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The Sea Hawk ***** (1940, Errol Flynn, Brenda Marshall, Claude Rains, Henry Daniell, Donald Crisp, Alan Hale) – Classic Movie Review 3860

Director Michael Curtiz’s 1940 adventure is a thrilling vintage sea-borne swashbuckler based on the novel by Rafael Sabatini. Errol Flynn is on his finest swashbuckling form as the English buccaneer sea captain, Geoffrey Thorpe, whom […]

Jun, 13

The Man Who Watched Trains Go By *** (1952, Claude Rains, Märta Torén, Marius Goring, Herbert Lom, Anouk Aimée, Ferdy Mayne, Felix Aylmer) – Classic Movie Review 3772

Writer-director Harold French’s 1952 British suspense thriller has four inestimable advantages. First, it is based on an excellent novel by Georges Simenon, the creator of Maigret. Second, it stars Claude Rains, who goes properly over the […]

May, 25

Lisbon *** (1956, Ray Milland, Maureen O’Hara, Claude Rains) – Classic Movie Review 3643

Producer-director Ray Milland hires himself in 1956 to star as an ex-US Navy ship’s skipper, now adventurer-smuggler, Captain Robert John Evans. With Lisbon, Milland moves into direction, the first of several offbeat, low-budget films including himself as the lead, notably The […]

May, 01

Here Comes Mr Jordan ***** (1941, Robert Montgomery, Claude Rains, Evelyn Keyes, Rita Johnson) – Classic Movie Review 3452

Heavenly aide Edward Everett Horton mistakenly despatches a boxer called Joe Pendleton (Robert Montgomery) up to the celestial resting place 50 years too early on the very eve of becoming world boxing champ. Although he’s […]

Mar, 05

Hearts Divided *** (1936, Marion Davies, Dick Powell, Claude Rains, Charles Ruggles, Arthur Treacher, Edward Everett Horton, Henry Stephenson) – Classic Movie Review 3448

Dick Powell plays Napoleon’s younger brother Captain Jerome Bonaparte. But it is undoubtedly Marion Davies as Betsy Patterson, a Baltimore woman he loves and marries, who stars in director Frank Borzage’s well-made but faded 1936 […]

Mar, 04

Juarez **** (1939, Paul Muni, Claude Rains, Bette Davis, Gale Sondergaard, Brian Aherne, John Garfield) – Classic Movie Review 2704

Director William Dieterle’s stirring and starry 1939 historical epic stars Paul Muni as the Mexican lawyer, politician and revolutionary Benito Pablo Juárez García (21 March 1806 – 18 July 1872). Juárez resisted the French occupation […]

Jul, 26

Deception **** (1946, Bette Davis, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains) – Classic Movie Review 2708

For director Irving Rapper’s vintage 1946 film noir romantic drama, Warner Bros re-teams Bette Davis with her Now, Voyager (1942) co-stars Claude Rains and Paul Henreid. This time Warners cast her as Christine Radcliffe, a […]

Jul, 19


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