Derek Winnert

"The Review's Better Than The Film"

The Light in the Forest ** (1958, Fess Parker, Wendell Corey, Joanne Dru, James MacArthur, Carol Lynley, Jessica Tandy, Joseph Calleia, John McIntire) – Classic Movie Review 8930

Director Herschel Daugherty’s earnest 1958 adventure movie The Light in the Forest tells an unsurprising Disney tale about Johnny Butler, a white boy who is abducted by Indians as a baby and brought up in […]

Sep, 22 · in Reviews

Return to Peyton Place *** (1961, Carol Lynley, Jeff Chandler, Eleanor Parker, Mary Astor) – Classic Movie Review 8929

Director José Ferrer’s attractively campy 1961 romantic drama follow-up Return to Peyton Place begins where Peyton Place left off. Eleanor Parker (as Connie Rossi) and Mary Astor (as a selfish mother, Mrs Roberta Carter) enliven […]

Sep, 22 · in Reviews

The Revengers’ Comedies [Sweet Revenge] ** (1998, Sam Neill, Helena Bonham Carter, Kristin Scott Thomas, Rupert Graves, Martin Clunes, Steve Coogan) – Classic Movie Review 8928

Writer-director Malcolm Mowbray’s 1998 comedy The Revengers’ Comedies [Sweet Revenge] stars Sam Neill, Helena Bonham Carter, Kristin Scott Thomas, Rupert Graves, Martin Clunes, Steve Coogan, Anita Dobson, John Wood, Liz Smith, Charlotte Coleman and Adrian […]

Sep, 22

Revenge of the Zombies [The Corpse Vanished] *** (1943, John Carradine, Gale Storm, Robert Lowery, Veda Ann Borg, Bob Steele, Mantan Moreland) – Classic Movie Review 8927

‘DEAD MEN CAN’T DIE… but live to follow a mad-man’s will!’ Director Steve Sekely’s 1943 low-budget poverty-row double-feature zombie horror B-movie Revenge of the Zombies [The Corpse Vanished] tells a tale of manic monster madness when, […]

Sep, 22

Anatahan [The Saga of Anatahan] **** (1953, Akemi Negishi, Tadashi Suganuma, Kisaburo Sawamura) – Classic Movie Review 8926

Director Josef von Sternberg ended his maverick career in style, directing the 1953 Anatahan [The Saga of Anatahan], an astonishing, action-packed, exciting wartime adventure thriller tale of destructive passions. Anatahan [The Saga of Anatahan] is […]

Sep, 21

Revenge * (1990, Kevin Costner, Anthony Quinn, Madeleine Stowe, Tomas Milian) – Classic Movie Review 8925

Director Tony Scott’s flashy 1990 thriller Revenge stars Kevin Costner, Anthony Quinn and Madeleine Stowe, and is based on a novel by Jim Harrison, who co-writes his own screenplay (with Jeffrey Alan Fiskin). The good […]

Sep, 21

The Shanghai Gesture *** (1941, Gene Tierney, Walter Huston, Victor Mature, Ona Munson) – Classic Movie Review 8924

Director Josef von Sternberg’s stylish directorial flourishes are much in evidence in his exotic 1941 black and white film noir-style crime drama The Shanghai Gesture, a tastefully cleaned-up version of John Colson’s once shocking play, […]

Sep, 21

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