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Rage at Dawn *** (1955, Randolph Scott, Forrest Tucker, J Carrol Naish, Mala Powers, Edgar Buchanan, Ray Teal, Myron Healey, Denver Pyle) – Classic Movie Review 6599

Director Tim Whelan’s 1955 Western stars Randolph Scott as canny Peterson Detective Agency undercover agent James Barlow, who is taken on by the Chicago cops to hoodwink and round up the rotten real-life Reno Brothers (Forrest […]

Jan, 25

Raintree County ** (1957, Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor, Eva Marie Saint, Nigel Patrick, Lee Marvin, Rod Taylor, Agnes Moorehead, Walter Abel) – Classic Movie Review 6416

A typecast Elizabeth Taylor settles in comfortably to a tailor-made role as a gorgeous Southern American belle in a showy, Oscar-nominated performance as Susanna Drake, cast opposite her favourite actor friend Montgomery Clift as John […]

Dec, 17

June Bride **** (1948, Bette Davis, Robert Montgomery, Fay Bainter, Tom Tully, Betty Lynn, Debbie Reynolds) – Classic Movie Review 5735

Bette Davis tries a useful change of pace with a cute romantic comedy about a woman’s magazine editor who gets her chauvinist old flame, reporter Robert Montgomery, to help her cover a typical American wedding […]

Jul, 09

Some Came Running **** (1958, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Shirley MacLaine, Martha Hyer, Arthur Kennedy, Nancy Gates) – Classic Movie Review 4759

There is assured acting all round by a strong cast in director Vincente Minnelli’s powerful and impressive 1958 MGM movie of James Jones’s bestseller dissecting unfulfilled lives in a small Mid-West American town in the […]

Dec, 10

Lonesome Jim *** (2005, Casey Affleck, Liv Tyler, Mary Kay Place, Seymour Cassel, Kevin Corrigan) – Classic Movie Review 4319

Based on a talented first original screenplay by James C Strouse, this is a fresh, funny and truthful-seeming dark comedy. Casey Affleck is word perfect as the Lonesome Jim of the title, a depressed 27-year-old […]

Sep, 08

Breaking Away **** (1979, Dennis Christopher, Dennis Quaid, Daniel Stern, Jackie Earle Haley, Barbara Barrie, Paul Dooley) – Classic Movie Review 4034

Best known for his thrillers, British director Peter Yates delivers a triumph with this exhilarating 1979 American comedy, with a smashing lead performance from Dennis Christopher, who deserved to go on to stardom. Christopher plays […]

Jul, 17

A Christmas Story **** (1983, Peter Billingsley, Melinda Dillon) – Classic Movie Review 1962

Some people put this up there as their all-time favourite Christmas movie. Certainly director Bob Clark’s 1983 Christmas classic is a thoroughly enjoyable, sweetly beguiling movie of reminiscences of a boy growing up in an […]

Dec, 16


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