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Smash-Up: The Story of a Woman ***½ (1947, Susan Hayward, Lee Bowman, Eddie Albert, Marsha Hunt) – Classic Movie Review 5500

Director Stuart Heisler’s effective 1947 melodrama stars Susan Hayward as fast-rising nightclub singer Angie Evans, who becomes a smashed-up woman and hits the bottle when her singing career goes flat, while her songwriter husband Ken […]

May, 26

Gay Purr-ee *** (1962, voices of Judy Garland, Robert Goulet, Hermione Gingold, Red Buttons, Mel Blanc, Paul Frees) – Classic Movie Review 5174

Director Abe Levitow’s 1962 animated feature of feline frolics is sweet and pleasant in the manner of Disney’s slightly better The AristoCats (1970) . The screenplay by Dorothy Jones, Chuck Jones and Ralph Wright tells […]

Mar, 18

Sons and Lovers ****½ (1960, Dean Stockwell, Trevor Howard, Wendy Hiller, Mary Ure, Heather Sears, William Lucas, Donald Pleasence, Ernest Thesiger) – Classic Movie Review 4498

Director Jack Cardiff’s 1960 British film is an astonishingly distinguished, and often heartrending version of the D H Lawrence semi-autobiographical novel. Young American star Dean Stockwell is entirely at ease as the shy, struggling British […]

Oct, 20

La Strada [The Road] ***** (1954, Anthony Quinn, Giulietta Masina, Richard Basehart) – Classic Movie Review 4203

Italian maestro film-maker Federico Fellini’s movie won the first official Best Foreign Language Film Oscar in 1957 (previous winners only got special award Oscars) for this beautiful 1954 character study of a brutal itinerant performer […]

Aug, 19

The Country Girl **** (1954, Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, William Holden) – Classic Movie Review 3982

Writer-director George Seaton’s double Oscar-winning 1954 drama stars singer Bing Crosby, who greatly impresses in a fine, acclaimed dramatic performance as Frank Elgin, a has-been, hard-drinking singer/actor who stages a comeback in a play with the […]

Jul, 05

Our Man in Havana **** (1959, Alec Guinness, Noël Coward, Maureen O’Hara, Burl Ives) – Classic Movie Review 1808

Director Carol Reed’s 1959 thriller finds the ideal fit in Alec Guinness, who is perfectly cast as Jim Wormold, the meek vacuum cleaner salesman in Havana, in this delightful film of one of Graham Greene’s […]

Nov, 05

A Kind of Loving **** (1962, Alan Bates, June Ritchie, Thora Hird) – Classic Movie Review 1482

‘You know, it’s a funny feeling. Sometimes I really fancy her, and the next day I can hardly stand the sight of her.’ – Vic Brown. Director John Schlesinger’s gifted 1962 film is adroitly adapted […]

Jul, 27


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