Derek Winnert

"The Review's Better Than The Film"

Test Pilot **** (1938, Clark Gable, Spencer Tracy, Myrna Loy, Lionel Barrymore) – Classic Movie Review 5481

Director Victor Fleming’s thrilling and splendidly romantic 1938 aviation adventure tale of machismo in the air, and romance and comedy on the ground is delivered with all of the vintage MGM studio’s polish and know-how. […]

May, 19 · in Reviews

The Big Trail **** (1930, John Wayne, Marguerite Churchill, El Brendel, Tully Marshall, Tyrone Power Sr) – Classic Movie Review 5480

John Wayne’s mentor and friend John Ford recommended him to director Raoul Walsh to star in this eventful, huge-budget epic 1930 Western as Breck Coleman, the wise scout of the wagon train of pioneers edging […]

May, 19 · in Reviews

Texas Cyclone ** (1932, Tim McCoy, John Wayne, Shirley Grey, Walter Brennan) – Classic Movie Review 5479

Director D Ross Lederman’s 1932 Columbia Pictures movie is a good-quality Tim McCoy B-movie Western, which gets a boost from a useful cast that includes the young John Wayne [aka Marion Morrison] as Steve Pickett, […]

May, 19

Texas Lady ** (1955, Claudette Colbert, Barry Sullivan, Ray Collins, Gregory Walcott, James Bell, Horace McMahon) – Classic Movie Review 5478

‘WOMANLY WILES WERE HER WEAPONS!’ Director Tim Whelan’s 1955 Western has a surprise star in Claudette Colbert, who plays Prudence Webb, a determined woman who gambles with riverboat gambler Chris Mooney (Barry Sullivan) to pay […]

May, 19

Bluebeard’s Eighth Wife *** (1938, Claudette Colbert, Gary Cooper, David Niven, Edward Everett Horton) – Classic Movie Review 5472

The vintage Alfred Savior play is dusted off in 1938 for Claudette Colbert as Nicole De Loiselle, the daughter of a poor French marquis (Edward Everett Horton), who wants to show her much-married American multi-millionaire […]

May, 18

Boom Town *** (1940, Clark Gable, Spencer Tracy, Claudette Colbert, Hedy Lamarr) – Classic Movie Review 5473

The MGM studio sent in its big star guns for producer Sam Zimbalist’s rousing and entertaining 1940 romantic adventure tale of oil-drilling folk. Clark Gable and Spencer Tracy play Big John McMasters and Square John Sand, wildcatter brawling […]

May, 18

The Bride Comes Home *** (1935, Claudette Colbert, Fred MacMurray, Robert Young) – Classic Movie Review 5474

Claudette Colbert stars as Jeannette Desmereau, a willful penniless socialite who cannot make up her mind whether to marry a smooth millionaire called Jack Bristow (Robert Young) or his tough bodyguard Cyrus Anderson (Fred MacMurray), in […]

May, 18

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