Derek Winnert

"The Review's Better Than The Film"

The Little Princess *** (1939, Shirley Temple, Richard Greene, Anita Louise, Cesar Romero, Mary Nash, E E Clive) – Classic Movie Review 5187

Director Walter Lang’s 1939 musical comedy family drama stars Shirley Temple, who bursts into colour for the first time in films – and glorious Technicolor at that! – and that seems to have inspired one […]

Mar, 22 · in Reviews

Man in the Dark *** (1953, Edmond O’Brien, Audrey Totter, Ted de Corsia) – Classic Movie Review 5186

Director Lew Landers’s 1953 film noir thriller stars the always excellent Edmond O’Brien, Audrey Totter and Ted de Corsia, is filmed in 3D and is based on a story by Henry Altimus and Tom Van […]

Mar, 21 · in Reviews

Inferno **** (1953, Robert Ryan, William Lundigan, Rhonda Fleming) – Classic Movie Review 5185

Director Roy Ward Baker’s taut and suspenseful 1953 thriller Inferno is notable as 20th Century Fox’s first, successful, if belated, move into making the then popular 3D movies. It stars Rhonda Fleming as scheming wife Geraldine […]

Mar, 21

Gorilla at Large *** (1954, Cameron Mitchell, Anne Bancroft, Lee J Cobb, Lee Marvin, Raymond Burr) – Classic Movie Review 5184

‘You’ve always been this alert, Shaughnessy?’ – Lee J Cobb playing Detective Sergeant Garrison. ‘Always on my toes!’- Lee Marvin as Policeman Shaughnessy. ‘Well, get off ’em. You’re a cop, not a ballet dancer.’ – Detective Sergeant […]

Mar, 21

Graffiti Bridge ** (1990, Prince, Morris Day, Ingrid Chavez, Mavis Staples) – Classic Movie Review 5183

‘Are there really angels, or are they just in our minds? It all comes out in the wash… in time.’ – The Kid. Writer, director and star Prince follows up his hits Purple Rain (1984) and Under the […]

Mar, 20

Presenting Lily Mars *** (1943, Judy Garland, Van Heflin, Fay Bainter, Richard Carlson, Marta Eggerth, Spring Byington, Bob Crosby, Tommy Dorsey) – Classic Movie Review 5182

Director Norman Taurog’s 1943 musical comes with the kudos of presenting Judy Garland, aged 19, in a cute and amiable small-time MGM show with an attempt at extra added class, which only proves a few […]

Mar, 20

Sweet Dreams **** (1985, Jessica Lange, Ed Harris, Ann Wedgeworth) – Classic Movie Review 5181

Director Karel Reisz’s 1985 biopic stars the highly estimable Jessica Lange, who impersonates Fifties country singer Patsy Cline (and mimes to her recordings) in one of the best performances of her career in an extremely […]

Mar, 20

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