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The Merry Widow ** (1952, Fernando Lamas, Lana Turner, Richard Haydn, Una Merkel, Thomas Gomez, John Abbott, Marcel Dalio, King Donovan, Robert Coote) – Classic Movie Review 5810

Sadly, it is third time unlucky for MGM with this campy second remake of the Franz Lehár operetta The Merry Widow (following the 1925 silent The Merry Widow with Mae Murray and John Gilbert and The Merry […]

Jul, 24

The Love Parade **** (1929, Maurice Chevalier, Jeanette MacDonald, Lupino Lane) – Classic Movie Review 5768

Director Ernst Lubitsch’s superlative 1929 operetta stars the new musicals screen team of Maurice Chevalier and Jeanette MacDonald and is filmed with the inspired Lubitsch touch at its finest. It is 1929 and the dawn of […]

Jul, 16

The Black Tulip [La Tulipe Noir] *** (1963, Alain Delon, Virna Lisi, Dawn Addams, Akim Tamiroff) – Classic Movie Review 5670

The young Alain Delon cuts a glorious dash – or a couple of dashes – in a twin roles as French brothers Julien and Guillaume de Saint-Preux in this entertaining French remake version of the […]

Jun, 26

Castle Keep *** (1969, Burt Lancaster, Peter Falk, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Patrick O’Neal, Al Freeman Jnr, Scott Wilson, Tony Bill, Bruce Dern, Astrid Heeren, Michael Conrad) – Classic Movie Review 5045

In director Sydney Pollack’s odd but vital and intriguing 1969 World War Two wartime drama set in 1944, eight American soldiers led by a one-eyed Major Abraham Falconer (Burt Lancaster) and his Sergeant Orlando Rossi […]

Feb, 22

The Barefoot Contessa **** (1954, Humphrey Bogart, Ava Gardner, Edmond O’Brien, Marius Goring, Rossano Brazzi, Valentina Cortese, Elizabeth Sellars) – Classic Movie Review 3365

Writer-producer-director Joseph L Mankiewicz’s 1954 Oscar-winning drama stars Humphrey Bogart as film-maker Harry Dawes, who moulds shoeless gypsy flamenco dancer Maria Vargas (Ava Gardner) into a movie legend, after seeing her in a Madrid club. […]

Feb, 15

Blood for Dracula [Andy Warhol’s Dracula] *** (1974, Udo Kier, Joe Dallesandro, Maxime McKendry, Stefania Casini, Arno Juerging, Vittorio De Sica, Roman Polanski) – Classic Movie Review 3355

Udo Kier’s dying Count Dracula must of course drink the blood of virgins to survive in writer-director Paul Morrissey’s often stylish and amusing 1974 horror movie companion piece to his 1973 Flesh for Frankenstein [Andy Warhol’s […]

Feb, 13

The Saint in London *** (1939, George Sanders, Sally Gray, David Burns, Gordon McLeod, Henry Oscar, Athene Seyler, John Abbott) – Classic Movie Review 3222

For the third adventure in RKO’s The Saint series, super-suave George Sanders stars in his second outing as debonair Simon Templar, in which he’s involved with society girl Penny Parker (Sally Gray) and a case […]

Jan, 03


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