Derek Winnert

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Johnny O’Clock **** (1947, Dick Powell, Ellen Drew, Lee J Cobb, Evelyn Keyes, Nina Foch, Thomas Gomez) – Classic Movie Review 5626

Writer-director Robert Rossen’s 1947 thriller is a very fine whodunit in the nervy late Forties manner, crammed with shady characters, murky deeds and murkier lighting in Burnett Guffey’s quintessentially noir black and white cinematography. [Spoiler […]

Jun, 17

Texas Lady ** (1955, Claudette Colbert, Barry Sullivan, Ray Collins, Gregory Walcott, James Bell, Horace McMahon) – Classic Movie Review 5478

‘WOMANLY WILES WERE HER WEAPONS!’ Director Tim Whelan’s 1955 Western has a surprise star in Claudette Colbert, who plays Prudence Webb, a determined woman who gambles with riverboat gambler Chris Mooney (Barry Sullivan) to pay […]

May, 19

The Great Sinner *** (1949, Gregory Peck, Walter Huston, Ava Gardner, Agnes Moorehead, Ethel Barrymore, Melvyn Douglas, Frank Morgan) – Classic Movie Review 5429

Unfortunately director Robert Siodmak’s fascinating 1949 movie is all a bit staid and gloomy but it has a lot of points of interest. Famed gay British author Christopher Isherwood is one of the two pairs […]

May, 10

Havana ** (1990, Robert Redford, Lena Olin, Alan Arkin, Tomas Milian, Raul Julia) – Classic Movie Review 5042

Director Sydney Pollack’s good-looking but disappointing 1990 romantic drama stars Robert Redford as card-playing gambler Jack Weil, who romances icy Nordic beauty Bobby Duran (Lena Olin), who is married to fiery Cuban aristocrat, Arturo Duran […]

Feb, 22

California Split **** (1974, George Segal, Elliott Gould, Gwen Welles, Ann Prentiss, Barbara Ruick, Bert Remsen, Jeff Goldblum) – Classic Movie Review 5026

Director Robert Altman’s fine, funny and revealing 1974 comedy character drama stars the very much on-form Elliott Gould and George Segal as wisecracking free spirit Charlie Waters and down on his luck gambler Bill Denny, who are […]

Feb, 14

Bay of Angels [La baie des anges] **** (1963, Jeanne Moreau, Claude Mann, Paul Guers) – Classic Movie Review 4304

The 31-year-old writer-director Jacques Demy’s excellent 1962 French New Wave movie is his second feature after his hit debut with Lola (1961). Bay of Angels boasts a spellbinding performance by a startlingly blonde Jeanne Moreau as Jackie […]

Sep, 05

Apache Drums *** (1951, Stephen McNally, Coleen Gray, Willard Parker, Arthur Shields) – Classic Movie Review 4271

Esteemed horror-film expert Val Lewton produces director Hugo Fregonese’s highly intriguing 1951 B-movie Western, bringing his characteristic imaginative touch of claustrophobic atmosphere. That lifts the level of an unremarkable tale about settlers forced to defend their town […]

Aug, 30

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