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The Merry Widow ** (1952, Fernando Lamas, Lana Turner, Richard Haydn, Una Merkel, Thomas Gomez, John Abbott, Marcel Dalio, King Donovan, Robert Coote) – Classic Movie Review 5810

Sadly, it is third time unlucky for MGM with this campy second remake of the Franz Lehár operetta The Merry Widow (following the 1925 silent The Merry Widow with Mae Murray and John Gilbert and The Merry […]

Jul, 24

The Merry Widow ***** (1934, Jeanette MacDonald, Maurice Chevalier, Edward Everett Horton, Una Merkel) – Classic Movie Review 5776

Director Ernst Lubitsch’s 1934 MGM version of Franz Lehar’s famous operetta remakes a famous 1925 silent original The Merry Widow directed by Erich von Stroheim. It is an extravagant and effervescent delight, with the charming team […]

Jul, 20

See You in the Morning ** (1989, Jeff Bridges, Alice Krige, Farrah Fawcett) – Classic Movie Review 5769

The talented Alan J Pakula directs and writes this attractive up-market 1989 soap opera. But the warm performances and his intelligent dialogue only partly disguise a smug cuteness lurking in the story. With the chilling […]

Jul, 16

My Cousin Rachel ***½ (2017, Rachel Weisz, Sam Claflin, Iain Glen, Holliday Grainger) – Movie Review

Writer-director Roger Michell’s remake of Daphne Du Maurier’s novel, first filmed with Richard Burton and Olivia de Havilland in 1952, also as My Cousin Rachel, is a thoroughly enjoyable dark romance, successfully bringing out the enduring appeal of the […]

Jun, 09

The Widow Couderc [La veuve Couderc] **** (1971, Alain Delon, Simone Signoret, Ottavia Piccolo, Jean Tissier, Monique Chaumette) – Classic Movie Review 5551

Alain Delon and Simone Signoret are outstanding in director Pierre Granier-Deferre‘s excellent 1971 film adaptation of the Georges Simenon novel. As a drama, it is more of a nuanced character study than a thriller, and, as […]

Jun, 04

Stanley & Iris *** (1990, Jane Fonda, Robert De Niro, Swoosie Kurtz) – Classic Movie Review 5537

Director Martin Ritt’s 1990 drama stars Robert De Niro as Stanley Cox, a hard-working diner cook who is one of 27 million Americans over the age of 17 who cannot read or write. Jane Fonda […]

Jun, 02

Tender Mercies **** (1983, Robert Duvall, Tess Harper, Betty Buckley, Wilford Brimley, Ellen Barkin) – Classic Movie Review 5399

Director Bruce Beresford’s rousing 1983 drama swept Robert Duvall to a Best Actor Oscar and Horton Foote to a Best Original Screenplay Academy Award. Duvall is superb as the alcoholic, once-famous country singer songwriter Mac […]

May, 05


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