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Blue Thunder **** (1983, Roy Scheider, Candy Clark, Warren Oates, Malcolm McDowell, Daniel Stern) – Classic Movie Review 6044

Director John Badham’s riveting 1983 action adventure thriller provides a great showcase for the talents of Roy Scheider. The always underrated and undervalued actor grabs one of his best Eighties opportunities as  Los Angeles Police […]

Sep, 24

The Bride Came C.O.D. *** (1941, James Cagney, Bette Davis, Stuart Erwin) – Classic Movie Review 5939

Director William Keighley’s breezy and likeable 1941 movie belatedly re-unites James Cagney and Bette Davis after their successful pairing in Jimmy the Gent (1934). It is a fluffy and frantic but unsubtle comedy from the […]

Aug, 19

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

Test Pilot **** (1938, Clark Gable, Spencer Tracy, Myrna Loy, Lionel Barrymore) – Classic Movie Review 5481

Director Victor Fleming’s thrilling and splendidly romantic 1938 aviation adventure tale of machismo in the air, and romance and comedy on the ground is delivered with all of the vintage MGM studio’s polish and know-how. […]

May, 19

The Great Waldo Pepper *** (1975, Robert Redford, Bo Svenson, Bo Brundin, Susan Sarandon, Geoffrey Lewis) – Classic Movie Review 5443

Director George Roy Hill’s 1975 period adventure movie showcases Robert Redford at his matinée idol peak, all gleaming and dashing, as a daredevil plane acrobat called Waldo Pepper. Hill, Redford’s director on The Sting (1973) and […]

May, 12

Airport 1975 *** (1974, Charlton Heston, Karen Black, George Kennedy, Efrem Zimbalist Jr, Susan Clark) – Classic Movie Review 5427

‘Star-studded cast trapped in a plunging airplane… And only a death-defying rescue mission can save them!’ Director Jack Smight’s 1974 first sequel to Airport (1970) is preposterous and unintentionally funny but still quite exciting and enjoyable. […]

May, 10

Don’t Bother to Knock *** (1952, Richard Widmark, Marilyn Monroe, Anne Bancroft, Donna Corcoran, Jeanne Cagney, Jim Backus, Lurene Tuttle, Elisha Cook Jr) – Classic Movie Review 5210

Director Roy Ward Baker’s 1952 American film noir psychological mystery thriller stars Richard Widmark and Marilyn Monroe, who gives a remarkably convincing performance in a very difficult and peculiar role as Nell Forbes, a shy-seeming […]

Mar, 28

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