Derek Winnert

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The Gypsy and the Gentlemen *** (1958, Melina Mercouri, Keith Michell, Flora Robson, Patrick McGoohan, June Laverick, Helen Haye, Lyndon Brook) – Classic Movie Review 5848

Director Joseph Losey’s 1958 movie is a lusty, opulent-looking, lip-smacking British throwback to The Wicked Lady school of romantic period melodramas, though in this just pre-British New Wave era this kind of movie was popular […]

Aug, 03

Meurtres [Three Sinners] **** (1950, Fernandel, Mireille Perrey, Jacques Varennes, Colette Mareuil, Jeanne Moreau) – Classic Movie Review 5836

Fernandel stars as a simple, good-natured French countryman, Noël Annequin, who wants to report to the police that he has poisoned his incurably ill, beloved wife, whom he cannot bear to see suffer any more, […]

Jul, 31

La vieille qui marchait dans la mer [The Old Lady Who Walked in the Sea] **** (1991, Jeanne Moreau, Michel Serrault, Luc Thuillier) – Classic Movie Review 5834

The old woman who walked in the sea at Guadeloupe is played by Jeanne Moreau, come there, along with her faithful companion Pompilius (Michel Serrault), to cure her arthritis and blackmail a businessman. Lady M’s […]

Jul, 31

Coast of Skeletons ** (1965, Richard Todd, Marianne Koch, Dale Robertson) – Classic Movie Review 5822

Re-creating his role from the first film, Richard Todd again gives a dependably solid turn as dogged district commissioner Inspector Harry Sanders in director Robert Lynn’s once more rather uninspired and dully written 1965 British-South […]

Jul, 29

Death Drums along the River ** (1963, Richard Todd, Marianne Koch, Albert Lieven, Walter Rilla) – Classic Movie Review 5821

Richard Todd gives a solid star turn as dogged British colonial district commissioner Inspector Harry Sanders in director Lawrence Huntington’s dully written, freely adapted 1963 remake of Edgar Wallace’s famous 1911 African adventure novel Sanders of […]

Jul, 29

Ten North Frederick ** (1958, Gary Cooper, Diane Varsi, Suzy Parker, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Tom Tully, Stuart Whitman) – Classic Movie Review 5798

Writer-director Philip Dunne’s 1958 20th Century Fox drama is based on the best-selling novel by John O’Hara. ‘JOHN O’HARA’S HOTLY-DISCUSSED BEST-SELLER…OF HOW THEY SINNED AGAINST EACH OTHER AND AGAINST THEMSELVES!’ Sounds interesting, doesn’t it? Oh, […]

Jul, 22

Robbery Under Arms *** (1957, Peter Finch, David McCallum, Ronald Lewis, Laurence Naismith) – 5793

Director Jack Lee’s 1957 Rank Organisation historical action adventure stars London-born Peter Finch, who returns to Australia, where he was brought up after the age of 10, to play, dashingly and appealingly, the notorious Captain Starlight, […]

Jul, 19

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