Derek Winnert

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The New Centurions **** (1972, George C Scott, Stacy Keach, Jane Alexander) – Classic Movie Review 9133

Director Richard Fleischer’s 1972 The New Centurions stars George C Scott, Stacy Keach and Jane Alexander as well as an excellent support cast too. It was renamed Precinct 45: Los Angeles Police in the UK. […]

Dec, 06 · in Reviews

Luther *** (1974, Stacy Keach, Patrick Magee, Hugh Griffith, Robert Stephens, Judi Dench, Alan Badel) – Classic Movie Review 9132

Director Guy Green’s 1974 film Luther is another interesting item from producer Ely Landau’s American Film Theater movie series in the Seventies. Edward Anhalt adapts John Osborne’s brilliant but wordy, intellectual Tony Award-winning play, which […]

Dec, 06 · in Reviews

The Pirates of Penzance **** (1983, Kevin Kline, Angela Lansbury, Linda Ronstadt) – Classic Movie Review 9131

Director Wilford Leach’s 1983 comedy musical The Pirates of Penzance is the welcome, ultra-cheerful, uber-energetic film version of the bright, vivacious Broadway and London revival (by producer Joseph Papp) of a souped -up version of […]

Dec, 06

Some Girls Do * (1969, Richard Johnson, Daliah Lavi, Beba Loncar) – Classic Movie Review 9130

Director Ralph Thomas’s 1969 comedy action adventure thriller Some Girls Do is the mostly tedious sequel to Deadlier than the Male, in which Richard Johnson returns as Sapper’s spy hero character Hugh Bulldog Drummond, who […]

Dec, 05

Nobody Runs Forever [The High Commissioner] * (1968, Rod Taylor, Christopher Plummer, Lilli Palmer) – Classic Movie Review 9129

Director Ralph Thomas’s 1968 Nobody Runs Forever [The High Commissioner] stars Rod Taylor as Australian police detective Sergeant Scobie Malone, who is sent to London to investigate the dodgy death of the first wife of […]

Dec, 05

Benjamin [Benjamin ou Les mémoires d’un puceau] [The Diary of an Innocent Boy] *** (1968, Michèle Morgan, Michel Piccoli, Pierre Clémenti, Catherine Deneuve) – Classic Movie Review 9128

Back in the far-off days when Pierre Clémenti was a bright young French star to watch, he played an 18th-century orphan youth whose wealthy aunt, the beautiful Countess Gabrielle de Valandry (Michèle Morgan), teaches him […]

Dec, 04

Ben *** (1972, Lee Montgomery, Joseph Campanella, Arthur O’Connell) – Classic Movie Review 9127

Director Phil Karlson’s horror thriller Ben (1972) is the bloody but not too terrible horror sequel to Willard which, by sticking close to the original 1971 film story, can just about please those who enjoyed Bruce […]

Dec, 04

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