Derek Winnert

"The Review's Better Than The Film"

Flareup ** (1969, Raquel Welch, James Stacy, Luke Askew, Ron Rifkin) – Classic Movie Review 9575

Director James Neilson’s 1969 exciting but dodgy exploiter thriller Flareup stars Raquel Welch, who flashes her lovely thighs (presumably on the principle that if you’ve got it, flaunt it) as dancer Michele while dancing at […]

Mar, 29 · in Reviews

The Trouble with Girls ** (1969, Elvis Presley, Marlyn Mason, Nicole Jaffe) – Classic Movie Review 9574

Elvis Presley gets an acting role as Chautauqua travelling show manager Walter Hale, in director Peter Tewksbury’s 1969 The Trouble with Girls, a tale of a 1920s educational and entertainment travelling tent show, in which […]

Mar, 29 · in Reviews

Trouble in the Glen ** (1954, Margaret Lockwood, Orson Welles, Forrest Tucker) – Classic Movie Review 9573

Unexpectedly, English director Herbert Wilcox directs Orson Welles as a wealthy South American in a Scottish comedy about a row over a closed road. The 1954 Trouble in the Glen boasts high-powered, if highly improbable […]

Mar, 29

King Richard and the Crusaders * (1954, Rex Harrison, Virginia Mayo, George Sanders, Laurence Harvey) – Classic Movie Review 9572

Director David Butler’s 1954 historical romantic adventure King Richard and the Crusaders is based on Sir Walter Scott’s novel The Talisman and stars Rex Harrison, Virginia Mayo, George Sanders and Laurence Harvey. The film’s Crusaders […]

Mar, 28

Village of the Giants (1965, Tommy Kirk, Johnny Crawford, Beau Bridges, Ron Howard) – Classic Movie Review 9571

‘Teen-Agers Zoom to Supersize And Terrorize a Town!’ Delinquent teens ingest a growth compound formula, created by a kid called Genius (Ron Howard), grow to amazing heights of 30 feet or so, and then terrorise a […]

Mar, 28

The Food of the Gods * (1976, Marjoe Gortner, Pamela Franklin, Ralph Meeker, Ida Lupino, Jon Cypher) – Classic Movie Review 9570

Writer-director Bert I Gordon’s 1976 low-budget exploitation quickie The Food of the Gods is a silly, gooey chiller, adapted from an H G Wells story, about gunge from the ground that creates monsters of insects […]

Mar, 28

Night of the Lepus * (1972, Stuart Whitman, Janet Leigh, Rory Calhoun, Paul Fix, DeForest Kelley) – Classic Movie Review 9569

‘How many eyes does horror have? How many times will terror strike?’ Director William F Claxton’s 1972 Night of the Lepus stars Stuart Whitman and Janet Leigh as scientists Roy and Gerry Bennett, who inject […]

Mar, 28



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