Derek Winnert

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His Majesty O’Keefe ** (1954, Burt Lancaster, Joan Rice, André Morell) – Classic Movie Review 5384

‘Adventure Beyond The Fabulous! Two Years In The Making!’ Director Byron Haskin’s 1954 adventure movie stars Burt Lancaster as an American 19th-century adventurer-sailor, sea captain David Dion O’Keefe, who journeys to the South Seas, where he […]

May, 02

Sadie Thompson **** (1928, Gloria Swanson, Lionel Barrymore, Blanche Friderici) – Classic Movie Review 5341

Director Raoul Walsh’s 1928 silent stars Gloria Swanson, who gives her all as William Somerset Maugham’s provocative character Sadie Thompson, the shady lady who comes to Pago Pago and falls for and weds marine sergeant […]

Apr, 24

The Single Standard *** (1929, Greta Garbo, Nils Asther, John Mack Brown, Dorothy Sebastian, Lane Chandler) – Classic Movie Review 5323

Director John S Robertson’s soapy 1929 silent movie drama, based on Adela Rogers St Johns’s 1928 romantic novel, is remembered, if at all, really only because it stars Greta Garbo. But that is enough! Garbo […]

Apr, 20

From Hell It Came * (1957, Tod Andrews, Tina Carver, Linda Watkins, John McNamara, Suzanne Ridgway) – Classic Movie Review 4898

Director Dan Milner’s incredibly bad 1957 horror/ sci-fi monster movie is actually a step beyond incredible, but it is hellishly funny in its insanely campy way. When the local witch doctor plots to get an […]

Jan, 16

Son of Fury **** (1942, Tyrone Power, Gene Tierney, George Sanders, Frances Farmer, Roddy McDowall, John Carradine, Elsa Lanchester) – Classic Movie Review 4656

Director John Cromwell’s rousing 1942 romantic period adventure finds Tyrone Power and George Sanders both on top form. Power stars as young Benjamin Blake, a Victorian nobleman’s bastard son, and George Sanders plays his caddish […]

Nov, 14

Cobra Woman **** (1944, Maria Montez, Jon Hall, Sabu, Lon Chaney Jnr, Edgar Barrier) – Classic Movie Review 3204

Director Robert Siodmak’s uber-colourful 1944 South Seas adventure is revered as a legendary camp classic. Hollywood Babylon book author Kenneth Anger called it his favourite film. It re-teams Maria Montez, Jon Hall and Sabu after their 1942 hit Arabian Nights, and […]

Dec, 31

Six Days Seven Nights ** (1998, Harrison Ford, Anne Heche, David Schwimmer) – Movie Review 2102

Harrison Ford is especially amusing in director Ivan Reitman’s very acceptable 1998 mix of romance and adventure in the old style, though it’s looking to be another African Queen and of course inevitably failing, or […]

Jan, 23

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