Derek Winnert

Posts Tagged "American Civil War"

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The Stranger Wore a Gun *** (1953, Randolph Scott, George Macready, Claire Trevor, Joan Weldon, Alfonso Bedoya, Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine) – Classic Movie Review 6687

Randolph Scott – ‘greater than ever in 3D’ – stars as Jeff Travis, a law-abiding citizen who spies for Quantrill’s raiders during the Civil War and then flees to Arizona, where he is forced into a […]

Feb, 14

Raintree County ** (1957, Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor, Eva Marie Saint, Nigel Patrick, Lee Marvin, Rod Taylor, Agnes Moorehead, Walter Abel) – Classic Movie Review 6416

A typecast Elizabeth Taylor settles in comfortably to a tailor-made role as a gorgeous Southern American belle in a showy, Oscar-nominated performance as Susanna Drake, cast opposite her favourite actor friend Montgomery Clift as John […]

Dec, 17

Santa Fe Trail **** (1940, Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Raymond Massey, Ronald Reagan, Alan Hale Sr, William Lundigan, Van Heflin) – Classic Movie Review 4750

The 1941 biopic of General Custer, They Died with Their Boots On, in which Errol Flynn plays Custer, is understandably frequently confused with Michael Curtiz’s 1940 Santa Fe Trail, in which Flynn portrays Jeb Stuart […]

Dec, 05

Free State of Jones **** (2016, Matthew McConaughey, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mahershala Ali) – Movie Review

Matthew McConaughey stars as disillusioned Confederate army deserter Newton Knight, a defiant Southern farmer who returns to Mississippi and leads a militia of fellow deserters, runaway slaves and women in an armed rebellion against the corrupt […]

Oct, 02

The Keeping Room ***½ (2014, Brit Marling, Hailee Steinfeld, Muna Otaru, Sam Worthington, Kyle Soller) – Movie Review

Brit Marling, Hailee Steinfeld and Muna Otaru deliver exceptional performances in this fresh-seeming, women-led take on the classic Western written by Julia Hart and directed in Romania by Daniel Barber, the director of Harry Brown (2009). A trio […]

Sep, 14

Little Women ***** (1933, Katharine Hepburn, Joan Bennett, Frances Dee, Jean Parker, Paul Lukas, Spring Byington, Edna May Oliver) – Classic Movie Review 4265

Director George Cukor steers this antique 1933 classic RKO movie of the novel by Louisa May Alcott safely and smoothly to the screen with a great vintage cast to help him. In the famous story, […]

Aug, 29

Glory **** (1989, Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, Morgan Freeman, Cary Elwes, Andre Braugher, John Finn, Jihmi Kennedy, Donovan Leitch Jr) – Classic Movie Review 3192

Director Edward Zwick’s distinguished, potent and highly emotional 1989 war movie about America’s first all-black volunteer company at the time of the American Civil War is, as it must be, a visceral experience as a violent and […]

Dec, 29


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