Derek Winnert

Posts Tagged "melodrama"

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The Crimes of Stephen Hawke ** (1936, Tod Slaughter, Marjorie Taylor, D J Williams ) – Classic Movie Review 5881

Producer-director George King’s 1936 British murder thriller melodrama stars Tod Slaughter, who barnstorms back into action as Stephen Hawke, a kind-seeming Regency moneylender revealed as The Spine Breaker, the murderer who has rampaged through London. […]

Aug, 08

The Saga of Gosta Berling [Gösta Berling’s Saga] **** (1924, Greta Garbo, Lars Hanson) – Classic Movie Review 5324

In this extremely intriguing curio 1924 Swedish silent movie epic, Greta Garbo stars as Elizabeth Dohna in her first leading part in a feature-length film, co-starring Lars Hanson, and directed by her mentor, the celebrated […]

Apr, 20

The Taxi Dancer ** (1927, Joan Crawford, Owen Moore, Douglas Gilmore, Marc McDermott) – Classic Movie Review 4970

Joan Crawford gets top billing as star for the first time as Joslyn Poe, who dances her way from her poor Virginia background to struggling for success in New York in this semi-provocative pre-talkie romantic […]

Jan, 31

Magnificent Obsession **** (1954, Jane Wyman, Rock Hudson, Agnes Moorehead) – Classic Movie Review 3435

Cult director Douglas Sirk’s magnificently melodramatic 1954 remake of the 1935 Irene Dunne- Robert Taylor weepie based on the famous Lloyd C Douglas tearjerker finds the perfect stars in Jane Wyman, Rock Hudson and Agnes […]

Mar, 01

Executive Suite **** (1954, William Holden, Barbara Stanwyck, June Allyson, Fredric March, Louis Calhern, Walter Pidgeon, Shelley Winters, Paul Douglas, Dean Jagger, Nina Foch) – Classic Movie Review 2526

‘Behind the lighted tower windows the conflict of love and power is reckless and daring!’ Director Robert Wise’s Oscar-nominated 1954 drama stars Barbara Stanwyck as Julia O Tredway, who oversees the candidates for new board […]

May, 27

Serena *** (2014, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Toby Jones) – Movie Review

Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence are ideally teamed and perfectly cast in this ambitious romantic Western, set in late-1920s Depression-era North Carolina, but filmed in the Czech Republic. And filmed very beautifully. It’s a costly-looking, incredibly handsome, […]

Nov, 08

Rich and Strange ** (1931, Henry Kendall, Joan Barry, Percy Marmont) – Classic Movie Review 460

This 1931 Alfred Hitchcock early sound film is surprisingly obvious, thin and conservative-minded, so it is a bit of a bad surprise from this director. It plays like a Victorian melodrama with a moral and […]

Nov, 30


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