Derek Winnert

Posts Tagged "nightclub"

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Romance on the High Seas **** (1948, Jack Carson, Janis Paige, Don DeFore, Doris Day, Oscar Levant, S Z Sakall) – Classic Movie Review 6077

Director Michael Curtiz’s vivacious 1948 Warner Bros musical stars Doris Day, who sparkles in her first film as a cabaret singer called Georgia Garrett, who is hired to pose as a married woman named Elvira Kent […]

Oct, 11

A Fantastic Woman [Una Mujer Fantástica] **** (2017, Daniela Vega, Francisco Reyes, Luis Gnecco) – Movie Review 

Chilean actress, lyrical singer and trans woman Daniela Vega gives a Fantastic performance as Marina, a waitress and nightclub singer, whose much older boyfriend suddenly dies of an aneurism. Marina is bowled over by his death but is […]

Oct, 01

Kiss Them for Me ** (1957, Cary Grant, Jayne Mansfield, Leif Erickson, Ray Walston, Larry Blyden, Suzy Parker, Werner Klemperer) – Classic Movie Review 5878

Cary Grant, Ray Walston and Larry Blyden star as a trio of World War Two American naval officers who get mixed up with gals (Jayne Mansfield, Suzy Parker) on shore leave in San Francisco. There […]

Aug, 08

The Big Night *** (1951, John Barrymore Jr, Preston Foster, Joan Lorring, Howard St John, Dorothy Comingore) – Classic Movie Review 5840

John Barrymore Jr [aka John Drew Barrymore] makes something of his role as a stereotypical Fifties misunderstood teenager, in that era of crazy mixed-up kids. He plays George La Main, who is bent on avenging Al […]

Aug, 02

Dance, Fools, Dance *** (1931, Joan Crawford, Clark Gable, Lester Vail, William Bakewell, Cliff Edwards) – Classic Movie Review 5784

Joan Crawford picked Clark Gable as her leading man for Dance, Fools, Dance in 1931 because she found him attractive and, though both married, they immediately became lovers and remained friends for the rest of […]

Jul, 18

The Lady and the Monster ** (1944, Vera Ralston, Erich von Stroheim, Richard Arlen) – Classic Movie Review 5602

The Lady and the Monster, starring Vera Hruba Ralston as Janice Farrell, is the second ‘Brain Movie’ after Black Friday (1940). The obviously weirdly popular idea, a cousin of the disembodied hand premise, was later […]

Jun, 14

Smash-Up: The Story of a Woman ***½ (1947, Susan Hayward, Lee Bowman, Eddie Albert, Marsha Hunt) – Classic Movie Review 5500

Director Stuart Heisler’s effective 1947 melodrama stars Susan Hayward as fast-rising nightclub singer Angie Evans, who becomes a smashed-up woman and hits the bottle when her singing career goes flat, while her songwriter husband Ken […]

May, 26


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