Derek Winnert

Posts Tagged "dance"

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Born to Dance **** (1936, Eleanor Powell, James Stewart, Virginia Bruce) – Classic Movie Review 5921

Three sailors (James Stewart, Sid Silvers, Buddy Ebsen) and captain Walburn meet four gals (Eleanor Powell, Virginia Bruce, Una Merkel and Frances Langford) at the Lonely Hearts Club in New York, in director Roy Del […]

Aug, 15

Gold Diggers of 1933 ***** (1933, Warren William, Joan Blondell, Aline MacMahon Ruby Keeler, Dick Powell, Guy Kibbee, Ned Sparks, Ginger Rogers) – Classic Movie Review 5892

Joan Blondell, Ruby Keeler and Aline MacMahon star as Broadway babies, Carol, Polly and Trixie, chorus girls gold digging for rich husbands, in this spectacular 1933 Busby Berkeley backstage dance musical movie from Warner Bros. […]

Aug, 10

The Merry Widow **** (1925, Mae Murray, John Gilbert, Roy D’Arcy, Tully Marshall, Josephine Crowell, George Fawcett, Edward Connelly) – Classic Movie Review 5809

Co-writer/ director Erich von Stroheim 1925 silent MGM version of the famous Franz Lehar operetta Die Lustige Witwe is hugely successful and was a huge success. The wayward maverick director encourages Mae Murray’s classiest performance […]

Jul, 24

Le Notti Bianche [White Nights] **** (1957, Maria Schell, Marcello Mastroianni, Jean Marais) – Classic Movie Review 5718

Writer-director Luchino Visconti adapts the 1848 love triangle short story by Fyodor Dostoevsky in one of his finest, most subtle, rewarding and haunting films. The actors give delicate, subtle performances and help him to to make a lot out […]

Jul, 06

The Belle of New York ** (1952, Fred Astaire, Vera-Ellen, Majorie Main, Keenan Wynn) – Classic Movie Review 5671

Director Charles Walters makes a 1952 MGM musical with Fred Astaire, Vera-Ellen, Majorie Main and Keenan Wynn. The spirits rise – but only to fall again, because this is a dull rendition of the Harry […]

Jun, 26

Deadline at Dawn **** (1946, Susan Hayward, Paul Lukas, Bill Williams, Osa Massen, Lola Lane, Joseph Calleia) – Classic Movie Review 5259

This 1946 thriller is the sole movie direction effort of Harold Clurman, luminary and co-founder of the renowned New York-based collective Group Theater that ran from 1932 to 1941. Another member of the Group Theater, the […]

Apr, 06

Boots! Boots! ** (1934, George Formby, Beryl Formby, Arthur Kingsley, Tonie Forde, Lillian Keyes) – Classic Movie Review 4830

Director Bert Tracy’s 1934 British musical comedy features George Formby in his film debut, aged 28, as a busy hotel’s inept singing shoeshine man called John Willie. Formby’s real-life wife and Svengali, Beryl Formby, co-stars as […]

Dec, 31

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