Derek Winnert

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Bugsy Malone **** (1976, Scott Baio, Jodie Foster, Florrie Dugger, John Cassisi, Martin Lev, Paul Murphy, Patrick Dempsey) – Classic Movie Review 6061

Director Alan Parker’s entertaining 1976 British musical burlesque of the vintage American gangster movies has children taking all the roles – Scott Baio (aged 15) as Bugsy, Jodie Foster (aged 14) as the vampish Tallulah […]

Oct, 07

The Turning Point *** (1977, Anne Bancroft, Shirley MacLaine, Leslie Browne, Mikhail Baryshnikov) – Classic Movie Review 6026

The Turning Point (1977) was nominated for 11 Oscars, but there was not a single win! However, it won Best Motion Picture – Drama and Best Director – Motion Picture at the Golden Globes. Director Herbert […]

Sep, 15

Born to Dance **** (1936, Eleanor Powell, James Stewart, Virginia Bruce) – Classic Movie Review 5921

Three sailors (James Stewart, Sid Silvers, Buddy Ebsen) and captain Walburn meet four gals (Eleanor Powell, Virginia Bruce, Una Merkel and Frances Langford) at the Lonely Hearts Club in New York, in director Roy Del […]

Aug, 15

Gold Diggers of 1933 ***** (1933, Warren William, Joan Blondell, Aline MacMahon Ruby Keeler, Dick Powell, Guy Kibbee, Ned Sparks, Ginger Rogers) – Classic Movie Review 5892

Joan Blondell, Ruby Keeler and Aline MacMahon star as Broadway babies, Carol, Polly and Trixie, chorus girls gold digging for rich husbands, in this spectacular 1933 Busby Berkeley backstage dance musical movie from Warner Bros. […]

Aug, 10

The Merry Widow **** (1925, Mae Murray, John Gilbert, Roy D’Arcy, Tully Marshall, Josephine Crowell, George Fawcett, Edward Connelly) – Classic Movie Review 5809

Co-writer/ director Erich von Stroheim 1925 silent MGM version of the famous Franz Lehar operetta Die Lustige Witwe is hugely successful and was a huge success. The wayward maverick director encourages Mae Murray’s classiest performance […]

Jul, 24

Le Notti Bianche [White Nights] **** (1957, Maria Schell, Marcello Mastroianni, Jean Marais) – Classic Movie Review 5718

Writer-director Luchino Visconti adapts the 1848 love triangle short story by Fyodor Dostoevsky in one of his finest, most subtle, rewarding and haunting films. The actors give delicate, subtle performances and help him to to make a lot out […]

Jul, 06

The Belle of New York ** (1952, Fred Astaire, Vera-Ellen, Majorie Main, Keenan Wynn) – Classic Movie Review 5671

Director Charles Walters makes a 1952 MGM musical with Fred Astaire, Vera-Ellen, Majorie Main and Keenan Wynn. The spirits rise – but only to fall again, because this is a dull rendition of the Harry […]

Jun, 26

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