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Kaleidoscope *** (1966, Warren Beatty, Susannah York, Clive Revill, Eric Porter, Murray Melvin) –  Classic Movie Review 6226

Warren Beatty came to Swinging Sixties England to team up with English rose Susannah York for director Jack Smight’s breezy 1966 romantic caper comedy thriller about an American conman, Barney Lincoln (Beatty), who breaks into […]

Nov, 11

Johnny O’Clock **** (1947, Dick Powell, Ellen Drew, Lee J Cobb, Evelyn Keyes, Nina Foch, Thomas Gomez) – Classic Movie Review 5626

Writer-director Robert Rossen’s 1947 thriller is a very fine whodunit in the nervy late Forties manner, crammed with shady characters, murky deeds and murkier lighting in Burnett Guffey’s quintessentially noir black and white cinematography. [Spoiler […]

Jun, 17

Texas Lady ** (1955, Claudette Colbert, Barry Sullivan, Ray Collins, Gregory Walcott, James Bell, Horace McMahon) – Classic Movie Review 5478

‘WOMANLY WILES WERE HER WEAPONS!’ Director Tim Whelan’s 1955 Western has a surprise star in Claudette Colbert, who plays Prudence Webb, a determined woman who gambles with riverboat gambler Chris Mooney (Barry Sullivan) to pay […]

May, 19

The Great Sinner *** (1949, Gregory Peck, Walter Huston, Ava Gardner, Agnes Moorehead, Ethel Barrymore, Melvyn Douglas, Frank Morgan) – Classic Movie Review 5429

Unfortunately director Robert Siodmak’s fascinating 1949 movie is all a bit staid and gloomy but it has a lot of points of interest. Famed gay British author Christopher Isherwood is one of the two pairs […]

May, 10

Havana ** (1990, Robert Redford, Lena Olin, Alan Arkin, Tomas Milian, Raul Julia) – Classic Movie Review 5042

Director Sydney Pollack’s good-looking but disappointing 1990 romantic drama stars Robert Redford as card-playing gambler Jack Weil, who romances icy Nordic beauty Bobby Duran (Lena Olin), who is married to fiery Cuban aristocrat, Arturo Duran […]

Feb, 22

California Split **** (1974, George Segal, Elliott Gould, Gwen Welles, Ann Prentiss, Barbara Ruick, Bert Remsen, Jeff Goldblum) – Classic Movie Review 5026

Director Robert Altman’s fine, funny and revealing 1974 comedy character drama stars the very much on-form Elliott Gould and George Segal as wisecracking free spirit Charlie Waters and down on his luck gambler Bill Denny, who are […]

Feb, 14

Bay of Angels [La baie des anges] **** (1963, Jeanne Moreau, Claude Mann, Paul Guers) – Classic Movie Review 4304

The 31-year-old writer-director Jacques Demy’s excellent 1962 French New Wave movie is his second feature after his hit debut with Lola (1961). Bay of Angels boasts a spellbinding performance by a startlingly blonde Jeanne Moreau as Jackie […]

Sep, 05


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