Derek Winnert

Posts Tagged "socialite"

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The Bride Comes Home *** (1935, Claudette Colbert, Fred MacMurray, Robert Young) – Classic Movie Review 5474

Claudette Colbert stars as Jeannette Desmereau, a willful penniless socialite who cannot make up her mind whether to marry a smooth millionaire called Jack Bristow (Robert Young) or his tough bodyguard Cyrus Anderson (Fred MacMurray), in […]

May, 18

The Mad Miss Manton **** (1938, Barbara Stanwyck, Henry Fonda, Sam Levene) – Classic Movie Review 5203

Director Leigh Jason’s short (just 79 minutes) and sweet 1938 RKO comedy is a fast-paced, engagingly frivolous entertainment with a well-concocted The Thin Man style mixture of screwball comedy and murder mystery. The essentially serious-minded Henry Fonda […]

Mar, 27

Auntie Mame ** (1958, Rosalind Russell, Forrest Tucker, Coral Browne, Fred Clark, Roger Smith, Patric Knowles, Peggy Cass, Lee Patrick) – Classic Movie Review 4088

Producer-director Morton DaCosta’s 1958 Warner Bros comedy drama is the musical Mame without the music, in which an unconventional, free-thinking socialite aunt adopts an orphan in the inter-war years when her brother dies. Based on the orphan’s […]

Jul, 27

Andy Hardy Meets Debutante ** (1940, Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland, Lewis Stone, Fay Holden, Cecilia Parker) – Classic Movie Review 3620

Director George B Seitz’s entertaining 1940 ninth in the MGM series comedy finds Andy Hardy (Mickey Rooney) is still chasing pretty MGM starlets. Hooray for Judy Garland in a charismatic pairing with Mickey, as Andy’s old […]

Apr, 26

Petulia *** (1968, Julie Christie, George C Scott, Richard Chamberlain, Shirley Knight, Pippa Scott) – Classic Movie Review 3537

Director Richard Lester takes us back to the San Francisco-style kookie Swinging Sixties era, in this interesting but shaky 1968 romantic drama. There’s no doubt that Petulia is peculiar. It’s the kind of movie that sends […]

Apr, 06

The Damned Don’t Cry **** (1950, Joan Crawford, Kent Smith, David Brian, Steve Cochran, Hugh Sanders, Richard Egan) – Classic Movie Review 3258

‘She’s the Private Lady of a Public Enemy!’ Director Vincent Sherman’s richly enjoyable 1950 flashback-told melodrama provides a good role for Joan Crawford to do what she does best on screen. That is she claws […]

Jan, 11

Blood and Sand **** (1941, Tyrone Power, Rita Hayworth, Linda Darnell, Nazimova, J Carrol Naish, John Carradine, Anthony Quinn, Laird Cregar) – Classic Movie Review 2997

Director Rouben Mamoulian remakes the famous 1922 Rudolph Valentino silent classic in this fascinating and colourful if less extravagant 1941 version of the Vicente Blasco Ibáñez novel about a poor illiterate peasant boy Juan Gallardo […]

Oct, 19


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