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A Scandal in Paris **** (1946, George Sanders, Signe Hasso, Carole Landis, Akim Tamiroff, Gene Lockhart) – Classic Movie Review 6302

Cult director Douglas Sirk’s intriguing 1946 film stars George Sanders performs with his usual easy elegance in this stylish, twisty and amusing comedy adventure about a notorious real-life 18th/ 19th-century French character called François-Eugène Vidocq. […]

Nov, 24

The Girl from 10th Avenue *** (1935, Bette Davis, Ian Hunter, Colin Clive, Katherine Alexander, Alison Skipworth, John Eldredge, Phillip Reed) – Classic Movie Review 6301

Director Alfred E Green’s smart and amusing 1935 drama features excellent work from its star Bette Davis and nimble, fast-paced handling from the director, which help to lift this entertaining soap opera in which Davis […]

Nov, 24

Dinner at Eight ***** (1933, Marie Dressler, John Barrymore, Lionel Barrymore, Billie Burke, Wallace Beery, Jean Harlow, May Robson, Jean Hersholt, Lee Tracy, Edmund Lowe) – Classic Movie Review 6300

MGM lavishly throw in many of their big Thirties stars for director George Cukor’s sparkling 1933 comedy about the backstabbing in New York society as hostess Millicent Jordan (Billie Burke) holds a posh dinner party for […]

Nov, 24

White Cargo *** (1942, Hedy Lamarr, Walter Pidgeon, Richard Carlson, Frank Morgan, Bramwell Fletcher, Richard Ainley, Reginald Owen, Henry O’Neill) – Classic Movie Review 6299

Director Richard Thorpe’s 1942 MGM film is a daft, but endearingly simple-minded old-style romantic adventure drama movie of love-hate triangle goings-on in the jungle, with Leon Gordon adapting his own play from 1923. Walter Pidgeon stars […]

Nov, 24

Phone Call from a Stranger *** (1952, Bette Davis, Gary Merrill, Michael Rennie, Shelley Winters, Keenan Wynn) – Classic Movie Review 6288

Director Jean Negulesco’s 1952 20th Century Fox drama is written by produced by Nunnally Johnson, and has a fine cast headed by Bette Davis, Gary Merrill, Michael Rennie, Shelley Winters and Keenan Wynn. Three of […]

Nov, 22

Busman’s Honeymoon [Haunted Honeymoon] *** (1940, Robert Montgomery, Constance Cummings, Leslie Banks, Seymour Hicks, Robert Newton, Googie Withers) – Classic Movie Review 6286

Director Arthur B Woods’s deliciously charming and amusing 1940 British comedy thriller is based on Dorothy L Sayers’s co-authored London West End play Busman’s Honeymoon, which opened in London on 16 December 1936. Sayers later reworked the […]

Nov, 22

The Business of Strangers *** (2001, Stockard Channing, Julia Stiles, Frederick Weller) – Classic Movie Review 6287

‘Everyone eats shit. It’s just a question of degrees.’ – Julie. Stockard Channing and Julia Stiles play Julie and Paula, business women of very different ages and backgrounds who meet up at an airport motel, bond over […]

Nov, 22

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