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Bluebeard’s Eighth Wife *** (1938, Claudette Colbert, Gary Cooper, David Niven, Edward Everett Horton) – Classic Movie Review 5472

The vintage Alfred Savior play is dusted off in 1938 for Claudette Colbert as Nicole De Loiselle, the daughter of a poor French marquis (Edward Everett Horton), who wants to show her much-married American multi-millionaire […]

May, 18

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels **** (1988, Steve Martin, Michael Caine, Glenne Headly, Anton Rodgers, Barbara Harris) – Classic Movie Review 5214

Director Frank Oz’s delicious 1988 comedy stars a perfect team in Steve Martin, Michael Caine and Glenne Headly. Caine plays a suave Englishman named Lawrence Jamieson who preys on wealthy widows by posing as a deposed […]

Mar, 29

Daddy Nostalgie [These Foolish Things [Daddy Nostalgia] **** (1990, Dirk Bogarde, Jane Birkin, Odette Laure) – Classic Movie Review 4873

In his final film role, Dirk Bogarde (aged 69) rises to the challenge of his best role in years with a convincing, touching, unmannered performance as Daddy, the nostalgic, sick old father of the original […]

Jan, 10

Easy Virtue *** (1928, Isabel Jeans, Franklin Dyall, Eric Bransby Williams, Robin Irvine, Ian Hunter) – Classic Movie Review 2287

‘Virtue is its own reward’ they say — but ‘easy virtue’ is society’s reward for a slandered reputation. Director Alfred Hitchcock’s 1928 romantic film is a rather unsatisfactory silent movie of Noël Coward’s interesting 1924 […]

Mar, 20

The Good Thief *** (2002, Nick Nolte) – Classic Movie Review 1389

Writer-director Neil Jordan’s 2002 crime thriller stars Nick Nolte as a world-weary, drug-addicted, ageing gambler-thief embroiled in one last heist on a casino on the French Riviera. Problems arise when a young hooker, femme fatale Anne […]

Jul, 02

Bonjour Tristesse **** (1958, Jean Seberg, David Niven, Deborah Kerr, Mylène Demongeot, Juliette Gréco, Martita Hunt) – Classic Movie Review 181

I’m afraid this 1958 curio isn’t quite the ‘lost masterpiece’ you might be looking for but it is still an extremely interesting and entertaining minor work from the great director Otto Preminger, a man with […]

Aug, 23


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