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Too Many Crooks **** (1959, Terry-Thomas, George Cole, Brenda De Banzie, Bernard Bresslaw, Sidney James, Joe Melia, Vera Day) – Classic Movie Review 6002

Director Mario Zampi’s nimble and nifty 1959 British crime comedy stars the irreplaceable comedy gods Terry-Thomas, George Cole, Bernard Bresslaw and Sidney James, who of course greatly enliven this daft but amusing satire on racketeer […]

Aug, 30

The Criminal [Concrete Jungle] **** (1960, Stanley Baker, Sam Wanamaker, Patrick Magee, Grégoire Aslan) – Classic Movie Review 5843

Director Joseph Losey’ s dark 1960 British New Wave film-noir-style thriller takes a thoroughly engrossing Expressionist look at the UK criminal world of the day. Stanley Baker is on fine form as Johnny Bannion, the […]

Aug, 02

The Last of Mrs Cheyney ** (1929, Norma Shearer, Basil Rathbone, George Barraud, Herbert Bunston, Hedda Hopper) Classic Movie Review 5792

Director Sidney Franklin’s 1929 pioneering sound-on-film movie version of Frederick Lonsdale’s famous play about a society jewel thief is ideally cast with Norma Shearer as the widowed Mrs Fay Cheyney and Basil Rathbone as the titled […]

Jul, 20

The Wrong Trousers **** (1993, voice of Peter Sallis) – Classic Movie Review 5566

Co-writer/ director Nick Park’s amusing, clever, and appealing 1993 Oscar-winning animated short film is the second of his four Academy Award winners, following Creature Comforts (1989). Peter Sallis again voices Wallace, who is used by […]

Jun, 09

Crooks in Cloisters *** (1963, Ronald Fraser, Barbara Windsor, Bernard Cribbins) – Classic Movie Review 5386

Director Jeremy Summers’s endearingly daft 1963 offering is a happy reminder of the pleasantly simpler days of British comedy when characters were called Bikini (Barbara Windsor of course), Squirts (Bernard Cribbins) and Specs (Davy Kaye). […]

May, 02

Going in Style **** (1979, George Burns, Art Carney, Lee Strasberg) – Classic Movie Review 5269

The 20something Martin Brest directs eminent seniors George Burns, Art Carney and Lee Strasberg as three bored golden oldies living on the dole, Joe, All and Willie, who plan and carry out a Queens, New York, […]

Apr, 08

Gideon of Scotland Yard [Gideon’s Day] ***½ (1958, Jack Hawkins, Dianne Foster, Anna Lee, Andrew Ray, Anna Massey, Frank Lawton, John Loder, Cyril Cusack, Derek Bond) – Classic Movie Review 5152

Producer-director John Ford’s engrossing and compelling 1958 British thriller stars an ideally cast Jack Hawkins harassed plain-clothes inspector, George Gideon of Scotland Yard, who is having quite a busy 24 hours. Gideon deals with the […]

Mar, 13

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