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Up the Junction *** (1968, Suzy Kendall, Dennis Waterman, Adrienne Posta, Maureen Lipman, Michael Gothard, Liz Fraser, Hylda Baker, Alfie Bass) – Classic Movie Review 5897

Director Peter Collinson’s 1968 movie adaptation of Nell Dunn’s famous 1963 book and Ken Loach’s classic BBC TV adaptation of 1965 was popular but did not spark the kind of controversy or impact that they did. This Sixties […]

Aug, 11

Little Lord Fauntleroy **** (1921, Mary Pickford, Claude Gillingwater, Joseph J Dowling) – Classic Movie Review 5227

Directors Alfred E Green and Jack Pickford’s 1921 children’s film finds Mary Pickford starring in a double role and the silent film superstar was a big hit playing both little 12-year-old Cedric Errol (‘Ceddie’), aka Little […]

Apr, 01

A Damsel in Distress ***½ (1937, Fred Astaire, Joan Fontaine, George Burns, Gracie Allen) – Classic Movie Review 5113

After so many films together, Ginger Rogers wanted a rest from acting, singing and dancing with Fred Astaire, so the RKO studio matched him together with a decorative and appealing Joan Fontaine. Alas that turns […]

Mar, 06

Reckless *** (1935, Jean Harlow, William Powell, Franchot Tone, May Robson) – Classic Movie Review 4942

Director Victor Fleming’s 1935 MGM musical melodrama stars Jean Harlow, who plays a theatre star whose career is endangered by the scandal of her husband’s suicide. The tale uncomfortably is plucked by producer David O […]

Jan, 26

The Notebook **** (2004, Rachel McAdams, James Garner, Gena Rowlands, Ryan Gosling, James Marsden, Joan Allen, Sam Shepard) – Classic Movie Review 4765

Nicholas Sparks’s famous 1996 romantic epic novel arrives on screen in 2004 courtesy director Nick Cassavetes and a screenplay by Jeremy Leven (adaptation by Jan Sardi). Incredibly popular as the 15th highest-grossing romantic drama film of all time, and […]

Dec, 06

A Handful of Dust **** (1988, James Wilby, Kristin Scott Thomas, Rupert Graves, Anjelica Huston, Judi Dench, Alec Guinness, Stephen Fry) – Classic Movie Review 2641

Director Charles Sturridge, who directed 11 episodes of the 1981 classic TV mini-series Brideshead Revisited, tackles another of Evelyn Waugh’s novels for the big screen in 1988. This sleek and satisfying film version of Waugh’s 1934 A […]

Jun, 26

The Man in Grey **** (1943, Margaret Lockwood, James Mason, Stewart Granger, Phyllis Calvert) – Classic Movie Review 1336

Co-writer/director Leslie Arliss’s famous 1943 Gainsborough melodrama showcases the studio’s two biggest female stars Margaret Lockwood and Phyllis Calvert alongside their two biggest male stars James Mason and Stewart Granger to great advantage. The film […]

Jun, 18

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