Derek Winnert

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Blame It on Rio *** (1984, Michael Caine, Joseph Bologna, Valerie Harper, Michelle Johnson, Demi Moore) – Classic Movie Review 5909

Michael Caine is on commanding form as Matthew Hollis, a mixed-up middle-aged married man who starts a holiday romance in Rio with Jennifer (Michelle Johnson), the seductive teenage daughter of his libidinous best buddy Victor […]

Aug, 14

Up the Junction *** (1968, Suzy Kendall, Dennis Waterman, Adrienne Posta, Maureen Lipman, Michael Gothard, Liz Fraser, Hylda Baker, Alfie Bass) – Classic Movie Review 5897

Director Peter Collinson’s 1968 movie adaptation of Nell Dunn’s famous 1963 book and Ken Loach’s classic BBC TV adaptation of 1965 was popular but did not spark the kind of controversy or impact that they did. This Sixties […]

Aug, 11

The Merry Widow ** (1952, Fernando Lamas, Lana Turner, Richard Haydn, Una Merkel, Thomas Gomez, John Abbott, Marcel Dalio, King Donovan, Robert Coote) – Classic Movie Review 5810

Sadly, it is third time unlucky for MGM with this campy second remake of the Franz Lehár operetta The Merry Widow (following the 1925 silent The Merry Widow with Mae Murray and John Gilbert and The Merry […]

Jul, 24

The Belle of New York ** (1952, Fred Astaire, Vera-Ellen, Majorie Main, Keenan Wynn) – Classic Movie Review 5671

Director Charles Walters makes a 1952 MGM musical with Fred Astaire, Vera-Ellen, Majorie Main and Keenan Wynn. The spirits rise – but only to fall again, because this is a dull rendition of the Harry […]

Jun, 26

Donovan’s Brain *** (1953, Lew Ayres, Gene Evans, Nancy Davis, Steve Brodie, Tom Powers) – Classic Movie Review 5604

Lew Ayres brings surprising conviction to a silly role as Dr Patrick Cory, a surgeon who keeps a plane-crash dead millionaire’s brain alive in his lab and becomes possessed by it himself, taking on the […]

Jun, 14

Geronimo * (1939, Preston Foster, Ellen Drew, Andy Devine, Chief Thundercloud, Gene Lockhart, Ralph Morgan, William Henry) – Classic Movie Review 5582

Chief Thundercloud plays Geronimo in writer-director Paul H Sloane’s tepid 1939 Paramount Western about three good guys tracking the bad guy Gillespie (Gene Lockhart) who is selling guns to the Native Americans. And, of course, Apache […]

Jun, 11

The Man Who Could Cheat Death ** (1959, Anton Diffring, Hazel Court, Christopher Lee ) – Classic Movie Review 5567

Director Terence Fisher’s 1958 Hammer studios horror thriller is an attractively lurid and Technicolorful version of an old play by Barré Lyndon and 1945 film The Man in Half Moon Street about a mysteriously handsome […]

Jun, 09


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