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A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court *** (1949, Bing Crosby, Rhonda Fleming, William Bendix, Cedric Hardwicke, Henry Wilcoxon, Murvyn Vye, Virginia Field) – Classic Movie Review 5941

Bing Crosby plays Hank Martin, singing mechanic from 1912 who suffers a bump on the head and is sent back in time to Arthurian Britain in 528 A.D. and hailed as a wizard at King […]

Aug, 20

7 Faces of Dr Lao ***½ (1964, Tony Randall, Barbara Eden, Arthur O’Connell, John Ericson, Noah Beery Jnr, Lee Patrick) – Classic Movie Review 3731

Tony Randall is a joy in the seven parts he plays, while producer-director George Pal provides a good measure of unusual and other-worldly entertainment, in this richly entertaining 1964 fantasy comedy. Make-up man William Tuttle […]

May, 21

The Sword in the Stone *** (1963, Rickie Sorensen, Sebastian Cabot, Karl Swenson ) – Classic Movie Review 3713

Director Wolfgang Reitherman’s 1963 animation is a ‘whiz-bang wizard of whimsy’, or to put it another, more comprehensible way, it is Walt Disney’s generally appealing and delightful – and sometimes even magical – cartoon version […]

May, 16

Siege of the Saxons ** (1963, Ronald Lewis, Janette Scott, Ronald Howard, Mark Dignam, John Laurie) – Classic Movie Review 3650

Set in Arthurian times but with medieval England sets and style, director Nathan Juran’s low-budget 1963 British historical adventure is endearingly feeble, murky, cheap-looking. It extensively reuses footage, costumes and props from the 1954 Alan Ladd […]

May, 03

Camelot ***½ (1967, Richard Harris, Vanessa Redgrave, Franco Nero, David Hemmings) – Classic Movie Review 2180

South Pacific and Paint Your Wagon director Joshua Logan turns the pleasantly tuneful and rather splendid Frederick Loewe (music) and Alan Jay Lerner (lyrics) musical about life and loves at the court of King Arthur […]

Feb, 17

Top Gun **** (1986, Tom Cruise, Kelly McGillis, Val Kilmer, Tom Skerritt) – Classic Movie Review 1517

Director Tony Scott’s irresistible, ultra-canny 1986 blockbuster shot Tom Cruise into the Hollywood stratosphere as Lieutenant Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell who’s out to become the best pilot at the American Navy’s air-fighter school, known as the […]

Aug, 04

King Arthur *** (2004, Clive Owen, Stephen Dillane, Keira Knightley, Mads Mikkelsen, Ioan Gruffudd, Joel Edgerton, Ray Winstone, Hugh Dancy) – Classic Movie Review 954

Director Antoine Fuqua’s 2004 movie stars Clive Owen, who looks glum as an Anglo-Roman Artorius (or King Arthur) in this entertainingly silly Hollywood attempt to prove that the legend actually happened – back in the Dark […]

Mar, 21

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