Derek Winnert

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Baby Face Nelson *** (1957, Mickey Rooney, Cedric Hardwicke, Carolyn Jones, Chris Dark, Ted De Corsia, John Hoyt, Anthony Caruso, Jack Elam) – Classic Movie Review 5906

‘Don’t see it unless your nerves are bullet proof!’ Director Don Siegel’s sizzling 1957 gangster thriller and crime biopic provides a great part for Mickey Rooney in a career-changing role. Unlikely though Rooney is as […]

Aug, 13

It’s Always Fair Weather *** (1955, Gene Kelly, Dan Dailey, Cyd Charisse, Dolores Gray, Michael Kidd) – Classic Movie Review 5673

Back on the town, following On the Town (1949) that is, three wartime GI buddies, Ted (Gene Kelly), Doug (Dan Dailey) and Angie (Michael Kidd), meet up again at a New York bar on 11 October […]

Jun, 26

Borsalino *** (1970, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Alain Delon, Catherine Rouvel) – Classic Movie Review 5553

Director Jacques Deray’s stylish 1970 Thirties-set crime movie is the ideal vehicle for Alain Delon and Jean-Paul Belmondo. Delon and Belmondo play petty criminals Roch Siffredi and François Capella, who graduate into big-time mobsters down Marseilles way, […]

Jun, 04

Criminal Court *** (1946, Tom Conway, Martha O’Driscoll, Robert Armstrong, Addison Richards, June Clayworth) – Classic Movie Review 5295

Director Robert Wise’s 1946 mystery thriller is an excellent, short (64 minutes) little B-movie crime programmer from the RKO Radio Pictures studio. Tom Conway stars as lawyer Stephen Barnes who accidentally shoots dead a bent […]

Apr, 15

New York Confidential **** (1955, Broderick Crawford, Richard Conte, Anne Bancroft, Marilyn Maxwell, J Carrol Naish) – Classic Movie Review 5212

Co-writer/ director Russell Rouse’s tremendous hardboiled 1955 gangster movie is both revealing and exciting. It tells the story about the rise and fall of corrupt businessman Charlie Lupo (Broderick Crawford)’s crime ring in Manhattan, New […]

Mar, 28

Golden Boy ***** (1939, Barbara Stanwyck, William Holden, Adolphe Menjou, Joseph Calleia, Lee J Cobb, Sam Levene) – Classic Movie Review 5201

In 1939 director Rouben Mamoulian films Clifford Odets’s classic theatre play (with Luther Adler on stage) and it becomes a star-making tour de force for William Holden as a prizefighter Joe Bonaparte, encouraged by tough […]

Mar, 26

King of the Underworld *** (1939, Humphrey Bogart, Kay Francis, James Stephenson) – Classic Movie Review 5067

‘EXCITEMENT…WITH THE SILENCERS OFF!’ Director Lewis Seiler’s 1939 Warner Bros thriller stars Humphrey Bogart and Kay Francis and is based on the story Dr Socrates by W R Burnett. Francis stars as Dr Carol Nelson, […]

Feb, 26


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