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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

Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk ** (2016, Joe Alwyn, Garrett Hedlund, Arturo Castro, Vin Diesel, Kristen Stewart, Chris Tucker, Steve Martin) – Movie Review

Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk is a likeable, well-meaning and honourable movie. But, meticulously made and interesting though it is, it must count as a talky semi-failure of a film from Ang Lee, his first […]

Feb, 19

The Virginian *** (2000, Bill Pullman, Diane Lane, John Savage, Dennis Weaver, James Drury) – Classic Movie Review 4881

Co-producer/ star Bill Pullman directs himself as rancher hero The Virginian in this stalwart, well-acted fifth filming of the famous classic Owen Wister Western yarn, adapted as a 2000 TV movie by writer Larry Gross. […]

Jan, 12

Let George Do It ***½ (1940, George Formby, Phyllis Calvert, Garry Marsh, Romney Brent, Bernard Lee, Coral Browne, Torin Thatcher) – Classic Movie Review 4874

Director Marcel Varnel’s 1940 British black-and-white comedy musical war film stars George Formby as George Hepplewhite, a daft ukulele playing concert-party member, who mistakes Bergen, Norway, for Blackpool, England. Having taken the wrong boat and […]

Jan, 11

Fabian of the Yard *** (1954, Bruce Seton, Sarah Churchill, Richard Pearson, Gwen Cherrell, Diana Beaumont, Margaret Boyd) – Classic Movie Review 4595

Director Edward Thompson and co-director/ producer Antony Beauchamp’s 1954 British police procedural thriller stars Bruce Seton as the real-life Scotland Yard Superintendent Robert Fabian. Taken from Fabian’s autobiographical book of memoirs, this trio of stories from […]

Nov, 06

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