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Terror in a Texas Town **** (1958, Sterling Hayden, Sebastian Cabot, Carol Kelly) – Classic Movie Review 5983

Director Joseph H Lewis’s 1958 cult Western is tense, moody and unusual, with an effective Gothic climax in which Sterling Hayden’s star character George Hansen faces the six-gun-toting bad guy with a whaling harpoon. The portly […]

Aug, 28

West of Shanghai [The Warlord] *** (1937, Boris Karloff, Beverly Roberts, Ricardo Cortez, Gordon Oliver) – Classic Movie Review 5628

Director John Farrow’s short (64 minute) 1937 war adventure drama stars Boris Karloff who gives the impression he is hugely enjoying himself cast, as of course he could not be today, as a Chinese warlord, […]

Jun, 18

‘Neath the Arizona Skies **½ (1934, John Wayne, Sheila Terry, Shirley Jean Rickert, George ‘Gabby’ Hayes, Yakima Canutt) – Classic Movie Review 5488

Director Harry L Fraser’s 1934 Monogram movie is another low-budget formula Western, with John Wayne as Chris Morrell, the protector of a little half-Indian girl called Nina (Shirley Jean Rickert), who is heiress to rich […]

May, 23

Boom Town *** (1940, Clark Gable, Spencer Tracy, Claudette Colbert, Hedy Lamarr) – Classic Movie Review 5473

The MGM studio sent in its big star guns for producer Sam Zimbalist’s rousing and entertaining 1940 romantic adventure tale of oil-drilling folk. Clark Gable and Spencer Tracy play Big John McMasters and Square John Sand, wildcatter brawling […]

May, 18

The Paleface **** (1922, Buster Keaton, Virginia Fox, Joe Roberts) – Classic Movie Review 5115

This blissful classic 1922 twenty minutes of comedy is a highly amusing, fast-moving, inventive silent short from writer/ co-producer/ co-director/ star Buster Keaton. It is one of his best – in which he plays a […]

Mar, 06

Born of War *** (2013, James Frain, Sofia Black-D’Elia, Lydia Leonard) – Movie Review

Sofia Black-D’Elia stars as Oxford student Mina, whose parents are murdered in a violent invasion on her family home. Only she and her 10-year-old sister survive the attack. They are then taken into protection, and kept separate, […]

May, 01

The Madwoman of Chaillot *** (1969, Katharine Hepburn, Paul Henreid, Oskar Homolka, Yul Brynner, Richard Chamberlain, Edith Evans, Donald Pleasence) – Classic Movie Review 2431

Director Bryan Forbes’s civilised 1969 satirical comedy drama turns Jean Giraudoux’s celebrated play La Folle de Chaillot into an offbeat vehicle for Katharine Hepburn, who plays an eccentric and idealistic French countess trying to stop the plan of corrupt powerful […]

Apr, 27

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