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My Cousin Rachel ***½ (2017, Rachel Weisz, Sam Claflin, Iain Glen, Holliday Grainger) – Movie Review

Writer-director Roger Michell’s remake of Daphne Du Maurier’s novel, first filmed with Richard Burton and Olivia de Havilland in 1952, also as My Cousin Rachel, is a thoroughly enjoyable dark romance, successfully bringing out the enduring appeal of the […]

Jun, 09

Tammy, Tell Me True ** (1961, Sandra Dee, John Gavin, Charles Drake, Virginia Grey, Beulah Bondi) – Classic Movie Review 5513

Director Harry Keller’s 1961 follow-up film to the first hit Tammy and the Bachelor has Sandra Dee taking over from Debbie Reynolds as kind-hearted Tammy Tyree as she smirks and schmoozes her way through college, […]

May, 28

Gaby * (1956, Leslie Caron, John Kerr, Cedric Hardwicke) – Classic Movie Review 5426

Director Curtis Bernhardt’s anaemic, artificial and preposterous 1956 romantic drama stars Leslie Caron as ballerina Gaby, who goes from dizzy happiness to contemplating suicide after her lover is apparently killed in the D-Day landings. This […]

May, 10

Jassy ***½ (1947, Margaret Lockwood, Patricia Roc, Dennis Price, Basil Sydney, Dermot Walsh) – Classic Movie Review 5424

Director Bernard Knowles’s 1947 British romance stars Margaret Lockwood, who throws herself eagerly and with gay abandon into the role of the steamy, second-sighted gypsy Jassy Woodroofe, taken in as servant to Nick Helmar (Basil […]

May, 09

Chuck Berry: Hail! Hail! Rock ‘n’ Roll *** (1987, Chuck Berry, Keith Richards, Eric Clapton) – Classic Movie Review 5176

Director Taylor Hackford’s 1987 documentary is a flamboyant, thoroughly enjoyable salute to the seemingly immortal Chuck Berry, with archive footage from the early Fifties, fantastic interviews with Sixties survivors and the old rocker himself, plus footage […]

Mar, 19

The Adventures of PC 49 *** (1949, Hugh Latimer, John Penrose, Annette D Simmonds) – Classic Movie Review 5080

Director Godfrey Grayson’s 1949 British second feature thriller is a fun Hammer Films studio adaptation of the popular BBC radio serial of the late Forties and early Fifties. Hugh Latimer plays the famous British radio […]

Feb, 28

Don Juan **** (1926, John Barrymore, Mary Astor, Warner Oland, Estelle Taylor, Myrna Loy, Phyllis Haver) – Classic Movie Review 5062

‘The Scientific Marvel VITAPHONE Presentation FAMED OPERATIC AND MUSICAL ARTISTS…and JOHN BARRYMORE in DON JUAN. ‘ Director Alan Crosland’s 1926 classic stars John Barrymore, whose thrilling silent swashbuckler was the first film to be released […]

Feb, 25

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