Derek Winnert

Posts Tagged "based on novel"

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The Devil’s Hairpin *** (1957, Cornel Wilde, Jean Wallace, Arthur Franz, Mary Astor, Paul Fix) – Classic Movie Review 5345

This 1957 car racing drama, filmed in Technicolor and VistaVision is a credit to Cornel Wilde (aka Kornél Lajos Weisz), who wears four different hats here as star, producer, co-writer and director. He produces for […]

Apr, 26

Inspiration ** (1931, Greta Garbo, Robert Montgomery, Lewis Stone) – Classic Movie Review 5322

Producer-director Clarence Brown’s rarely shown 1931 MGM movie is a plush but uninspired romantic vehicle for the great Greta Garbo. She stars as Yvonne Valbret, a Parisian bohemian artists’ model who has to say goodbye […]

Apr, 19

Inside Daisy Clover ***½ (1965, Natalie Wood, Christopher Plummer, Robert Redford, Ruth Gordon, Roddy McDowall) – Classic Movie Review 5308

Co- producer/ director Robert Mulligan’s polished 1965 Hollywood satire drama stars a fine team in Natalie Wood, Christopher Plummer, Robert Redford, Ruth Gordon, and Roddy McDowall. Ruth Gordon won a Golden Globe as Best Supporting Actress […]

Apr, 17

Night of the Ghouls * (1959, Kenne Duncan, Duke Moore, Tor Johnson, Paul Marco, Criswell) – Classic Movie Review 5287

This astoundingly awful 1959 horror and sci-fi mixture is another ghoulishly ghastly movie from writer-producer-director Edward D Wood Jr, ever renowned as the maker of the world’s most enjoyable worst movie, Plan 9 from Outer […]

Apr, 14

Edge of Doom ** (1950, Dana Andrews, Farley Granger, Joan Evans, Robert Keith, Paul Stewart, Mala Powers) – Classic Movie Review 5273

Farley Granger stars as disturbed young Martin Lynn who has a conscience attack after he kills a priest in director Mark Robson’s peculiar 1950 religious film noir thriller, based on a novel by Leo Brady, […]

Apr, 10

Hôtel du Nord ***** (1938, Annabella, Louis Jouvet, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Arletty) – Classic Movie Review 5271

Director Marcel Carné’s fine, poetic 1938 film study of life’s flotsam and jetsam in a tatty Paris hotel near the canal Saint-Martin is one of his finest films, with Arletty as Raymonde, a spirited prostitute […]

Apr, 09

City of Tiny Lights *** (2016, Riz Ahmed, Billie Piper, James Floyd, Cush Jumbo, Roshan Seth) – Movie Review

Riz Ahmed impresses again, lighting up the screen as urban London Asian private eye Tommy Akhtar, who is hired by local prostitute Melody (Cush Jumbo) to find her missing hooker flat-mate and is plunged into a dangerous […]

Apr, 08


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