Derek Winnert

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The Saga of Gosta Berling [Gösta Berling’s Saga] **** (1924, Greta Garbo, Lars Hanson) – Classic Movie Review 5324

In this extremely intriguing curio 1924 Swedish silent movie epic, Greta Garbo stars as Elizabeth Dohna in her first leading part in a feature-length film, co-starring Lars Hanson, and directed by her mentor, the celebrated […]

Apr, 20

Edge of Doom ** (1950, Dana Andrews, Farley Granger, Joan Evans, Robert Keith, Paul Stewart, Mala Powers) – Classic Movie Review 5273

Farley Granger stars as disturbed young Martin Lynn who has a conscience attack after he kills a priest in director Mark Robson’s peculiar 1950 religious film noir thriller, based on a novel by Leo Brady, […]

Apr, 10

The Singer Not the Song ** (1960, Dirk Bogarde, John Mills, Mylène Demongeot) – Classic Movie Review 5171

Crazy miscasting bedevils director Roy Ward Baker’s magnetically ridiculous British 1960 Freudian romantic adventure based on Audrey Erskine-Lindop’s novel. Alas, it has over-reaching ambitions and its serious nature and high-minded intentions only serve to make […]

Mar, 17

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

Boys Town **** (1938, Spencer Tracy, Mickey Rooney, Henry Hull) – Classic Movie Review 5020

Director Norman Taurog’s quintessentially sincere 1938 double Oscar-winning biographical drama provides an excellent showcase for Spencer Tracy, who won his second Best Actor Oscar in consecutive years for his iconic performance in the role of […]

Feb, 12

To the Devil a Daughter *** (1976, Richard Widmark, Christopher Lee, Honor Blackman, Denholm Elliott, Michael Goodliffe, Nastassja Kinski, Anthony Valentine) – Classic Movie Review 4973

Freely adapted from the novel by Dennis Wheatley, director Peter Sykes’s 1976 movie is an interesting but sometimes clumsy and rather poorly produced Hammer horror opus, redeemed by the complicated plot and strong performances from an […]

Jan, 31

Winter Light **** [Nattvardsgästerna] [The Communicants] (1963, Max von Sydow, Ingrid Thulin, Gunnar Björnstrand, Gunnel Lindblom) – Classic Movie Review 4835

The 1963 second, middle part of director Ingmar Bergman’s trilogy on religious faith stars several of his finest interpreters but is by far the starkest and most difficult of the three. It is impeccably and […]

Jan, 02


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