Derek Winnert

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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

Union Pacific **** (1939, Barbara Stanwyck, Joel McCrea, Akim Tamiroff, Robert Preston, Lynne Overman, Brian Donlevy, Henry Kolker, Robert Barrat, Anthony Quinn, Regis Toomey, Evelyn Keyes) – Classic Movie Review 5204

Producer-director Cecil B DeMille’s huge 1939 epic Western stars Barbara Stanwyck, who, though best known for melodramas and comedies, also excelled in Westerns, and this was one of her first. It is set in 1862, when the […]

Mar, 27

The Ghost Train *** (1931, Jack Hulbert, Cicely Courtneidge, Ann Todd) – Classic Movie Review 5163

Director Walter Forde’s original 1931 The Ghost Train is the second version (after a 1927 silent) of playwright Arnold Ridley’s classic stage farcical thriller about stranded travellers, a detective in disguise and smugglers at a […]

Mar, 16

The Ghost Train **** (1941, Arthur Askey, Richard Murdoch, Kathleen Harrison, Morland Graham, Herbert Lomas, Linden Travers, George Merritt) – Classic Movie Review 5162

Ten years on in 1941, director Walter Forde gets to remake his own great 1931 comedy movie success The Ghost Train, based on playwright Arnold Ridley’s vintage stage play, now polished up as a vehicle […]

Mar, 15

Carrie **** (1952, Laurence Olivier, Jennifer Jones, Miriam Hopkins, Eddie Albert, Basil Ruysdael, Ray Teal, Barry Kelley) – Classic Movie Review 5096

Producer-director William Wyler’s capable, weepie film of Theodore Dreiser’s novel Sister Carrie boasts one of Laurence Olivier’s most distinguished performances as George Hurstwood, the restaurateur who leaves his wife Julie (Miriam Hopkins) for farm girl […]

Mar, 04

Robbery **** (1967, Stanley Baker, James Booth, Frank Finlay, Joanna Pettet, Barry Foster) – Classic Movie Review 5066

Director Peter Yates’s tremendous 1967 British crime movie stars Stanley Baker as tough guy Paul Clifton, who leads a gang of Sixties crooks in a great train robbery  on the Glasgow to London overnight mail service, […]

Feb, 26

Throw Momma from the Train **** (1987, Danny DeVito, Billy Crystal, Anne Ramsey, Kim Greist, Kate Mulgrew, Annie Ross, Rob Reiner, Bruce Kirby) – Classic Movie Review 4935

Director/ star Danny DeVito’s gleefully entertaining 1987 directorial feature film debut is yet another raid on the work of Alfred Hitchcock. This time it is a bright and breezy black comedy about a student in […]

Jan, 25

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