Derek Winnert

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The Desert Song *** (1943, Dennis Morgan, Irene Manning, Bruce Cabot, Lynne Overman) – Classic Movie Review 5738

Producer-director Robert Florey’s 1943 movie is an antique show, but the fine, on-form cast of Dennis Morgan, Irene Manning, Bruce Cabot, Lynne Overman, Gene Lockhart, Victor Francen, Faye Emerson and Marcel Dalio jolly it along […]

Jul, 09

Cornered **** (1945, Dick Powell, Micheline Cheirel, Walter Slezak) – Classic Movie Review 5252

Director Edward Dmytryk’s edgy, gripping 1945 RKO film noir thriller finds an ideal star in Dick Powell, who plays a former Canadian airman called Laurence Gerard, who returns to France and then goes to Buenos […]

Apr, 04

They Dare Not Love ** (1941, George Brent, Martha Scott, Paul Lukas) – Classic Movie Review 4751

Austrian aristocrat Prince Kurt von Rotenberg escapes to the US when Germany annexes Austria in 1938, but a Nazi agent seeks him out and tries to neutralise him as he is a rallying point for Austrian dissidents. The Nazi agent initially […]

Dec, 05

Valkyrie *** (2008, Tom Cruise, Bill Nighy, Carice van Houten, Tom Wilkinson, Kenneth Branagh) – Classic Movie Review 4424

There was bad word of mouth when that most American of actors Tom Cruise decided to play war-wounded German colonel Claus von Stauffenberg in 2008’s Valkyrie, apparently attracted to the role after seeing a picture […]

Sep, 27

Defiance **** (2008, Daniel Craig, Jamie Bell, Liev Schreiber, Asael Bielski, George MacKay) – Classic Movie Review 4343

Daniel Craig takes a rest from 007 to play one of three Jewish brothers who flee Nazi-occupied Poland and take refuge in the Belarussian forest. There they join Russian resistance fighters and build shelters to […]

Sep, 11

The Conspirators ***½ (1944, Hedy Lamarr, Paul Henreid, Sydney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre, Victor Francen, Joseph Calleia) – Classic Movie Review 3884

In 1944 Warner Bros reassembles three of Casablanca’s star players to try to reprise their great success as Sydney Greenstreet and Peter Lorre play World War Two wartime resistance workers plotting in Lisbon with Dutch […]

Jun, 19

Son of Saul ***** (2015, Géza Röhrig) – Movie Review

Hungary-born László Nemes’s shatteringly horrific Auschwitz drama won the 2015 Oscar and Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film, as well as the Grand Jury Prize at Cannes. It is hard to praise this devastatingly harrowing […]

Apr, 28

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