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Two Against the World *** (1936, Humphrey Bogart, Beverly Roberts, Helen MacKellar, Henry O’Neill, Linda Perry, Virginia Brissac) – Classic Movie Review 5621

Warner Bros remakes its 1931 movie Five Star Final, though the setting is transferred from newspapers to radio, with a title borrowed from an unrelated 1932 Warner movie. The tale about the muckraking media digging up […]

Jun, 17

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying **** (1967, Robert Morse, Michele Lee, Rudy Vallee) – Classic Movie Review 5447

Writer/ producer/ director David Swift’s 1967 musical is a most enjoyable, very jolly film of a great Broadway show about the New York window cleaner called J Pierpont Finch (Robert Morse) who consults the title book […]

Jun, 08

The VIPs *** (1963, Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Louis Jourdan, Margaret Rutherford, Orson Welles, Maggie Smith, Peter Sallis) – Classic Movie Review 5557

Director Anthony Asquith and screen-writer Terence Rattigan’s Grand Hotel-type 1963 multi-drama soap opera movie takes place in a fog-bound London Airport, and stars Richard Burton as Paul Andros, a tycoon whose wife Frances Andros (Elizabeth Taylor) […]

Jun, 06

The Dark Corner **** (1946, Lucille Ball, Clifton Webb, William Bendix, Mark Stevens, Kurt Kreuger, Cathy Downs) – Classic Movie Review 5514

Mark Stevens stars in director Henry Hathaway’s tough-edged 1946 black-and-white film noir as Bradford Galt, a hard-nosed private detective with a record as an ex-con, who is set up for a homicide charge when an old enemy […]

May, 29

The Web *** (1947, Edmond O’Brien, Vincent Price, Ella Raines, William Bendix) – Classic Movie Review 5392

Director Michael Gordon’s fascinating 1947 film noir stars Vincent Price as a murdering, thieving industrialist who hires a lawyer (Edmond O’Brien) as his bodyguard and implicates him as the killer in the murder he’s committed. […]

May, 04

The Joyless Street [Die Freudlose Gasse] ****½ (1925, Asta Nielsen, Greta Garbo, Werner Krauss, Ágnes Eszterházy) – Classic Movie Review 5325

Director Georg Wilhelm Pabst’s long famous, now legendary 1925 German silent movie is based on the novel by Hugo Bettauer about the sad lives of near-starving, inflation-ruined people on a Viennese street, forced to resort […]

Apr, 20

A Damsel in Distress ***½ (1937, Fred Astaire, Joan Fontaine, George Burns, Gracie Allen) – Classic Movie Review 5113

After so many films together, Ginger Rogers wanted a rest from acting, singing and dancing with Fred Astaire, so the RKO studio matched him together with a decorative and appealing Joan Fontaine. Alas that turns […]

Mar, 06


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