Derek Winnert

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Across the Wide Missouri ** (1951, Clark Gable, Ricardo Montalban, John Hodiak, Adolphe Menjou) – Classic Movie Review 6711

Director William A Wellman’s 1951 Western stars Clark Gable as pioneering beaver trapper Flint Mitchell, who cynically marries Kamiah (Maria Elena Marques), a young Native American woman, just to gain permission to hunt in her people’s […]

Feb, 19

Man of the World ** (1931, William Powell, Carole Lombard, Wynne Gibson, Guy Kibbee) – Classic Movie Review 6710

In 1931 the young Carole Lombard was teamed with William Powell in directors Richard Wallace and Edward Goodman’s Man of the World. And Powell and Lombard form a most alluring star team in Herman J Mankiewicz’s surprisingly mundane, and […]

Feb, 19

Any Number Can Play ** (1949, Clark Gable, Alexis Smith, Mary Astor, Audrey Totter, Wendell Corey) – Classic Movie Review 6709

Director Mervyn LeRoy’s 1949 MGM movie is an odd and under-powered drama from screen-writer Richard Brooks starring Clark Gable as a casino owner called Charley Enley Kyng who has problems over his health (his doctor diagnoses […]

Feb, 19

They Met in Bombay *** (1941, Clark Gable, Rosalind Russell, Peter Lorre, Reginald Owen, Jessie Ralph) – Classic Movie Review 6708

Director Clarence Brown’s entertaining 1941 MGM wartime comedy crime adventure stars a great vintage line-up in Clark Gable, Rosalind Russell, Peter Lorre, Reginald Owen and Jessie Ralph. Gable plays jewel thief Gerald Meldrick and Russell plays sophisticated […]

Feb, 18

Star Wars: The Last Jedi ** (2017, Mark Hamill, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Carrie Fisher, Domhnall Gleeson, Laura Dern, Kelly Marie Tran) – Movie Review

Writer-director Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi is nominated for four Oscars and has earned a fortune ($1,311,425,821 by 28 January 2018) but it is a letdown and certainly comes complete with a full cargo […]

Feb, 18

Detective Chinatown 2 *** (2018, Baoqiang Wang, Haoran Liu, Yang Xiao, Natasha Liu Bordizzo, Michael Pitt) – Movie Review

Detective Chinatown 2 is that rarest of all kinds of movies – a wacky slapstick action comedy serial killer thriller. With the goofy performances, and general air of carefree silly fun, you’d think they couldn’t […]

Feb, 18

Johnny Eager *** (1942, Robert Taylor, Lana Turner, Van Heflin, Edward Arnold) – Classic Movie Review 6707

Director Mervyn LeRoy’s 1942 MGM movie is a half-way good gangster picture with a convincing atmosphere and a commendably taut pace, in which nice girl Lisbeth Bard (Lana Turner) falls for vicious mobster Johnny Eager […]

Feb, 18

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