Derek Winnert

Posts Tagged "opera"

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To Rome with Love *** (2012, Woody Allen, Penélope Cruz, Jesse Eisenberg, Ellen Page, Roberto Benigni, Alec Baldwin, Greta Gerwig, Judy Davis) – Classic Movie Review 5791

Writer-director Woody Allen’s trip to Rome produces a very odd and very silly, though weirdly likeable and sometimes very amusing, multi-stranded romantic comedy. It gives the impression of being dashed off in a hurry to […]

Jul, 19

Charlie Chan at the Opera **** (1936, Warner Oland, Boris Karloff, Keye Luke) – Classic Movie Review 5614

‘A fiendish killer lurks at the opera! Weird! Thrilling! The Master Minds of Crime Match Wits Against Each Other!’ Sounds good, doesn’t it? And director H Bruce Humberstone’s 1936 thriller is one of the best […]

Jun, 15

One Night with You * (1948, Nino Martini, Patricia Roc, Bonar Colleano) – Classic Movie Review 5440

Director Terence Young’s 1948 British movie is an Italian-based musical romantic comedy with Nino Martini as Giulio, an Italian tenor serenading a stranger he meets in Italy, English rose Mary Santell (Patricia Roc), while they […]

May, 12

Torrent **** (1926, Ricardo Cortez, Greta Garbo, Gertrude Olmstead, Martha Mattox) – Classic Movie Review 5327

Director Monta Bell’s 1926 silent movie success is notable as the first American movie of Greta Garbo, helping her to become an international superstar during the late silent era. Louis B Mayer hired Garbo but MGM […]

Apr, 20

Romance *** (1930, Greta Garbo, Lewis Stone, Gavin Gordon) – Classic Movie Review 5321

Director Clarence Brown’s 1930 romantic drama casts Greta Garbo in her little-known and less-regarded second talkie, following Anna Christie (1930). MGM’s unique superstar stars as Signora Rita Cavallini, an 1860s Italian opera singer, mistress of rich, […]

Apr, 19

San Francisco ***** (1936, Clark Gable, Jeanette MacDonald, Spencer Tracy, Jack Holt, Jessie Ralph, Ted Healy, Shirley Ross) – Classic Movie Review 5143

Director W S Van Dyke II’s 1936 romantic melodrama still makes irresistible old-style golden years Hollywood entertainment at its finest, with a trio of great stars in Clark Gable, Jeanette MacDonald and Spencer Tracy and […]

Mar, 12

The Phantom of the Opera *** (1990, Charles Dance, Burt Lancaster, Teri Polo, Ian Richardson, Andréa Ferréol) – Classic Movie Review 5104

As the Phantom of the Opera, Charles Dance is a splendidly chilling charmer, in director Tony Richardson’s rich, lavish and enjoyable 1990 film TV mini-series version of the much-filmed 1911 story by Gaston Leroux, Le […]

Mar, 05


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