Derek Winnert

"The Review's Better Than The Film"

The Dead Zone **** (1983, Christopher Walken, Brooke Adams, Tom Skerritt, Herbert Lom, Anthony Zerbe, Colleen Dewhurst, Martin Sheen) – Classic Movie Review 5261

‘He can see the future. But can he escape it? ‘ David Cronenberg’s eerie 1983 movie version of Stephen King’s seminal 1979 sci-fi horror thriller novel boasts a performance of unusual, quiet dignity from Christopher […]

Apr, 06 · in Uncategorized

Deadlier than the Male ** (1967, Richard Johnson, Elke Sommer, Sylva Koscina, Nigel Green, Suzanna Leigh) – Classic Movie Review 5260

Director Ralph Thomas’s 1967 British thriller is a rather desperate attempt to bring classic author Sapper’s hero Bulldog Drummond alive and kicking into the swinging Sixties. Nigel Green plays criminal mastermind Carl Petersen, who is […]

Apr, 06 · in Uncategorized

Deadline at Dawn **** (1946, Susan Hayward, Paul Lukas, Bill Williams, Osa Massen, Lola Lane, Joseph Calleia) – Classic Movie Review 5259

This 1946 thriller is the sole movie direction effort of Harold Clurman, luminary and co-founder of the renowned New York-based collective Group Theater that ran from 1932 to 1941. Another member of the Group Theater, the […]

Apr, 06

Edge of Eternity *** (1959, Cornel Wilde, Victoria Shaw, Edgar Buchanan, Mickey Shaughnessy, Jack Elam) – Classic Movie Review 5258

Director Don Siegel’s 1959 adventure stars Cornel Wilde as Arizona deputy sheriff Les Martin, who is hunting for the killer of the boss of a gold mine whose ingots went missing, part of a sequence […]

Apr, 05

T-Men **** (1947, Dennis O’Keefe, Alfred Ryder, Mary Meade, Wallace Ford, June Lockhart, Charles McGraw, Jane Randolph) – Classic Movie Review 5257

Director Anthony Mann’s punchy, complex and intelligent 1947 B-movie crime thriller stars little-remembered Dennis O’Keefe, who brings a zesty star turn as a T-man to a story about a couple of American Treasury agents (O’Keefe […]

Apr, 05

Johnny Allegro **** (1949, George Raft, George Macready, Nina Foch, Will Geer) – Classic Movie Review 5256

Director Ted Tetzlaff’s excellent 1949 film noir crime thriller stars George Raft as shady former crook Johnny Allegro, who escaped from Sing Sing prison but has now gone straight as a Los Angeles hotel lobby […]

Apr, 05

Johnny Angel **** (1945, George Raft, Claire Trevor, Signe Hasso) – Classic Movie Review 5255

Director Edwin L Marin’s excellent 1945 film noir crime thriller stars George Raft as Johnny Angel, a sea captain who solves his father’s murder, finds who hijacked and stole his dad’s boat cargo of gold […]

Apr, 05

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