Derek Winnert

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Dreyfus [The Dreyfus Case] *** (1931, Cedric Hardwicke, George Merritt, Charles Carson, Sam Livesey, Garry Marsh, Randle Ayrton, George Zucco) – Classic Movie Review 6142

Cedric Hardwicke stars as the real-life French-Jewish officer Captain Alfred Dreyfus, who is accused and convicted of spying in 1890s France, after German staff had forged evidence to convict him, ending up doing life on […]

Oct, 25

Blue Steel ** (1934, John Wayne, Eleanor Hunt, George ‘Gabby’ Hayes, Yakima Canutt) – Classic Movie Review 6041

John Wayne and his best pals George ‘Gabby’ Hayes and Yakima Canutt team up yet again in writer-director Robert N Bradbury’s acceptable but undistinguished and run-of-the-mill quickie 1934 Western from poverty row studio Monogram. It […]

Sep, 24

Night Moves ***½ (1975, Gene Hackman, Jennifer Warren, Edward Binns) – Classic Movie Review 6020

Director Arthur Penn’s dark-toned and unusually complex 1975 psychological thriller stars Gene Hackman as Los Angeles private detective Harry Moseby, who tracks a former Hollywood actress’s runaway teenage daughter (played by a very young Melanie […]

Sep, 13

The Mad Miss Manton **** (1938, Barbara Stanwyck, Henry Fonda, Sam Levene) – Classic Movie Review 5203

Director Leigh Jason’s short (just 79 minutes) and sweet 1938 RKO comedy is a fast-paced, engagingly frivolous entertainment with a well-concocted The Thin Man style mixture of screwball comedy and murder mystery. The essentially serious-minded Henry Fonda […]

Mar, 27

Scanners *** (1981, Jennifer O’Neill, Patrick McGoohan, Stephen Lack, Michael Ironside) – Classic Movie Review 5157

Writer-director David Cronenberg’s startling Canadian 1981 futuristic sci-fi action horror thriller basically tells a good versus evil battle story, but with an exploding head refreshing the mix. It was a special effects-driven eye-opener back in […]

Mar, 15

The Phantom Speaks *** (1945, Richard Arlen, Stanley Ridges, Lynne Roberts, Tom Powers, Charlotte Wynters, Jonathan Hale) – Classic Movie Review 5101

Director John English’s neat and nifty little 1945 horror thriller stars Richard Arlen, Stanley Ridges and Lynne Roberts, who make a grand job of John K Butler’s original screenplay in which the evil spirit of an executed […]

Mar, 04

Bunny Lake Is Missing **** (1965, Laurence Olivier, Carol Lynley, Keir Dullea, Noël Coward, Martita Hunt, Finlay Currie, Clive Revill, Anna Massey) – Classic Movie Review 5001

You don’t get many films billed as ‘ A conspiracy of madness’ but here it is. Producer-director Otto Preminger’s 1965 crafty and engrossing mystery thriller comes from the pen of John Mortimer and Penelope Mortimer, […]

Feb, 04

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