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Richard III ****½ (1955, Laurence Olivier, Cedric Hardwicke, Ralph Richardson, John Gielgud, Claire Bloom, Stanley Baker, Alec Clunes, Pamela Brown, Michael Gough) – Classic Movie Review 3646

Laurence Olivier’s 1955 film triumph is his third William Shakespeare adaptation as star and director, following Henry V (1944) and Hamlet (1948). There were three 1956 Bafta wins – for Best British Actor, Best British Film and Best Film […]

May, 02

Les Misérables ***** (1935, Charles Laughton, Fredric March, Cedric Hardwicke) – Classic Movie Review 3148

Charles Laughton gives an outstanding, surprisingly controlled performance as the sneering, over-law-abiding cop Inspector Javert in director Richard Boleslawski’s fine, meticulously compressed 1935 screen version of the Victor Hugo tale. Fredric March is also admirable […]

Dec, 12

The Ghoul *** (1933, Boris Karloff, Ernest Thesiger, Ralph Richardson, Kathleen Harrison, Cedric Hardwicke) – Classic Movie Review 2905

Director T Hayes Hunter’s 1933 horror movie finds Boris Karloff returning in triumph to Britain after Frankenstein turned him into a star in Hollywood. He gives a rousing turn as the misguided Professor Henry Morlant, […]

Sep, 12

The Ghost of Frankenstein *** (1942, Cedric Hardwicke, Lon Chaney Jr, Bela Lugosi, Lionel Atwill, Ralph Bellamy, Evelyn Ankers) – Classic Movie Review 2776

Director Erle C Kenton’s 1942 horror movie is the fourth in the series of films produced by Universal Studios based on characters in Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein. It stars Sir Cedric Hardwicke as Dr Frankenstein’s second […]

Aug, 03

The Winslow Boy **** (1948, Robert Donat, Cedric Hardwicke, Neil North, Margaret Leighton, Jack Watling, Basil Radford) – Classic Movie Review 2743

Sir Terence Rattigan’s scintillating, beautifully written stage play comes to the screen in director Anthony Asquith’s respectful, riveting and inspiring 1948 film version with its drama and dialogue almost intact. However, it shows the actual trial, […]

Jul, 26

Nicholas Nickleby *** (1947, Derek Bond, Cedric Hardwicke, Stanley Holloway, Bernard Miles, Aubrey Woods, Sally Ann Howes, Jill Balcon, Alfred Drayton) – Classic Movie Review 2718

Charles Dickens’s tale of the young 19th-century English schoolmaster Nicholas Nickleby, who ends up with no source of income after his father dies and leaves his family destitute, is surprisingly flatly retold in director Alberto Cavalcanti’s […]

Jul, 17

The Invisible Man Returns *** (1940, Vincent Price, Cedric Hardwicke, Nan Grey, John Sutton, Cecil Kellaway, Alan Napier) – Classic Movie Review 2676

Director Joe May’s 1940 first Invisible Man sequel stars Vincent Price as Geoffrey Radcliffe, who takes a drug to turn himself invisible with the help of his chemist friend Dr Frank Griffin (John Sutton) in […]

Jul, 06

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