Derek Winnert

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Alexander the Great *** (1956, Richard Burton, Fredric March, Claire Bloom, Danielle Darrieux, Barry Jones, Harry Andrews, Peter Cushing, Stanley Baker, Peter Wyngarde) – Classic Movie Review 6585

Writer-producer-director Robert Rossen’s Spanish-filmed 1956 historical epic of Alexander the Great [Alexander III of Macedon] (356-323 BC) is a clever and thoughtful movie. The young Richard Burton proves a good choice as the Greek warrior […]

Jan, 20

Edward II **** (1991, Steven Waddington, Kevin Collins, Tilda Swinton, Nigel Terry, Andrew Tiernan, John Lynch, Dudley Sutton, Annie Lennox) – Classic Movie Review 6497

Director Derek Jarman’s 1991 film version of Christopher Marlowe’s 16th-century Elizabethan play about the outrageous gay English King Edward II is a lively, imaginative and often moving piece of work. It brings the revered antique play […]

Dec, 30

Kings of the Sun ** (1963, Yul Brynner, George Chakiris, Shirley Anne Field) – Classic Movie Review 6472

Unfortunately, Elliott Arnold and James R Webb’s screenplay stretches credibility to the hilt and beyond in director J Lee Thompson’s elaborate 1963 historical drama about the ancient Mayan civilisation, in which Yul Brynner strikes beefcake poses […]

Dec, 26

Fanfan La Tulipe [Fan-Fan the Tulip] **** (1952, Gérard Philipe, Gina Lollobrigida, Marcel Herrand) – Classic Movie Review 6391

Director Christian-Jacque’s sunny, sweet-natured French 1952 swashbuckling romantic comedy adventure stars the dashingly handsome young Gérard Philipe as Fanfan, a cheeky soldier who enrolls in the wars of Louis XV (King of France from 1715 […]

Dec, 11

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

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