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A Woman of Affairs **** (1928, Greta Garbo, Lewis Stone, John Gilbert, Johnny Mack Brown, Douglas Fairbanks Jnr) – Classic Movie Review 5329

Director Clarence Brown’s diverting and enduring 1928 silent movie stars a vivacious Greta Garbo as Diana Merrick, a reckless English socialite with a bad reputation founded on her silence about her husband (Johnny Mack Brown), […]

Apr, 20

Bagdad **½ (1949, Maureen O’Hara, Vincent Price, Paul Hubschmid) – Classic Movie Review 5307

Maureen O’Hara, Vincent Price and Paul Christian [Hubschmid] are happily employed – if not exactly well cast – in director Charles Lamont’s carefree 1949 escapist adventure that provides a most exotic, Technicolorful touch of the […]

Apr, 17

Little Lord Fauntleroy **** (1936, Freddie Bartholomew, C Aubrey Smith, Mickey Rooney, Dolores Costello, Jessie Ralph, Guy Kibbee) – Classic Movie Review 5226

Producer David O Selznick and director John Cromwell’s lovingly crafted 1936 children’s film finds the perfect star in Freddie Bartholomew as little Cedric (‘Ceddie’), aka Little Lord Fauntleroy. It follows a once famous 1921 silent […]

Apr, 01

Orlando ****½ (1992, Tilda Swinton, Billy Zane, Quentin Crisp) – Classic Movie Review 5193

Writer-director Sally Potter’s breathtakingly beautiful 1992 film version of Virginia Woolf’s classic 1928 gender-bender novel finds exactly the right star in Tilda Swinton as a pretty young male Elizabethan courtier who turns into a woman […]

Mar, 23

The Little Princess *** (1939, Shirley Temple, Richard Greene, Anita Louise, Cesar Romero, Mary Nash, E E Clive) – Classic Movie Review 5187

Director Walter Lang’s 1939 musical comedy family drama stars Shirley Temple, who bursts into colour for the first time in films – and glorious Technicolor at that! – and that seems to have inspired one […]

Mar, 22

The Terence Davies Trilogy **** (1983, Phillip Mawdsley, Nick Stringer, Valerie Lilley, Terry O’Sullivan, Sheila Raynor, Wilfrid Brambell) – Classic Movie Review 5156

Writer-director Terence Davies’s outstanding first film is an impressive achievement in bleak memoir, cohering satisfyingly, though made up from three autobiographical short films made over a period of six years or so. It tells the […]

Mar, 15

Distant Voices, Still Lives **** (1988, Freda Dowie, Peter Postlethwaite, Angela Walsh, Dean Williams, Lorraine Ashbourne, Jean Boht) – Classic Movie Review 5155

Writer-director Terence Davies’s haunting, poignant, uncompromisingly unsentimental 1988 autobiographical British film is a study of late Forties, early Fifties working-class life in Liverpool, England. It is meant to be a compliment to say that it […]

Mar, 14


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