Derek Winnert

"The Review's Better Than The Film"

Do Not Disturb ** (1965, Doris Day, Rod Taylor, Sergio Fantoni, Hermione Baddeley, Reginald Gardiner, Maura McGiveney) – Classic Movie Review 6078

Director Ralph Levy’s fairly daft but bright enough 1965 farcical comedy of gentle misunderstandings successfully teams Doris Day with Rod Taylor. Based on William Fairchild’s play Some Other Love, it is a frothy marital mix-ups comedy […]

Oct, 11 · in Uncategorized

Romance on the High Seas **** (1948, Jack Carson, Janis Paige, Don DeFore, Doris Day, Oscar Levant, S Z Sakall) – Classic Movie Review 6077

Director Michael Curtiz’s vivacious 1948 Warner Bros musical stars Doris Day, who sparkles in her first film as a cabaret singer called Georgia Garrett, who is hired to pose as a married woman named Elvira Kent […]

Oct, 11 · in Uncategorized

A Woman’s Secret *** (1949, Maureen O’Hara, Melvyn Douglas, Gloria Grahame, Victor Jory, Bill Williams) – Classic Movie Review 6076

Director Nicholas Ray’s intriguing and unusual 1949 film noir-style mystery melodrama, with hints of Mildred Pierce and All About Eve, is based on a novel called Mortgage on Life by Vicki Baum, the author of […]

Oct, 11

En Kvinnas Ansikte [A Woman’s Face] *** (1938, Ingrid Bergman, Tore Svennberg, Anders Henrikson) – Classic Movie Review 6075

Ingrid Bergman stars as Anna Holm, a childhood accident victim who has her scarred face rebuilt into a face of beauty in director Gustaf Molander’s original 1938 Swedish film version of the story based on […]

Oct, 11

A Woman’s Face **** (1941, Joan Crawford, Melvyn Douglas, Conrad Veidt) – Classic Movie Review 6080

Director George Cukor’s 1941 film noir-style thriller drama provides a quintessential vehicle for Joan Crawford as Anna Holm, a blackmailer who cannot get over the psychological damage of her face scarred in childhood. Conrad Veidt […]

Oct, 11

Femme Fatale * (1991, Colin Firth, Lisa Zane, Billy Zane, Scott Wilson) – Classic Movie Review 6074

Director André R Guttfreund’s weird 1991 drama stars Colin Firth as worried artist / nature park ranger Joseph Prince, whose beautiful bride Cynthia (played by Lisa Zane) disappears on the honeymoon. So he sets out […]

Oct, 10

Fever Pitch ** (1997, Colin Firth, Ruth Gemmell, Luke Aikman, Neil Pearson, Mark Strong) – Classic Movie Review 6073

Debut director David Evans turns Nick Hornby’s best-selling autobiography into a sticky romantic comedy about a man a crazy over a football team and considerably less interested in a woman, set during the 1988-89 football […]

Oct, 10

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