Derek Winnert

"The Review's Better Than The Film"

Ten Cents a Dance *** (1931, Barbara Stanwyck, Monroe Owsley, Ricardo Cortez) – Classic Movie Review 4978

The actor Lionel Barrymore directs Barbara Stanwyck in his 1931 drama as Barbara O’Neill, a taxi dancer hostess in the Palais de Dance (‘All you need is a ticket and some courage,’ she tells a […]

Feb, 02 · in Uncategorized

Highway Dragnet ** (1954, Richard Conte, Joan Bennett, Wanda Hendrix, Reed Hadley) – Classic Movie Review 4977

Director Nathan Juran’s 1954 film noir thriller stars Richard Conte as James Henry, a US Marine hitch-hiker, a Korean War veteran, who is picked up by driving freelance magazine fashion photographer Mrs. Cummings (Joan Bennett) […]

Feb, 01 · in Uncategorized

Forbidden *** (1953, Tony Curtis, Joanne Dru, Lyle Bettger, Marvin Miller) – Classic Movie Review 4976

Director Rudolph Maté’s 1953 romantic film noir crime drama provides a good change of pace for its star Tony Curtis, who wears suits for a change, as a hood called Eddie Darrow who is hired by […]

Feb, 01

Forbidden *** (1932, Barbara Stanwyck, Adolphe Menjou, Ralph Bellamy) – Classic Movie Review 4975

Co-writer/ director Frank Capra’s 1932 love-triangle romantic drama stars Barbara Stanwyck as librarian Lulu Smith, who takes a cruise to Cuba and becomes lawyer Bob Grover (Adolphe Menjou)’s lover. He turns out to be a […]

Feb, 01

Jeopardy *** (1953, Barbara Stanwyck, Barry Sullivan, Ralph Meeker) – Classic Movie Review 4974

Director John Sturges’s 1953 thriller stars Barbara Stanwyck as a panic-stricken woman called Helen Stilwin, who seeks help from an escaped convict killer (Ralph Meeker) when her husband (Barry Sullivan) is injured beside the beach […]

Feb, 01

To Please a Lady *** (1950, Clark Gable, Barbara Stanwyck, Adolphe Menjou, Roland Winters, Will Geer) – Classic Movie Review 4972

‘MGM’s thrill-a-minute romance of a daredevil and a darling!’ Producer-director Clarence Brown’s 1950 romantic comedy adventure drama teams Clark Gable with Barbara Stanwyck, and the star power of these two big charmers maybe just past […]

Jan, 31

To the Devil a Daughter *** (1976, Richard Widmark, Christopher Lee, Honor Blackman, Denholm Elliott, Michael Goodliffe, Nastassja Kinski, Anthony Valentine) – Classic Movie Review 4973

Freely adapted from the novel by Dennis Wheatley, director Peter Sykes’s 1976 movie is an interesting but sometimes clumsy and rather poorly produced Hammer horror opus, redeemed by the complicated plot and strong performances from an […]

Jan, 31

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