Derek Winnert

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The Hidden Fortress [Kakushi-toride no san-akunin] ***** (1958, Toshirô Mifune, Misa Uehara, Minoru Chiaki) Classic Movie Review 5884

Co-writer/ director Akira Kurosawa’s 1958 Japanese adventure is one of Kurosawa’s deservedly admired, classic Samurai movies, and a world cinema landmark. Toshirô Mifune stars as a fearlesss Samurai warrior, General Rokurota Makabe, who during the […]

Aug, 08

The Spoilers **½ (1955, Anne Baxter, Jeff Chandler, Rory Calhoun, Barbara Britton) – Classic Movie Review 5524

The two clashing 1899 Alaska adventurers fight for gold and a gal for the fifth time in director Jesse Hibbs’s routine and lesser but still enjoyable 1955 film version of the novel by Rex Beach. […]

May, 30

The Spoilers *** (1930, Gary Cooper, William Boyd, Betty Compson, Kay Johnson) – Classic Movie Review 5523

‘ The he-man hero who takes what he wants – gold or women!’ Director Edwin Carewe’s rousing 1930 Western is the third version (there are five) – and first talkie – of the 1906 Rex […]

May, 30

The Spoilers **** (1942, Marlene Dietrich, Randolph Scott, John Wayne, Margaret Lindsay, Harry Carey Sr) – Classic Movie Review 5520

Director Ray Enright’s stirring 1942 Western is the rousing fourth version of the much filmed 1906 Rex Beach Alaska gold rush saga (there are five movies). It is adapted for the screen by Lawrence Hazard and […]

May, 29

Call of the Wild **** (1935, Clark Gable, Loretta Young, Jack Oakie, Reginald Owen, Frank Conroy, Sidney Toler) – Classic Movie Review 5497

Producer Darryl F Zanuck at the Twentieth Century studio sidelines much of the incident of Jack London’s famous great outdoors action-adventure novel in favour of Clark Gable romancing Loretta Young. But this robust and lusty […]

May, 25

Rainbow * (1995, Willie Lavendahl, Bob Hoskins, Jack Fisher, Jacob Tierney, Dan Aykroyd, Saul Rubinek) – Classic Movie Review 5467

Four children and a dog set out to try to find a rainbow and one of the kids steals its gold, causing colour to drain from the world, so the movie goes into black and […]

May, 16

The Claim *** (2000, Peter Mullan, Nastassja Kinski, Wes Bentley, Milla Jovovich, Sarah Polley, Shirley Henderson) – Classic Movie Review 5402

Director Michael Winterbottom’s ambitious, well-crafted, thoughtful 2000 Western is based on The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy. The screenplay by Frank Cottrell Boyce tells the story about a wealthy man who reamins haunted two […]

May, 06

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