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The Scarlet Pimpernel ***** (1935, Leslie Howard, Merle Oberon, Raymond Massey, Nigel Bruce) – Classic Movie Review 2949

‘They seek him here. They seek him there. Those Frenchies seek him here everywhere. Is he in heaven or is he in hell? That damned elusive Pimpernel.’ Director Harold Young’s high-spirited 1935 British adventure movie […]

Oct, 03

Limelight ***** (1952, Charles Chaplin, Claire Bloom, Nigel Bruce, Sydney Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Norman Lloyd) – Classic Movie Review 2549

Producer-writer-director-star Charles Chaplin’s 1952 drama with music is a beautiful film, incredibly poignant, extremely sentimental and nostalgic, but almost unbearably moving both for itself and as an encapsulation of the star’s life. The pairing of Chaplin and […]

Jun, 01

The Two Mrs Carrolls *** (1947, Humphrey Bogart, Barbara Stanwyck, Alexis Smith, Nigel Bruce) – Classic Movie Review 2256

Martin Vale’s once fairly popular 1935 theatrical murder mystery melodrama is rather lifelessly transferred to the screen by director Peter Godfrey in 1947, with an unfair over-dependence on the skills and allure of its great […]

Mar, 12

Treasure Island **** (1934, Wallace Beery, Jackie Cooper, Lionel Barrymore) – Classic Movie Review 2060

‘You ain’t gonna let honesty stand in the way o’ bein’ smart? ‘ – Long John Silver. Director Victor Fleming’s 1934 adventure movie is a splendidly rambunctious, rumbustious retelling of Robert Louis Stevenson’s 1883 classic young […]

Jan, 09

The Corn Is Green *** (1945, Bette Davis) – Classic Movie Review 1332

‘Moderation is a vastly over-rated virtue.’ – Miss Lilly Moffat. Director Irving Rapper directs Bette Davis in 1945 as Miss Lilly Moffat, a middle-aged English schoolteacher dismayed by the conditions and illiteracy she finds in a Welsh […]

Jun, 17

The Spider Woman *** (1944, Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Gale Sondergaard, Dennis Hoey, Mary Gordon) – Classic Movie Review 1027

‘I’m so sorry we have nothing in the house for burns. I so seldom get burned.’ – Adrea Spedding. Director Roy William Neill’s thoroughly enjoyable 1944 mystery sees Basil Rathbone’s Sherlock Holmes investigating a case that […]

Mar, 31

The Scarlet Claw **** (1944, Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Miles Mander, Arthur Hohl, Gerald Hamer, Ian Wolfe, Paul Cavanagh, Kay Harding) – Classic Movie Review 1026

Director Roy William Neill’s dastardly 1944 whodunit thriller is the sixth and arguably the finest of Basil Rathbone’s 12 Sherlock Holmes updated films at Universal Studios. Rathbone and Nigel Bruce show they are still the […]

Mar, 31


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