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Dr Crippen *** (1963, Donald Pleasence, Samantha Eggar, Coral Browne, Donald Wolfit) – Classic Movie Review 5917

‘The crime of the century! Was he really guilty?’ Director Robert Lynn’s 1962 British horror thriller finds Donald Pleasence is ideally cast as Dr Hawley Harvey Crippen, the mild English Edwardian doctor who killed his […]

Aug, 14

Narrow Margin **** (1990, Gene Hackman, Anne Archer, James B Sikking, J T Walsh, M Emmet Walsh, Harris Yulin) – Classic Movie Review 5908

‘It will take you to the edge of suspense.’ Director Peter Hyams’s ultra-suspense 1990 thriller is a thrillingly exciting Nineties version of the 1952 RKO classic The Narrow Margin about a Los Angeles Deputy District […]

Aug, 13

It’s Alive! *** (1974, John P Ryan, Sharon Farrell, Andrew Duggan, Guy Stockwell, James Dixon, Michael Ansara) – Classic Movie Review 5859

‘There’s only ONE thing wrong with the Davis baby… IT’S ALIVE!’ A newly born baby turns out to be a monster who goes on the murderous rampage whenever upset, in writer-producer-director Larry Cohen’s lively, imaginative, […]

Aug, 05

Time without Pity **** (1957, Michael Redgrave, Alec McCowen, Leo McKern, Ann Todd, Peter Cushing) – Classic Movie Review 5844

Joseph Losey directs this dark-hued, intense, intelligent and stylised 1957 British noir film version of Emlyn Williams’s classic anti-capital punishment play Someone Waiting. Michael Redgrave stars as a hard-drinking dad David Graham who, in the […]

Aug, 02

The Diary of a Chambermaid [Le Journal d’une Femme de Chambre] ***** (1964, Jeanne Moreau, Michel Piccoli, Georges Géret, Daniel Ivernel) – Classic Movie Review 5835

Director Luis Buñuel’s 1964 reworking of Jean Renoir’s 1946 Hollywood film of The Diary of a Chambermaid hones the social analysis, blackens the tone, sharpens the script and updates the action to the Thirties for […]

Jul, 31

Sanders of the River *** (1935, Paul Robeson, Leslie Banks, Nina Mae McKinney) – Classic Movie Review 5823

Leslie Banks stars as Edgar Wallace’s British colonial District Commissioner in Nigeria R G Sanders, who captures bad guys Lieutenant Tibbets (Robert Cochran) and J Ferguson (Martin Walker, who have sold guns and gin to the natives. […]

Jul, 29

Death Drums along the River ** (1963, Richard Todd, Marianne Koch, Albert Lieven, Walter Rilla) – Classic Movie Review 5821

Richard Todd gives a solid star turn as dogged British colonial district commissioner Inspector Harry Sanders in director Lawrence Huntington’s dully written, freely adapted 1963 remake of Edgar Wallace’s famous 1911 African adventure novel Sanders of […]

Jul, 29

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