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Dandy Dick ** (1935, Will Hay, Nancy Burne, Esmond Knight) – Classic Movie Review 5827

Will Hay rose to prominence in his fourth film as the gentleman vicar, the Reverend Richard Jedd, falsely accused of racehorse nobbling, in this mild-mannered but still amusing farce adapted from Sir Arthur Wing Pinero’s fine […]

Jul, 30

The Mysterious Dr Fu Manchu **** (1929, Warner Oland, Jean Arthur, Neil Hamilton, O P Heggie, William Austin) – Classic Movie Review 5820

‘DANGER – MYSTERY THRILLS You’ll never forget.’ Warner Oland stars in Paramount’s 1929 chiller as Sax Rohmer’s evil Chinese criminal mastermind Dr Fu Manchu, who sets out to avenge the death of his wife and […]

Jul, 28

Sherlock Holmes [Moriarty] **** (1922, John Barrymore, Roland Young, Carol Dempster, Gustav von Seyffertitz) – Classic Movie Review 5815

Director Albert Parker’s classic 1922 American silent mystery thriller stars John Barrymore as Sherlock Holmes, Roland Young as Dr John Watson, Gustav von Seyffertitz as Professor Moriarty, Carol Dempster as Alice Faulkner and Louis Wolheim as Moriarty’s henchman Craigin. It marks the screen debuts of William Powell […]

Jul, 27

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


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