Derek Winnert

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Primrose Path **** (1940, Ginger Rogers, Joel McCrea, Marjorie Rambeau, Henry Travers, Miles Mander, Queenie Vassar) – Classic Movie Review 6721

Co-writer/ producer/ director Gregory La Cava’s risqué 1940 romantic drama stars Ginger Rogers, then aged 29, who gives a winning performance as Ellie May Adams, a dark-haired teenaged daughter plagued by her unsavoury family background. Ellie […]

Feb, 22

Gambling Lady *** (1934, Barbara Stanwyck, Joel McCrea, Pat O’Brien, Claire Dodd, C Aubrey Smith, Robert Barrat, Philip Reed) – Classic Movie Review 6719

Director Archie Mayo’s 1934 thriller stars Barbara Stanwyck as the title’s gambling Lady Lee, who, undeterred by her father’s gambling-debt suicide, heads off to the gaming tables, encounters murder, blackmail and handsome, wealthy games-player Garry […]

Feb, 21

The Clandestine Marriage **** (1999, Nigel Hawthorne, Joan Collins, Timothy Spall, Paul Nicholls, Natasha Little, Emma Chambers, Tom Hollander) – Classic Movie Review 6554

An excellent cast makes director Christopher Miles’s 1999 British period film work smoothly, nicely and entertainingly. Thanks to all the good work, it is a very considerable success, and a very successful transfer of a play […]

Jan, 13

Raintree County ** (1957, Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor, Eva Marie Saint, Nigel Patrick, Lee Marvin, Rod Taylor, Agnes Moorehead, Walter Abel) – Classic Movie Review 6416

A typecast Elizabeth Taylor settles in comfortably to a tailor-made role as a gorgeous Southern American belle in a showy, Oscar-nominated performance as Susanna Drake, cast opposite her favourite actor friend Montgomery Clift as John […]

Dec, 17

With Six You Get Egg Roll ** (1968, Doris Day, Brian Keith, Pat Carroll, Barbara Hershey, George Carlin) – Classic Movie Review 6365

Director Howard Morris’s 1968 movie has a lovely title for a genially amusing Doris Day comedy, in which she plays Abby McClure, a widow juggling a career as a lumberyard owner with raising three sons. […]

Dec, 06

Wonder **½ (2017, Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, Jacob Tremblay, Noah Jupe, Mandy Patinkin, Izabela Vidovic) – Movie Review

Lionsgate is the studio that started developing this feature film adaptation of R J Palacio’s debut novel Wonder right back in 2012. It proved a good decision. It has already grossed $73 million worldwide on a $20 […]

Dec, 02

That Certain Woman *** (1937, Bette Davis, Henry Fonda, Ian Hunter, Anita Louise, Donald Crisp) – Classic Movie Review 6291

‘You know, I believe I’m like one of those unfortunate gals you only read about in those dime novels… she only loved once.’ – Mary Donnell. That Certain Woman is a glamorous-looking Bette Davis, who […]

Nov, 22


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