Derek Winnert

"The Review's Better Than The Film"

Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold * (1986, Richard Chamberlain, Sharon Stone, James Earl Jones, Henry Silva) – Classic Movie Review 5637

Director Gary Nelson’s  lacklustre, low-budget 1986 sequel to 1985’s King Solomon’s Mines brings Richard Chamberlain back as H Rider Haggard’s hero Allan Quatermain, this time off to Africa to find his vanished brother Robeson Quatermain (Martin […]

Jun, 19 · in Uncategorized

King Solomon’s Mines * (1985, Richard Chamberlain, Sharon Stone, Herbert Lom) – Classic Movie Review 5636

Richard Chamberlain (as white hunter Allan Quatermain), Sharon Stone as resourceful Jesse Huston, Herbert Lom as Colonel Bockner and John Rhys-Davies as Dogati are the stars in Golan-Globus’s Cannon Group’s tasteless 1985 rehash of H Rider Haggard’s vintage […]

Jun, 19 · in Uncategorized

Tread Softly Stranger *** (1958, George Baker, Terence Morgan, Diana Dors) – Classic Movie Review 5635

Director Gordon Parry’s underrated realist 1958 British thriller stars George Baker and Terence Morgan as English North country industrial town brothers Johnny and Dave Mansell, both in love with the irresistibly sexy temptress Calico (Diana […]

Jun, 19

King Solomon’s Mines **** (1950, Stewart Granger, Deborah Kerr, Richard Carlson, Hugo Haas, Siriaque) – Classic Movie Review 5634

MGM’s very smoothly made and exciting double Oscar-winning Technicolor 1950 remake of the H Rider Haggard romantic adventure novel is mostly filmed on spectacular locations in Africa (the Congo, Kenya and Tanzania) and is graced […]

Jun, 19

King Solomon’s Mines **** (1937, Paul Robeson, Roland Young, John Loder, Anna Lee) – Classic Movie Review 5633

Paul Robeson’s superlative performance (he even gets to sing) as hunter guide Umbopa, a mysterious exiled African chief who helps the explorers in their quest, lights up director Robert Stevenson’s 1937 British movie of the […]

Jun, 19

Gift of Gab *** (1934, Edmund Lowe, Gloria Stuart, Ruth Etting, Ethel Waters, Victor Moore, Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi) – Classic Movie Review 5632

Director Karl Freund’s 1934 comedy musical stars Edmund Lowe as obnoxiously conceited radio announcer personality Phillip Gabney, a man with the Gift of Gab — he can sell anyone anything — who annoys everyone else at […]

Jun, 19

So Dark the Night ***½ (1946, Steven Geray, Ann Codee, Micheline Cheirel, Eugene Borden, Egon Brecher, Helen Freeman) – Classic Movie Review 5631

Director Joseph H Lewis’s stylish 1946 low-budget noir thriller stars dashing Steven Geray as Henri Cassin, the Parisian copper who comes a cropper when he takes a takes a rare holiday at a small hotel […]

Jun, 18

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