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Speedway * (1968, Elvis Presley, Nancy Sinatra, Bill Bixby, Gale Gordon, William Schallert) – Classic Movie Review 6253

Alas Speedway is just another duff movie from the late period of Elvis Presley’s film career. The pairing of Elvis Presley as a stock-car speedway king called Steve Grayson and Nancy Sinatra as an income […]

Nov, 14

Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man ** (1951, Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Arthur Franz, Nancy Guild, Adele Jergens) – Classic Movie Review 5587

Director Charles Lamont’s 1951 comedy is a fairly lively Bud Abbott and Lou Costello movie series episode, with the expected plot (‘suggested by H G Wells’) and decent effects, particularly in the vivacious and pacy […]

Jun, 12

Stardust *** (1974, David Essex, Adam Faith, Marty Wilde, Keith Moon, Edd Byrnes) – Classic Movie Review 5452

Director Michael Apted’s popular 1974 British drama is the sequel to 1973’s hit That’ll Be the Day and again stars David Essex as Jim MacLaine in returning writer Ray Connolly’s effective tale of the rise and […]

May, 14

Golden Boy ***** (1939, Barbara Stanwyck, William Holden, Adolphe Menjou, Joseph Calleia, Lee J Cobb, Sam Levene) – Classic Movie Review 5201

In 1939 director Rouben Mamoulian films Clifford Odets’s classic theatre play (with Luther Adler on stage) and it becomes a star-making tour de force for William Holden as a prizefighter Joe Bonaparte, encouraged by tough […]

Mar, 26

Sid and Nancy **** (1986, Gary Oldman, Chloe Webb, David Hayman) – Classic Movie Review 4098

Alex Cox co-writes (with Abbe Wool) and directs this exceptionally powerful and exciting punk rock cult classic about the life of Sid Vicious, bassist with the British punk rock band the Sex Pistols, and the death of […]

Jul, 29

Pat and Mike **** (1952, Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Aldo Ray, William Ching) – Classic Movie Review 3853

Husband-and-wife writing team Garson Kanin and Ruth Gordon’s screenplay for director George Cukor’s 1952 feminist sports comedy with Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn is a quiet winner. It is the seventh of the nine films to […]

Jun, 13

Here Comes Mr Jordan ***** (1941, Robert Montgomery, Claude Rains, Evelyn Keyes, Rita Johnson) – Classic Movie Review 3452

Heavenly aide Edward Everett Horton mistakenly despatches a boxer called Joe Pendleton (Robert Montgomery) up to the celestial resting place 50 years too early on the very eve of becoming world boxing champ. Although he’s […]

Mar, 05

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