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Ivanhoe **** (1952, Robert Taylor, Elizabeth Taylor, Joan Fontaine, George Sanders, Emlyn Williams, Robert Douglas, Finlay Currie, Felix Aylmer) – Classic Movie Review 3654

Finding first choice Stewart Granger otherwise engaged, MGM studios cast their then waning star Robert Taylor as the disowned knight Ivanhoe in director Richard Thorpe’s thoroughly enjoyable Normans versus Saxons 1952 mediaeval swashbuckler, derived from the […]

May, 03

The Bigamist ***½ (1953, Ida Lupino, Edmond O’Brien, Joan Fontaine, Edmund Gwenn, Jane Darwell, Kenneth Tobey, John Maxwell) – Classic Movie Review 3416

In the first ever instance of a female star directing herself, Ida Lupino directs and stars in this intriguing, involving and revealing 1953 film about a travelling salesman called Harry Graham (Edmond O’Brien) who is […]

Feb, 27

The Witches ** (1966, Joan Fontaine, Kay Walsh, Alec McCowen) – Classic Movie Review 3068

Director Cyril Frankel’s 1966 horror movie is a typical Hammer Films outing into the territory of black magic, the occult, voodoo and witchcraft. It features two effective performances – from a rather film-starry Joan Fontaine […]

Nov, 17

The Women ***** (1939, Rosalind Russell, Joan Crawford, Norma Shearer, Paulette Goddard, Joan Fontaine, Ruth Hussey, Virginia Weidler, Mary Boland) – Classic Movie Review 2919

Director George Cukor’s delicious 1939 comedy is a vastly entertaining all-female film of Clare Boothe [Luce]’s risqué hit play about an interconnected group of prospective divorcées waiting at a ranch for their divorce decrees and their […]

Sep, 20

Jane Eyre **** (1943, Orson Welles, Joan Fontaine, Margaret O’Brien, Peggy Ann Garner, Henry Daniell, Agnes Moorehead) – Classic Movie Review 2670

Director Robert Stevenson’s 1943 movie is an impressively powerful and moody American version of the Charlotte Brontë classic about the Victorian orphan who becomes a governess in a strange Yorkshire household at Thornfield Hallruled over by […]

Jul, 05

Suspicion ***** (1941, Cary Grant, Joan Fontaine, Cedric Hardwicke, Nigel Bruce, Dame May Whitty, Isabel Jeans, Leo G Carroll) – Classic Movie Review 441

In the first of his four memorable collaborations with Alfred Hitchcock, Cary Grant stars as the handsome, dark and dashing man-about-town Johnny Aysgarth, always borrowing money from friends. Joan Fontaine also stars as the naturally […]

Nov, 23

Rebecca ***** (1940, Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, George Sanders) – Classic Movie Review 72

Based on Daphne du Maurier’s famed novel, Hitchcock’s atypical romantic melodrama from 1940 is the middle film of a trio Hitch adapted from the author’s work between Jamaica Inn and The Birds. It spins the […]

Jul, 20

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