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Presenting Lily Mars *** (1943, Judy Garland, Van Heflin, Fay Bainter, Richard Carlson, Marta Eggerth, Spring Byington, Bob Crosby, Tommy Dorsey) – Classic Movie Review 5182

Director Norman Taurog’s 1943 musical comes with the kudos of presenting Judy Garland, aged 19, in a cute and amiable small-time MGM show with an attempt at extra added class, which only proves a few […]

Mar, 20

The Gay Sisters *** (1942, Barbara Stanwyck, George Brent, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Nancy Coleman, Donald Crisp, Anne Revere, Gig Young, Gene Lockhart) – Classic Movie Review 5173

Or, actually, The Gaylord Sisters. Barbara Stanwyck, Geraldine Fitzgerald and Nancy Coleman star as three sisters –Fiona, Evelyn and Susanna ‘Susie’ Gaylord  – who are in a fight to save their New York City Fifth […]

Mar, 18

Ziegfeld Girl **** (1941, James Stewart, Judy Garland, Hedy Lamarr, Lana Turner, Tony Martin,Philip Dorn, Dan Dailey) – Classic Movie Review 5161

MGM’s spectacular 1941 musical drama is engaging, opulently made and lavishly cast. It follows the fortunes of three plucky gals (Judy Garland, Hedy Lamarr and Lana Turner), all charming, idiosyncratic beauties determined to aim for […]

Mar, 15

House of Strangers **** (1949, Edward G Robinson, Susan Hayward, Richard Conte, Luther Adler, Paul Valentine, Efrem Zimbalist Jr, Debra Paget) – Classic Movie Review 3399

Director Joseph L Mankiewicz’s sombre but distinguished 1949 drama is bizarrely the first of three movies written by screenwriter Philip Yordan based on the same novel, I’ll Never Go Home Again by Jerome Weidman. Winning the Best […]

Feb, 22

The Owl and the Pussycat **** (1970, Barbra Streisand, George Segal, Robert Klein, Allen Garfield, Buck Henry) – Classic Movie Review 2799

Barbra Streisand and George Segal are happily teamed and on their finest powerhouse comic form in director Herbert Ross’s hilarious 1970 comedy. Streisand stars as a New York hooker called Doris and Segal plays her new, bookseller neighbour, […]

Aug, 11

Winner Take All *** (1932, James Cagney, Marian Nixon, Guy Kibbee, Virginia Bruce, Dickie Moore) – Classic Movie Review 2494

Producer-director Roy Del Ruth’s punchy 1932 boxing drama stars James Cagney, who plays a talented upcoming boxer called Jimmy Kane. On the way up, staying at a New Mexico health ranch, he meets and falls […]

May, 17

Washington Square **** (1996, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Albert Finney, Ben Chaplin, Maggie Smith) – Classic Movie Review 2447

Director Agnieska Holland’s plush, riveting and indeed quite splendid 1996 remake of Henry James’s novel is a worthy remake of The Heiress (1949), set in 19th century New York. Jennifer Jason Leigh is excellent as […]

May, 02

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