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British Intelligence [Enemy Agent] *** (1940, Boris Karloff, Margaret Lindsay, Maris Wrixon, Bruce Lester) – Classic Movie Review 5639

Director Terry Morse’s 1940 espionage thriller is this enjoyable and well played, especially by its stars Margaret Lindsay, Boris Karloff, Maris Wrixon and Bruce Lester. Lindsay plays World War One German agent Helene von Lorbeer […]

Jun, 20

The Sea Wolves *** (1980, Gregory Peck, Roger Moore, David Niven, Trevor Howard) – Classic Movie Review 5490

Director Andrew V McLaglen and producer Euan Lloyd’s similar spirited 1980 follow-up to The Wild Geese (1978) stars Gregory Peck, Roger Moore, David Niven and Trevor Howard, the esteemed veterans with a then combined age […]

May, 24

One of Our Dinosaurs Is Missing *** (1975, Helen Hayes, Peter Ustinov, Derek Nimmo, Clive Revill, Joan Sims) – Classic Movie Review 5430

Director Robert Stevenson’s old-style 1975 Twenties period Walt Disney dinosaur family adventure comedy movie offers plenty of good fun and frolics. It stars Peter Ustinov, dodgily cast as Hnup Wan of the Chinese London Intelligence Office, […]

May, 11

The Mysterious Lady *** (1928, Greta Garbo, Conrad Nagel, Gustav von Seyffertitz) – Classic Movie Review 5330

Directed by Fred Niblo in 1928, MGM’s tailor-made silent-movie showcase for the great Greta Garbo is stilted and hackneyed but still has its charms. Garbo stylishly plays a gorgeous Soviet agent called Tania Fedorova, who […]

Apr, 21

Band Waggon *** (1939, Arthur Askey, Richard Murdoch, Pat Kirkwood, Jack Hylton, Moore Marriott) – Classic Movie Review 5170

Director Marcel Varnel’s 1939 British musical comedy brings ‘Big-Hearted’ Arthur Askey and Richard ‘Stinker’ Murdoch’s hit BBC wireless programme (radio show) to the screen with the breezy performances intact and a sparky plot not a […]

Mar, 16

The Quiller Memorandum **** (1966, George Segal, Max von Sydow, Alec Guinness, Senta Berger, George Sanders, Robert Helpmann) – Classic Movie Review 5129

Director Michael Anderson’s excellent, engrossing and exciting 1966 British espionage thriller stars George Segal as American spy Quiller, who is sent to West Berlin by the British Secret Service to investigate a mysterious Neo-Nazi organisation, […]

Mar, 10

Carve Her Name with Pride **** (1958, Virginia McKenna, Paul Scofield, Jack Warner) – Classic Movie Review 5083

Stalwart British director Lewis Gilbert’s 1958 wartime drama grippingly and sincerely explores the affecting real-life story of World War Two war heroine Violette Szabo, the British widow of a French officer who joined the Special […]

Mar, 01


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