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Test Pilot **** (1938, Clark Gable, Spencer Tracy, Myrna Loy, Lionel Barrymore) – Classic Movie Review 5481

Director Victor Fleming’s thrilling and splendidly romantic 1938 aviation adventure tale of machismo in the air, and romance and comedy on the ground is delivered with all of the vintage MGM studio’s polish and know-how. […]

May, 19

The Great Waldo Pepper *** (1975, Robert Redford, Bo Svenson, Bo Brundin, Susan Sarandon, Geoffrey Lewis) – Classic Movie Review 5443

Director George Roy Hill’s 1975 period adventure movie showcases Robert Redford at his matinée idol peak, all gleaming and dashing, as a daredevil plane acrobat called Waldo Pepper. Hill, Redford’s director on The Sting (1973) and […]

May, 12

Airport 1975 *** (1974, Charlton Heston, Karen Black, George Kennedy, Efrem Zimbalist Jr, Susan Clark) – Classic Movie Review 5427

‘Star-studded cast trapped in a plunging airplane… And only a death-defying rescue mission can save them!’ Director Jack Smight’s 1974 first sequel to Airport (1970) is preposterous and unintentionally funny but still quite exciting and enjoyable. […]

May, 10

Don’t Bother to Knock *** (1952, Richard Widmark, Marilyn Monroe, Anne Bancroft, Donna Corcoran, Jeanne Cagney, Jim Backus, Lurene Tuttle, Elisha Cook Jr) – Classic Movie Review 5210

Director Roy Ward Baker’s 1952 American film noir psychological mystery thriller stars Richard Widmark and Marilyn Monroe, who gives a remarkably convincing performance in a very difficult and peculiar role as Nell Forbes, a shy-seeming […]

Mar, 28

Reach for the Sky **** (1956, Kenneth More, Muriel Pavlow, Lyndon Brook) – Classic Movie Review 5016

Writer-director Lewis Gilbert’s inspirational 1955 British drama stars Kenneth More, who enjoyed his biggest success when Richard Burton turned down the role of ace British pilot Douglas Bader. Bader painfully learns to walk again and […]

Feb, 08

Overland Stage Raiders **½ (1938, John Wayne, Louise Brooks, Ray Corrigan, Max Terhune) – Classic Movie Review 4672

The legendary silent film icon Louise Brooks plays Beth Hoyt in her last film that teams her with the young John Wayne, as his familiar nice-guy cowboy character Stony Brooke, in director George Sherman’s routine, […]

Nov, 20

Sully: Miracle on the Hudson **** (2016, Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, Laura Linney) – Movie Review

Director Clint Eastwood’s 2106 real-life rescue drama Sully is just great, a warm, emotional story, extremely well told. No one could have played Sully but Tom Hanks, who is perfect in the part. It is an ideal […]

Nov, 11


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