Derek Winnert

Reviews

Our Dancing Daughters **** (1928, Joan Crawford, Johnny Mack Brown, Anita Page, Nils Asther, Dorothy Sebastian) – Classic Movie Review 5953

After a series of small roles between 1925 and 1928, Joan Crawford was elevated to star status overnight as fun-loving socialite Diana Medford in director Harry Beaumont’s 1928 Our Dancing Daughters. Crawford is ideally cast as […]

Aug, 22

The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini * (1966, Boris Karloff, Basil Rathbone, Tommy Kirk, Deborah Walley, Aron Kincaid, Nancy Sinatra, Quinn O’Hara) – Classic Movie Review 5952

The great horror stars Boris Karloff and Basil Rathbone are embarrassed to be playing The Corpse and Reginald Ripper in director Don Weis’s potty 1966 beach party comedy horror movie about bikers and a body […]

Aug, 21

Cinderfella ** (1960, Jerry Lewis, Ed Wynn, Judith Anderson, Henry Silva, Robert Hutton) – Classic Movie Review 5951

Writer-director Frank Tashlin’s 1960 sex-swap gender-bending fairy tale comedy stars Jerry Lewis as Cinderella as a fella. That’s the set-up and the plot has Cinderfella left at the mercy of his snobbish stepmother (Dame Judith Anderson) and […]

Aug, 21

The Patsy ** (1964, Jerry Lewis, Everett Sloane, Peter Lorre, John Carradine, Phil Harris) – Classic Movie Review 5950

Jerry Lewis stars as a silly clodhopping bellboy called Stanley Belt, who is recruited to step into the shoes of a famous comic, who has died in an air accident, and to star in his […]

Aug, 21

The Bellboy *** (1960, Jerry Lewis, Alex Gerry, Bob Clayton) – Classic Movie Review 5949

Writer-producer-director Jerry Lewis’s 1960 comedy also sees him starring as mute bungling bellboy Stanley, who is up to his madcap, pratfall tricks at a famous posh Florida hotel – the Fontainebleau in Miami Beach. The […]

Aug, 21

Nutty Professor II: The Klumps ** (2000, Eddie Murphy, Janet Jackson, Larry Miller) – Classic Movie Review 5948

Thanks to more brilliant cinema trickery, Eddie Murphy is back as the overweight chemistry professor Sherman Klump and every member of the portly family in a hit-and-miss sequel to the original 1996 The Nutty Professor comedy remake. Diretor […]

Aug, 21

The Nutty Professor *** (1963, Jerry Lewis, Stella Stevens, Del Moore, Kathleen Freeman, Howard Morris) – Classic Movie Review 5947

After the break with his former comedy partner Dean Martin, Lewis started writing, directing and producing his own work, leading to a popular series of now iconic films such as 1963’s The Nutty Professor, the one […]

Aug, 21

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