Derek Winnert

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Gold Diggers of 1937 **** (1936, Dick Powell, Joan Blondell, Victor Moore, Glenda Farrell, Osgood Perkins) – Classic Movie Review 5894

Keeping to the established formula, obviously there are more people putting on a show – this time insurance salesmen – in the fourth Gold Diggers film, with Busby Berkeley this time credited only as the […]

Aug, 10

How to Steal a Million *** (1966, Audrey Hepburn, Peter O’Toole, Eli Wallach, Hugh Griffith, Charles Boyer) – Classic Movie Review 5682

You might expect something a little bit more polished and classier – maybe wittier and even a bit more substantial – from this cast and crew. But the bright cast spark up writer Harry Kurnitz’s […]

Jun, 28

Lloyd’s of London *** (1936, Tyrone Power, Madeleine Carroll, George Sanders, Freddie Bartholomew, C Aubrey Smith, Guy Standing, Virginia Field, Montagu Love, E E Clive) – Classic Movie Review 4688

Director Henry King’s 1936 period drama stars Tyrone Power, whose career took off with this role as Lloyd’s insurance boss Jonathan Blake, who, it is alleged, is the friend of Lord Nelson (John Burton). Blake […]

Nov, 23

The Big White *** (2005, Robin Williams, Giovanni Ribisi, Holly Hunter, Woody Harrelson, Tim Blake Nelson, W Earl Brown) – Classic Movie Review 4518

In Alaska, cash-strapped travel agent Paul Barnel (Robin Williams) stumbles across a frozen corpse and tries to pass it off as his missing, presumed-dead brother Raymond to claim the $1 million insurance payoff. But then he finds […]

Oct, 24

Despair [Eine Reise ins Licht] *** (1978, Dirk Bogarde, Andréa Ferréol, Klaus Löwitsch, Volker Spengler) – Classic Movie Review 3950

Dirk Bogarde stars in German director Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s 1978 English-language film about Hermann Hermann, a 1930s Russian immigrant chocolate magnate businessman in Germany who begins to fall apart and go slowly mad. It also […]

Jun, 29

The Dark Eyes of London [The Human Monster] *** (1939, Bela Lugosi, Greta Gynt, Hugh Williams) – Classic Movie Review 3765

Director Walter Summers’s 1939 movie, retitled The Human Monster in the US, brings the great horror star Bela Lugosi to Britain to make this encouragingly daft horror picture based on Edgar Wallace’s novel. It is […]

May, 23

Pitfall **** (1948, Dick Powell, Lizabeth Scott, Raymond Burr, Jane Wyatt) – Classic Movie Review 2167

Co-writer/director André de Toth’s impressive 1948 film noir thriller pairs Dick Powell and Lizabeth Scott, both in their prime. Powell stars as insurance company executive and family man John Forbes, who is married to a […]

Feb, 11


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