Derek Winnert

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Mahler *** (1973, Robert Powell, Georgina Hale, Richard Morant, Lee Montague, Miriam Karlin) – Classic Movie Review 5444

Writer-director Ken Russell’s 1973 film biopic of the composer is a typically extravagant movie from him. Russell won the Technical Grand Prize at the Cannes Film Festival in 1974. Robert Powell is impressive as a Gustav Mahler […]

May, 13

The Great Scout and Cathouse Thursday ** (1976, Lee Marvin, Oliver Reed, Robert Culp) – Classic Movie Review 5442

Director Don Taylor’s 1976 comedy Western is an amiable but uneven entertainment. Stars Lee Marvin, Oliver Reed and Robert Culp and its easy-going nature make up for the general air of slackness. Lee Marvin does […]

May, 12

One Night with You * (1948, Nino Martini, Patricia Roc, Bonar Colleano) – Classic Movie Review 5440

Director Terence Young’s 1948 British movie is an Italian-based musical romantic comedy with Nino Martini as Giulio, an Italian tenor serenading a stranger he meets in Italy, English rose Mary Santell (Patricia Roc), while they […]

May, 12

The Great Sinner *** (1949, Gregory Peck, Walter Huston, Ava Gardner, Agnes Moorehead, Ethel Barrymore, Melvyn Douglas, Frank Morgan) – Classic Movie Review 5429

Unfortunately director Robert Siodmak’s fascinating 1949 movie is all a bit staid and gloomy but it has a lot of points of interest. Famed gay British author Christopher Isherwood is one of the two pairs […]

May, 10

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


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