Derek Winnert

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China Sky * (1945, Randolph Scott, Ellen Drew, Ruth Warrick, Anthony Quinn) – Classic Movie Review 10,579

Director Ray Enright’s 1945 RKO Radio Pictures black and white romantic drama China Sky, based on a novel by Pearl S Buck, is a commonplace love-triangle yarn that soon overplays its hand and abandons its […]

Nov, 22 · in Reviews

Bundle of Joy ** (1956, Eddie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds, Adolphe Menjou, Tommy Noonan) – Classic Movie Review 10,578

‘Eddie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds. Their first movie together!’ Director Norman Taurog’s 1956 Technicolor RKO-Scope film Bundle of Joy is a musical reworking for Ginger Rogers’s 1939 comedy Bachelor Mother, with Debbie Reynolds playing the shop […]

Nov, 22 · in Reviews

Flipper *** (1963, Chuck Connors, Luke Halpin, Kathleen Maguire, Connie Scott) – Classic Movie Review 10,577

Director James B Clark’s 1963 children’s movie Flipper is the Florida adventure that started the highly popular 1960s TV show (1964–1967) about a 12-year-old fishing boy called Sandy Ricks (Luke Halpin) living with his parents […]

Nov, 22

Peter’s Friends **** (1992, Hugh Laurie, Imelda Staunton, Stephen Fry, Emma Thompson, Kenneth Branagh) – Classic Movie Review 10,576

‘There are some friends you know you will have for the rest of your life. You’re welded together by love, trust, respect or loss… or in our case, simple embarrassment.’ The 1992 British film Peter’s […]

Nov, 22

Peter Ibbetson *** (1935, Gary Cooper, Ann Harding, John Halliday, Ida Lupino) – Classic Movie Review 10,575

Directed by Henry Hathaway’s 1935 fantasy romance drama Peter Ibbetson is based on the novel by George du Maurier and a stage version of 1917, the play by John Nathaniel Raphael, and stars Gary Cooper, […]

Nov, 21

The Crowded Sky ** (1960, Dana Andrews, Rhonda Fleming, Efrem Zimbalist Jr, John Kerr, Anne Francis, Keenan Wynn, Troy Donahue) – Classic Movie Review 10,574

‘The most fascinating people the gods of chance ever swept up into high adventure!’ Director Joseph Pevney’s efficient 1960 melodrama The Crowded Sky is a busy all-star disaster movie, which is quite fun as hokum. […]

Nov, 21

The Big Circus *** (1959, Victor Mature, Red Buttons, Rhonda Fleming, Kathryn Grant, Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, Gilbert Roland, David Nelson, Adele Mara, Steve Allen) – Classic Movie Review 10,573

Director Joseph M Newman’s 1959 adventure The Big Circus in an exciting big-top drama with a stock plot based on a story by the producer Irwin Allen about a tough circus boss called Hank Whirling […]

Nov, 21

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