Derek Winnert

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The Mating Season *** (1951, Gene Tierney, John Lund, Miriam Hopkins, Thelma Ritter, Jan Sterling) – Classic Movie Review 5707

Director Mitchell Leisen’s 1951 comedy stars Gene Tierney, John Lund, Miriam Hopkins and Thelma Ritter. Irritatingly dull performances from leads Lund and Tierney nearly sink a comedy story of the working-class boy named Val McNulty […]

Jul, 03

Susan and God **** (1940, Joan Crawford, Fredric March, Ruth Hussey, John Carroll, Rita Hayworth, Nigel Bruce, Bruce Cabot) – Classic Movie Review 5655

Joan Crawford takes over Gertrude Lawrence’s stage role of Susan, the gay Mrs Trexel (of the UK title), for director George Cukor’s 1940 movie of Rachel Crothers’s celebrated stage play. Crawford plays a wealthy socialite […]

Jun, 24

The Bride Comes Home *** (1935, Claudette Colbert, Fred MacMurray, Robert Young) – Classic Movie Review 5474

Claudette Colbert stars as Jeannette Desmereau, a willful penniless socialite who cannot make up her mind whether to marry a smooth millionaire called Jack Bristow (Robert Young) or his tough bodyguard Cyrus Anderson (Fred MacMurray), in […]

May, 18

The Mad Miss Manton **** (1938, Barbara Stanwyck, Henry Fonda, Sam Levene) – Classic Movie Review 5203

Director Leigh Jason’s short (just 79 minutes) and sweet 1938 RKO comedy is a fast-paced, engagingly frivolous entertainment with a well-concocted The Thin Man style mixture of screwball comedy and murder mystery. The essentially serious-minded Henry Fonda […]

Mar, 27

Auntie Mame ** (1958, Rosalind Russell, Forrest Tucker, Coral Browne, Fred Clark, Roger Smith, Patric Knowles, Peggy Cass, Lee Patrick) – Classic Movie Review 4088

Producer-director Morton DaCosta’s 1958 Warner Bros comedy drama is the musical Mame without the music, in which an unconventional, free-thinking socialite aunt adopts an orphan in the inter-war years when her brother dies. Based on the orphan’s […]

Jul, 27

Andy Hardy Meets Debutante ** (1940, Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland, Lewis Stone, Fay Holden, Cecilia Parker) – Classic Movie Review 3620

Director George B Seitz’s entertaining 1940 ninth in the MGM series comedy finds Andy Hardy (Mickey Rooney) is still chasing pretty MGM starlets. Hooray for Judy Garland in a charismatic pairing with Mickey, as Andy’s old […]

Apr, 26

Petulia *** (1968, Julie Christie, George C Scott, Richard Chamberlain, Shirley Knight, Pippa Scott) – Classic Movie Review 3537

Director Richard Lester takes us back to the San Francisco-style kookie Swinging Sixties era, in this interesting but shaky 1968 romantic drama. There’s no doubt that Petulia is peculiar. It’s the kind of movie that sends […]

Apr, 06


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