, Terry Alexander, Jarlath Conroy, Joseph Pilato) – Classic Movie Review 5779

Lori Cardille, Terry Alexander, Jarlath Conroy and Joseph Pilato star in this breathtakingly gory 1985 climax to writer-director George A Romero’s first three zombie films, which is too chatty for its own good, preferring to […]

Jul, 17

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