Derek Winnert

"The Review's Better Than The Film"

True Lies **** (1994, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jamie Lee Curtis, Bill Paxton, Art Malik, Tom Arnold) – Classic Movie Review 5071

So Arnold Schwarzenegger is the new James Bond in 1994, or at any rate somebody very like 007, in director James Cameron’s relentlessly paced, spoofy-toned, escapist gung-ho action thriller. Harry Tasker (Schwarzenegger) leads a double life […]

Feb, 27 · in Reviews

San Quentin **½ (1937, Pat O’Brien, Ann Sheridan, Humphrey Bogart) – Classic Movie Review 5070

Humphrey Bogart is in trouble again in prison – San Quentin – in director Lloyd Bacon’s moderate 1937 film noir-style jail movie, in which he plays hardened inmate ‘Red’ Kennedy, sentenced to jail for robbery. Meanwhile […]

Feb, 27 · in Reviews

The Amazing Dr Clitterhouse **** (1938, Edward G Robinson, Humphrey Bogart, Claire Trevor, Allen Jenkins, Donald Crisp) – Classic Movie Review 5069

Director Anatole Litvak’s 1938 black comedy gangster movie is based on the play by Barré Lyndon and stars Edward G Robinson, Humphrey Bogart, Claire Trevor, Allen Jenkins and Donald Crisp. Robinson enjoys himself greatly in […]

Feb, 26

Tokyo Joe *** (1949, Humphrey Bogart, Florence Marly, Alexander Knox, Sessue Hayakawa, Jerome Courtland, Gordon Jones) – Classic Movie Review 5068

Director Stuart Heisler’s 1949 thriller stars Humphrey Bogart as American veteran Joe Barrett, who returns to Tokyo after World War Two to try to resume his life as part-owner of a jazz bar, Tokyo Joe’s. But […]

Feb, 26

King of the Underworld *** (1939, Humphrey Bogart, Kay Francis, James Stephenson) – Classic Movie Review 5067

‘EXCITEMENT…WITH THE SILENCERS OFF!’ Director Lewis Seiler’s 1939 Warner Bros thriller stars Humphrey Bogart and Kay Francis and is based on the story Dr Socrates by W R Burnett. Francis stars as Dr Carol Nelson, […]

Feb, 26

Robbery **** (1967, Stanley Baker, James Booth, Frank Finlay, Joanna Pettet, Barry Foster) – Classic Movie Review 5066

Director Peter Yates’s tremendous 1967 British crime movie stars Stanley Baker as tough guy Paul Clifton, who leads a gang of Sixties crooks in a great train robbery  on the Glasgow to London overnight mail service, […]

Feb, 26

Brother Orchid *** (1940, Edward G Robinson, Humphrey Bogart, Donald Crisp, Ann Sothern, Ralph Bellamy, Allen Jenkins, Cecil Kellaway) – Classic Movie Review 5065

Director Lloyd Bacon’s 1940 Warner Bros gangster movie stars Edward G Robinson, Humphrey Bogart, Donald Crisp, Ann Sothern, Ralph Bellamy, Allen Jenkins, and Cecil Kellaway. Robinson plays racket boss mobster Little John Sarto who returns […]

Feb, 26

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