Derek Winnert

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Midnight ***** (1939, Claudette Colbert, Don Ameche, John Barrymore, Francis Lederer, Mary Astor) – Classic Movie Review 5178

Director Mitchell Leisen’s delicious 1939 movie bon-bon is the very essence of sophisticated wit and polish. The first-rate cast sparkles as much as production designer Hans Dreier’s luminous sets of Paris. It may be the […]

Mar, 19

42nd Street ***** (1933, Warner Baxter, Ruby Keeler, Bebe Daniels, George Brent, Una Merkel, Guy Kibbee, Dick Powell, Ginger Rogers) – Classic Movie Review 3057

Director Lloyd Bacon’s 1933 movie virtually created, certainly established for all time the clichés of the backstage musical genre. Despite its great, venerable age, 42nd Street is still faster, funnier and brighter – and simply just […]

Nov, 14

The Pleasure Garden *** (1925, Virginia Valli, Carmelita Geraghty, Miles Mander, John Stuart) – Classic Movie Review 2104

In June 2013, nine restored versions of Alfred Hitchcock’s early silent films, including his 1925 first completed film as director, The Pleasure Garden, were shown at the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Harvey Theatre. Known as […]

Jan, 23

Pal Joey ***½ (1957, Rita Hayworth, Frank Sinatra, Kim Novak) – Classic Movie Review 1168

Director George Sidney’s 1957 film musical is a good but annoyingly far from ideal version of the legendary Richard Rodgers-Lorenz Hart 1940 Broadway show. Frank Sinatra takes over Gene Kelly’s stage role as the womanising […]

May, 02

The Old Dark House **** (1932, Boris Karloff, Melvyn Douglas, Charles Laughton, Gloria Stuart) – Classic Movie Review 1036

Director James Whale’s quite brilliant and deservedly renowned and honoured 1932 old dark comedy chiller is adapted from J B Priestley’s novel Benighted (published in America as The Old Dark House). In the story, two […]

Apr, 01

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