Derek Winnert

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Fury at Smugglers’ Bay *** (1961, Peter Cushing, John Fraser, Bernard Lee, William Franklyn, June Thorburn, Miles Malleson, Michèle Mercier, George Coulouris, Liz Fraser) – Classic Movie Review 4175

Writer-director John Gilling’s fun 1961 period adventure stars Peter Cushing as a Cornish squire who tries to keep the smugglers at bay. Gilling’s British sea saga about a gang of shipwreckers’ reign of terror in […]

Aug, 15

Moonfleet *** (1955, Stewart Granger, George Sanders, Joan Greenwood, Viveca Lindors, Jon Whiteley) – Classic Movie Review 3905

Director Fritz Lang’s lively but cardboard-looking 1955 vintage costume adventure, based freely on J Meade Falkner’s classic story, is way off Lang’s usual territory. It is somewhat shakily made as what looks like a chore […]

Jun, 23

Topkapi ***** (1964, Melina Mercouri, Maximilian Schell, Robert Morley, Akim Tamiroff, Peter Ustinov) – Classic Movie Review 3670

Director Jules Dassin’s splendidly entertaining five-star 1964 heist caper movie is taken from Eric Ambler’s thriller novel The Light of the Day, with a screenplay by Monja Danischewsky. It features a lovely cast headed by mercurial […]

May, 07

The Falcon in San Francisco **½ (1945, Tom Conway, Rita Corday, Edward Brophy, Sharyn Moffett, Fay Helm, Robert Armstrong) – Classic Movie Review 3217

‘The lure of loveliness and the greed for gold lead four to fearful death…as the Falcon grapples with his most merciless foe!’ Michael Arlen’s débonair detective The Falcon (Tom Conway) investigates possible silk smuggling in […]

Jan, 02

Pierrot le Fou **** (1965, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Anna Karina, Graziella Galvani) – Classic Movie Review 3139

Writer-director Jean-Luc Godard’s deservedly celebrated 1965 French classic borrows its plot from the American thriller genre. Jean-Paul Belmondo, from Godard’s Breathless (À bout de souffle), again stars for the French New Wave maestro as Ferdinand Griffon, ‘Pierrot’ […]

Dec, 08

Midnight Express **** (1978, Brad Davis, Randy Quaid, John Hurt, Irene Miracle, Bo Hopkins, Paul L Smith, Norbert Weisser, Mike Kellin) – Classic Movie Review 2073

Director Alan Parker’s horrific double Oscar-winning 1978 real-life drama of courage and the will to survive stars Brad Davis, who digs deep into his role of a lifetime as the young American college student Billy […]

Jan, 12

The French Connection ***** (1971, Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider, Fernando Rey, Tony Lo Bianco, Marcel Bozzuffi) – Classic Movie Review 2040

Director William Friedkin’s legendary multi-Oscar-winning 1971 movie is one of the all-time great action thrillers, with a star-making, Oscar-winning star turn by Gene Hackman. It tells in fictional form the story of real-life New York […]

Jan, 03


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