Derek Winnert

Posts Tagged "opera"

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Torrent **** (1926, Ricardo Cortez, Greta Garbo, Gertrude Olmstead, Martha Mattox) – Classic Movie Review 5327

Director Monta Bell’s 1926 silent movie success is notable as the first American movie of Greta Garbo, helping her to become an international superstar during the late silent era. Louis B Mayer hired Garbo but MGM […]

Apr, 20

Romance *** (1930, Greta Garbo, Lewis Stone, Gavin Gordon) – Classic Movie Review 5321

Director Clarence Brown’s 1930 romantic drama casts Greta Garbo in her little-known and less-regarded second talkie, following Anna Christie (1930). MGM’s unique superstar stars as Signora Rita Cavallini, an 1860s Italian opera singer, mistress of rich, […]

Apr, 19

San Francisco ***** (1936, Clark Gable, Jeanette MacDonald, Spencer Tracy, Jack Holt, Jessie Ralph, Ted Healy, Shirley Ross) – Classic Movie Review 5143

Director W S Van Dyke II’s 1936 romantic melodrama still makes irresistible old-style golden years Hollywood entertainment at its finest, with a trio of great stars in Clark Gable, Jeanette MacDonald and Spencer Tracy and […]

Mar, 12

The Phantom of the Opera *** (1990, Charles Dance, Burt Lancaster, Teri Polo, Ian Richardson, Andréa Ferréol) – Classic Movie Review 5104

As the Phantom of the Opera, Charles Dance is a splendidly chilling charmer, in director Tony Richardson’s rich, lavish and enjoyable 1990 film TV mini-series version of the much-filmed 1911 story by Gaston Leroux, Le […]

Mar, 05

The Phantom of the Opera ** (1989, Robert Englund, Jill Schoelen, Alex Hyde-White, Bill Nighy) – Classic Movie Review 5103

This 1989 big-screen remake of the famous Gaston Leroux novel had a convoluted production history. It was to be directed by John Hough and released by Cannon Films but Menahem Golan’s new 21st Century Film Corporation picked it up, […]

Mar, 05

The Phantom of the Opera ** (1983, Maximilian Schell, Jane Seymour, Michael York, Jeremy Kemp, Diana Quick) – Classic Movie Review 5102

Maximilian Schell makes a fair job of The Phantom in director Robert Markowitz’s sumptuous, fast moving and well-cast 1983 TV movie remake, attractively filmed in Hungary. This tolerable but not special film makes no special […]

Mar, 05

The Night Porter [Il portiere di notte] *** (1974, Dirk Bogarde, Charlotte Rampling, Philippe Leroy, Gabriele Ferzetti) – Classic Movie Review 4599

Ah yes, there is no such thing as bad publicity, though occasionally there is such a thing as a bad film, and back in 1974 many people thought this sensationalist, provocative movie was one. Director […]

Nov, 06


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