Derek Winnert

Posts Tagged "theatre"

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Connecting Rooms * (1970, Bette Davis, Michael Redgrave, Alexis Kanner, Kay Walsh, Gabrielle Drake, Leo Genn) – Classic Movie Review 6015

Writer/ producer/ director Franklin Gollings’s sluggish and disappointing 1969 drama stars a miscast Bette Davis as a rather sad street-musician cellist called Wanda Fleming and a better cast Michael Redgrave as a dismissed gay ex-schoolteacher […]

Sep, 12

Footlight Parade ***** (1933, James Cagney, Joan Blondell, Ruby Keeler, Dick Powell) – Classic Movie Review 5891

Director Lloyd Bacon’s classic 1933 Warner Bros backstage musical is one of the best of its vivacious, toe-tapping kind. It has a quintessential putting-on-a-show plot, in which an out-of-work Broadway producer called Chester Kent (played by […]

Aug, 10

The Great Garrick **** (1937, Brian Aherne, Olivia de Havilland, Edward Everett Horton, Lionel Atwill, Melville Cooper) – Classic Movie Review 5662

Director James Whale’s polished 1937 comedy is a joyful celebration of the theatre and actors, and brings on the stylish and amusing high jinks among the acting fraternity as the Paris Comédie Française players try […]

Jun, 25

There’s Always Tomorrow **** (1956, Barbara Stanwyck, Fred MacMurray, Joan Bennett) – Classic Movie Review 5224

Director Douglas Sirk stars Barbara Stanwyck, Fred MacMurray and Joan Bennett in his rich and rather splendid 1956 remake of a melodrama previously filmed in 1934 with Frank Morgan and Binnie Barnes. Toy manufacturer Clifford […]

Mar, 31

Reckless *** (1935, Jean Harlow, William Powell, Franchot Tone, May Robson) – Classic Movie Review 4942

Director Victor Fleming’s 1935 MGM musical melodrama stars Jean Harlow, who plays a theatre star whose career is endangered by the scandal of her husband’s suicide. The tale uncomfortably is plucked by producer David O […]

Jan, 26

Sing *** (2016, voices Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, John C Reilly, Taron Egerton, Jennifer Saunders) – Movie Review

In the quest for something completely different, directors Christophe Lourdelet and Garth Jennings’s 2016 animated feature is good quirky fun from Illumination Entertainment, with plenty of laughs, plenty of jolly songs, and plenty of amusing characters. Matthew […]

Jan, 20

The Tender Trap *** (1955, Frank Sinatra, Debbie Reynolds, David Wayne, Celeste Holm, Carolyn Jones, Lola Albright, James Drury) – Classic Movie Review 4758

Director Charles Walters’s bubbly 1955 MGM comedy stars Frank Sinatra as rich New York playboy bachelor Charlie Reader, a successful theatre agent who is trapped by the tender young actress Julie Gillis (Debbie Reynolds). Charlie […]

Dec, 08

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