Derek Winnert

Posts Tagged "Broadway show"

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Presenting Lily Mars *** (1943, Judy Garland, Van Heflin, Fay Bainter, Richard Carlson, Marta Eggerth, Spring Byington, Bob Crosby, Tommy Dorsey) – Classic Movie Review 5182

Director Norman Taurog’s 1943 musical comes with the kudos of presenting Judy Garland, aged 19, in a cute and amiable small-time MGM show with an attempt at extra added class, which only proves a few […]

Mar, 20

The Wiz ** (1978, Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Nipsey Russell, Ted Ross, Richard Pryor, Lena Horne) – Classic Movie Review 3629

Director Sidney Lumet’s 1978 movie version of the hit Broadway show, an all-African American musical of The Wizard of Oz, is generally much maligned and unloved. It was advertised as ‘The Motown remake of The […]

Apr, 29

Broadway Melody of 1936 **** (1935, Jack Benny, Eleanor Powell, Robert Taylor, June Knight, Sid Silvers, Buddy Ebsen, Vilma Ebsen, Una Merkel, Frances Langford) – Classic Movie Review 3625

It took MGM quite a while to come up with a sequel to their 1929 Best Picture Oscar-winning  box-office smash, The Broadway Melody, but here finally, six years later in 1935, it is. However, they […]

Apr, 27

42nd Street ***** (1933, Warner Baxter, Ruby Keeler, Bebe Daniels, George Brent, Una Merkel, Guy Kibbee, Dick Powell, Ginger Rogers) – Classic Movie Review 3057

Director Lloyd Bacon’s 1933 movie virtually created, certainly established for all time the clichés of the backstage musical genre. Despite its great, venerable age, 42nd Street is still faster, funnier and brighter – and simply just […]

Nov, 14

She’s Funny That Way *** (2014, Imogen Poots, Owen Wilson, Jennifer Aniston, Kathryn Hahn, Rhys Ifans, Will Forte) – Movie Review

The 74-year Peter Bogdanovich hasn’t directed a movie since The Cat’s Meow in  2011, but here he is back again on his safe ground of screwball romantic comedy and movie references. He shares the screenplay credit […]

Jun, 25

Sweet Charity ***** (1969, Shirley MacLaine, Chita Rivera, Paula Kelly, Stubby Kaye, Sammy Davis Jnr, John McMartin, Ricardo Montalban) – Classic Movie Review 426

Shirley MacLaine gives an exhilarating, ultra-dynamic star performance as Charity Hope Valentine in director Bob Fosse’s superlative 1969 film version of the great 1960s Broadway hit musical by Cy Coleman (music) and Dorothy Fields (lyrics). […]

Nov, 19


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