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The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds **** (1972, Joanne Woodward, Nell Potts, Roberta Wallach) – Classic Movie Review 6182

Director Paul Newman provides a whacking great role for his wife Joanne Woodward in his 1972 film of Paul Zindel’s Pulitzer-prize play, adapted for the screen by writer Alvin Sargent. It is a little known […]

Nov, 03

Edward, My Son **** (1949, Spencer Tracy, Deborah Kerr, Ian Hunter) – Classic Movie Review 6167

Director George Cukor’s compelling, well-acted 1949 film version of Robert Morley and Noel Langley’s Broadway stage play teams Spencer Tracy and Deborah Kerr, who was Oscar nominated as Best Actress for the first of six times. […]

Oct, 31

The Good Companions **** (1933, John Gielgud, Edmund Gwenn, Mary Glynne, Jessie Matthews, Max Miller) – Classic Movie Review 6141

Director Victor Saville’s delightful and charming 1933 British film musical version of J B Priestley’s funny novel (and Edward Knoblock’s play version) about a concert party on tour stars the formidable team of John Gielgud, Edmund […]

Oct, 25

Connecting Rooms * (1970, Bette Davis, Michael Redgrave, Alexis Kanner, Kay Walsh, Gabrielle Drake, Leo Genn) – Classic Movie Review 6015

Writer/ producer/ director Franklin Gollings’s sluggish and disappointing 1969 drama stars a miscast Bette Davis as a rather sad street-musician cellist called Wanda Fleming and a better cast Michael Redgrave as a dismissed gay ex-schoolteacher […]

Sep, 12

I Am a Camera ** (1955, Julie Harris, Laurence Harvey, Shelley Winters) – Classic Movie Review 5877

Director Henry Cornelius’s 1955 British drama is a lacklustre, uninspired, disappointing film, especially considering the quality of Christopher Isherwood’s brilliant stories of an Englishman abroad in Weimar-era Thirties Berlin in his classic book Goodbye to […]

Aug, 08

L’Aigle à deux têtes [The Eagle with Two Heads] **** (1948, Edwige Feuillère, Jean Marais, Silvia Monfort) – Classic Movie Review 5832

Writer-director Jean Cocteau’s sumptuous, exquisitely acted 1948 French film stars Jean Marais as suicidal anarchist poet on the run Stanislas, who sneaks in to the royal bedroom of a remote castle to kill the Queen, Natasha […]

Jul, 30

Les Parents Terribles [The Storm Within] ***** (1948, Jean Marais Josette Day Yvonne de Bray) – Classic Movie Review 5831

Writer-director Jean Cocteau’s spirited, theatrical, steamy 1948 French film of his own 1938 stage play about a Paris family driven crazy by the overpowering love of the mother Yvonne aka ‘Sophie’ (Yvonne de Bray) for […]

Jul, 30

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