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Naughty Marietta **** (1935, Jeanette MacDonald, Nelson Eddy, Frank Morgan, Elsa Lanchester) – Classic Movie Review 5778

This 1935 movie of the 1910 operetta Victor Herbert (music) and Rida Johnson Young lyrics) gives Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy one of their best opportunities in the first of their series of very jolly, […]

Jul, 18

The Love Parade **** (1929, Maurice Chevalier, Jeanette MacDonald, Lupino Lane) – Classic Movie Review 5768

Director Ernst Lubitsch’s superlative 1929 operetta stars the new musicals screen team of Maurice Chevalier and Jeanette MacDonald and is filmed with the inspired Lubitsch touch at its finest. It is 1929 and the dawn of […]

Jul, 16

The Mating Season *** (1951, Gene Tierney, John Lund, Miriam Hopkins, Thelma Ritter, Jan Sterling) – Classic Movie Review 5707

Director Mitchell Leisen’s 1951 comedy stars Gene Tierney, John Lund, Miriam Hopkins and Thelma Ritter. Irritatingly dull performances from leads Lund and Tierney nearly sink a comedy story of the working-class boy named Val McNulty […]

Jul, 03

Houseboat *** (1958, Cary Grant, Sophia Loren, Martha Hyer, Eduardo Ciannelli, Harry Guardino, Murray Hamilton) – Classic Movie Review 4543

Co-writer/ director Melville Shavelson’s popular 1958 comedy has the inestimable advantage of teaming wonderful Cary Grant and Sophia Loren, great friends in real life, in their glorious golden days. Shavelson and Jack Rose’s screenplay shouts […]

Oct, 27

Rembrandt **** (1936, Charles Laughton, Gertrude Lawrence, Elsa Lanchester) – Classic Movie Review 4514

Producer-director Alexander Korda’s splendid 1936 historical biopic focuses on Charles Laughton’s moving depiction of an artist declining into old age and poverty – in this case the 17th-century Dutch painter Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (15 […]

Oct, 23

La Ronde *** (1964, Marie Dubois, Claude Giraud, Anna Karina, Jean-Claude Brialy, Jane Fonda, Maurice Ronet, Catherine Spaak, Francine Bergé) – Classic Movie Review 4306

Director Roger Vadim’s starry and atmospheric 1964 film adaptation of the classic Arthur Schnitzler play, now re-set in Paris during the summer of 1914, tells the same ten circular thematically interlinked tales of love and seduction. […]

Sep, 05

La Ronde ***** (1950, Anton Walbrook, Simone Signoret, Serge Reggiani, Simone Simon, Daniel Gélin, Danielle Darrieux, Fernand Gravey) – Classic Movie Review 4305

Co-writer/ director Max Ophüls’s 1950 film masterwork is a brilliantly plush, atmospheric and marvellously performed adaptation of the classic Arthur Schnitzler play. It is set in a hauntingly atmospheric Vienna in 1900, and is told […]

Sep, 05


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