Derek Winnert

"The Review's Better Than The Film"

Blame It on Rio *** (1984, Michael Caine, Joseph Bologna, Valerie Harper, Michelle Johnson, Demi Moore) – Classic Movie Review 5909

Michael Caine is on commanding form as Matthew Hollis, a mixed-up middle-aged married man who starts a holiday romance in Rio with Jennifer (Michelle Johnson), the seductive teenage daughter of his libidinous best buddy Victor […]

Aug, 14 · in Reviews

Narrow Margin **** (1990, Gene Hackman, Anne Archer, James B Sikking, J T Walsh, M Emmet Walsh, Harris Yulin) – Classic Movie Review 5908

‘It will take you to the edge of suspense.’ Director Peter Hyams’s ultra-suspense 1990 thriller is a thrillingly exciting Nineties version of the 1952 RKO classic The Narrow Margin about a Los Angeles Deputy District […]

Aug, 13 · in Reviews

Island of Desire [Saturday Island] ** (1952, Linda Darnell, Tab Hunter, Donald Gray) – Classic Movie Review 5907

In World War Two, US Military hospital-ship Lieutenant Elizabeth Smythe (Linda Darnell) and US marine Corporal Michael J ‘Chicken’ Dugan (Tab Hunter) find their wartime hospital boat hits a mine in the South Pacific. But they are swept […]

Aug, 13

Baby Face Nelson *** (1957, Mickey Rooney, Cedric Hardwicke, Carolyn Jones, Chris Dark, Ted De Corsia, John Hoyt, Anthony Caruso, Jack Elam) – Classic Movie Review 5906

‘Don’t see it unless your nerves are bullet proof!’ Director Don Siegel’s sizzling 1957 gangster thriller and crime biopic provides a great part for Mickey Rooney in a career-changing role. Unlikely though Rooney is as […]

Aug, 13

Tarzan and the Amazons *** (1945, Johnny Weissmuller, Brenda Joyce, Johnny Sheffield, Maria Ouspenskaya, Barton MacLane, Henry Stephenson) – Classic Movie Review 5905

‘ STRANGE ADVENTURE…in the secret wonder city of pagan forest maidens.’ Johnny Weissmuller stars again in RKO’s 1945 adventure as Tarzan, who this time looks after a tribe of women in a hidden Amazon valley threatened […]

Aug, 13

Tarzan’s Magic Fountain *** (1949, Lex Barker, Brenda Joyce, Albert Dekker, Evelyn Ankers) – Classic Movie Review 5904

‘New Daring! New Dangers!’ Director Lee Sholem’s robust 1949 RKO adventure is the first and best of the 6’4″ blond, virile Lex Barker’s five films as Edgar Rice Burroughs’s Ape Man, in which he protects […]

Aug, 13

Away All Boats *** (1956, Jeff Chandler, George Nader, Julie Adams, Lex Barker) – Classic Movie Review 5903

Jeff Chandler, George Nader and ex-Tarzan Lex Barker provide the beefcake muscle and Julie Adams the cheesecake glamour for director Joseph Pevney’s 1956 Universal Pictures Second World War naval drama, focusing on the crew of […]

Aug, 13

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