Derek Winnert

Posts Tagged "slapstick comedy"

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The Patsy ** (1964, Jerry Lewis, Everett Sloane, Peter Lorre, John Carradine, Phil Harris) – Classic Movie Review 5950

Jerry Lewis stars as a silly clodhopping bellboy called Stanley Belt, who is recruited to step into the shoes of a famous comic, who has died in an air accident, and to star in his […]

Aug, 21

Up the Chastity Belt ** (1971, Frankie Howerd, Graham Crowden, Bill Fraser, Hugh Paddick, Roy Hudd, Anna Quayle, Eartha Kitt, Dave King, Fred Emney) – Classic Movie Review 5896

Director Bob Kellett’s 1971 sequel to Up Pompeii is a bawdy, double-entendre laden medieval romp, again a showcase for Frank Howerd, who this time stars in a double role as the lowly serf Lurkalot and […]

Aug, 11

Black Sheep ½ (1996, Chris Farley, David Spade, Tim Matheson, Christine Ebersole, Gary Busey) – Classic Movie Review 4539

Chris Farley and David Spade re-team after Tommy Boy for director Penelope Spheeris’ s utterly moronic, shamefully slapstick 1996 American teen comedy that needs to be given the widest possible berth. Poor Tim Matheson co-stars as Al […]

Oct, 26

Gus *** (1976, Ed Asner, Don Knotts, Gary Grimes, Tim Conway, Tom Bosley) – Classic Movie Review 4256

Gary Grimes’s six and last movie is this cult Disney film Gus (1976), about a mule that can kick 100 yard field goals, where he plays Andy Petrovic. Director Vincent McEveety’s 1976 slapstick family comedy is […]

Aug, 28

The Money Pit **** (1986, Shelley Long, Tom Hanks, Alexander Godunov, Maureen Stapleton, Joe Mantegna, Philip Bosco, Josh Mostel) – Classic Movie Review 3825

Those highly amusing Eighties comedy stars Shelley Long and Tom Hanks are well paired and gainfully employed making us laugh in director Richard Benjamin’s very bright, cute, funny and jolly 1986 comedy. They play newly […]

Jun, 08

MouseHunt **** (1997, Lee Evans, Nathan Lane, Christopher Walken) – Classic Movie Review 1649

  Pirates of the Caribbean director Gore Verbinski’s 1997 farcical comedy is a total hoot, with a highly amusing and inventive screenplay by Alan Rifkin. Lee Evans and Nathan Lane are well cast as daft brothers […]

Sep, 07

The Pink Panther ***** (1963, David Niven, Peter Sellers, Robert Wagner, Capucine, Claudia Cardinale) – Classic Movie Review 394

Peter Sellers’s immortal, beloved Inspector Jacques Clouseau character made his delightful début in 1963 here in this glitteringly diverting, vintage caper packed with the hilarious old-style sight gags beloved of the late great comedy director Blake […]

Nov, 11


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