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The Merry Widow ** (1952, Fernando Lamas, Lana Turner, Richard Haydn, Una Merkel, Thomas Gomez, John Abbott, Marcel Dalio, King Donovan, Robert Coote) – Classic Movie Review 5810

Sadly, it is third time unlucky for MGM with this campy second remake of the Franz Lehár operetta The Merry Widow (following the 1925 silent The Merry Widow with Mae Murray and John Gilbert and The Merry […]

Jul, 24

Solomon and Sheba *** (1959, Yul Brynner, Gina Lollobrigida, George Sanders, Marisa Pavan, David Farrar) – Classic Movie Review 5710

The Old Testament according to director King Vidor, using as his text not the Bible but Crane Wilbur’s reworked story, in which Solomon (Yul Brynner) becomes king of ancient Israel, faces threats from his brother Adonijah, the […]

Jul, 04

King Solomon’s Mines **** (1950, Stewart Granger, Deborah Kerr, Richard Carlson, Hugo Haas, Siriaque) – Classic Movie Review 5634

MGM’s very smoothly made and exciting double Oscar-winning Technicolor 1950 remake of the H Rider Haggard romantic adventure novel is mostly filmed on spectacular locations in Africa (the Congo, Kenya and Tanzania) and is graced […]

Jun, 19

The Hunchback of Notre Dame ***** (1939, Charles Laughton, Maureen O’Hara, Cedric Hardwicke, Thomas Mitchell, Edmond O’Brien, Alan Marshal, Walter Hampden) – Classic Movie Review 720

‘BIG beyond words!…Wondrous beyond belief!…Magnificent beyond compare!’ This brilliant RKO studio movie from 1939 is simply the best version of the famous Victor Hugo literary classic, lit up by Charles Laughton’s inspired portrayal of Quasimodo, […]

Jun, 17

David and Bathsheba ** (1951, Gregory Peck, Susan Hayward, Raymond Massey, Kieron Moore) – Classic Movie Review 5495

Director Henry King’s 1951 biblical film is the second book of Samuel according to screen-writer Philip Dunne, producer Darryl F Zanuck and the 20th Century Fox studio. It was nominated for five Oscars – Best […]

May, 24

Peau d’Âne [Donkey Skin] [The Magic Donkey] **** (1970, Catherine Deneuve, Jean Marais, Jacques Perrin, Delphine Seyrig) – Classic Movie Review 5196

French writer-director Jacques Demy withdraws from reality entirely now in his 1970 film – into childhood dreams and Freudian nightmares, both safe and disturbing at the same time. Catherine Deneuve romps through a magic forest […]

Mar, 23

The Bandit of Sherwood Forest *** (1945, Cornel Wilde, Anita Louise, Edgar Buchanan, Jill Esmond, Henry Daniell, George Macready) – Classic Movie Review 5125

Cornel Wilde stars in directors George Sherman and Henry Levin’s 1945 American swashbuckling adventure movie as Robin Hood (Russell Hicks)’s little-known son Robert of Nottingham. Robert romps through Sherwood Forest to stop the wicked Prince […]

Mar, 09


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