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Bluebeard’s Eighth Wife *** (1938, Claudette Colbert, Gary Cooper, David Niven, Edward Everett Horton) – Classic Movie Review 5472

The vintage Alfred Savior play is dusted off in 1938 for Claudette Colbert as Nicole De Loiselle, the daughter of a poor French marquis (Edward Everett Horton), who wants to show her much-married American multi-millionaire […]

May, 18

Midnight ***** (1939, Claudette Colbert, Don Ameche, John Barrymore, Francis Lederer, Mary Astor) – Classic Movie Review 5178

Director Mitchell Leisen’s delicious 1939 movie bon-bon is the very essence of sophisticated wit and polish. The first-rate cast sparkles as much as production designer Hans Dreier’s luminous sets of Paris. It may be the […]

Mar, 19

Man’s Favorite Sport? *** (1964, Rock Hudson, Paula Prentiss, Maria Perschy) – Classic Movie Review 3923

Despite the teasing, possibly sexy title, Man’s Favorite Sport turns out to be fishing – of course! – in producer-director Howard Hawks’s thin but likeable 1964 comedy. Rock Hudson stars as Roger Willoughby, a fishing tackle […]

Jul, 02

The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek ***** (1944, Eddie Bracken, Betty Hutton, Diana Lynn, William Demarest, Porter Hall, Brian Donlevy, Akim Tamiroff) – Classic Movie Review 2622

Writer-producer-director Preston Sturges’s much-loved 1944 screwball comedy is one of his handful of great cinema classics. Sturges’s funny, frantic and tasteless attack on many of America’s most sacred cows from religion to politics must have been a […]

Jun, 21

Nothing Sacred ***** (1937, Carole Lombard, Fredric March, Charles Winninger, Walter Connolly) – Classic Movie Review 1951

Directed by William A Wellman in 1937, this delightfully cynical, delectably dark-toned screwball comedy written by screenwriter Ben Hecht stars Carole Lombard as the supposedly sick Hazel Flagg of Warsaw, Vermont, and Fredric March as […]

Dec, 13

The Wrong Box *** (1966, John Mills, Michael Caine, Nanette Newman, Ralph Richardson, Peter Sellers) – Classic Movie Review 1903

Julia Finsbury (Nanette Newman): ‘My father was a missionary. He was eaten by his Bible class.’ Producer-director Bryan Forbes’s unusual and likeable, delightfully daft 1966 British period screwball dark comedy is ‘suggested by’ Robert Louis Stevenson […]

Nov, 29

The Smallest Show on Earth ***** (1957, Bill Travers, Virginia McKenna, Peter Sellers, Margaret Rutherford, Bernard Miles) – Classic Movie Review 1643

  Director Basil Dearden’s adorable 1957 British comedy classic is one of the most loveable of the early Peter Sellers comedies, with a film buff’s dream plot. Real-life couple Bill Travers and Virginia McKenna star […]

Sep, 07


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