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King Solomon’s Mines **** (1937, Paul Robeson, Roland Young, John Loder, Anna Lee) – Classic Movie Review 5633

Paul Robeson’s superlative performance (he even gets to sing) as hunter guide Umbopa, a mysterious exiled African chief who helps the explorers in their quest, lights up director Robert Stevenson’s 1937 British movie of the […]

Jun, 19

The Big Trail **** (1930, John Wayne, Marguerite Churchill, El Brendel, Tully Marshall, Tyrone Power Sr) – Classic Movie Review 5480

John Wayne’s mentor and friend John Ford recommended him to director Raoul Walsh to star in this eventful, huge-budget epic 1930 Western as Breck Coleman, the wise scout of the wagon train of pioneers edging […]

May, 19

The Desert Rats *** (1953, Richard Burton, James Mason, Robert Newton, Robert Douglas) – Classic Movie Review 5408

Director Robert Wise’s standard studio-bound 1953 film dramatisation of the World War Two Tobruk campaign is a fairly involving war action adventure, thanks to the well-crafted 20th Century Fox studio production, the stalwart British players […]

May, 07

Melvin and Howard **** (1980, Paul LeMat, Jason Robards Jr, Mary Steenburgen) – Classic Movie Review 5350

Director Jonathan Demme’s highly delightful, double Oscar-winning 1980 comedy is one of this remarkable film-maker’s finest movies. This possibly true story is extremely well played and most satisfying. Paul LeMat stars as factory worker and […]

Apr, 27

It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World **** (1963, Spencer Tracy, Milton Berle, Ethel Merman, Jimmy Durante, Sid Caesar, Buddy Hackett, Mickey Rooney, Phil Silvers, Terry-Thomas, Peter Falk) – Classic Movie Review 5094

Producer-director Kramer delivers what it says on the tin – ‘a comedy to end all comedies’ – in a bright and breezy epic madcap cross-country chase farce that skilfully piles up daffy turns, funny gags […]

Mar, 03

Ice Cold in Alex **** (1958, John Mills, Sylvia Syms, Anthony Quayle, Harry Andrews) – Classic Movie Review 5028

Director J Lee Thompson’s 1958 British World War Two wartime-set thriller stars John Mills as a British military man, Captain Anson, who leads an ambulance and its medical field unit passengers to safety across the […]

Feb, 16

Tonight for Sure ** (1962, Karl Schanzer, Don Kenney, Marli Renfro) – Classic Movie Review 4737

Francis Ford Coppola’s first film, made when he was 23, is a 1962 sexploitation Western softcore comedy, co-written with Jerry Shaffer, set in August 1961 on the Sunset Strip, Tonight for Sure stars Karl Schanzer […]

Dec, 10


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