Derek Winnert

Posts Tagged "south seas"

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The Hurricane **** (1937, Dorothy Lamour, Jon Hall, Mary Astor, C Aubrey Smith, Thomas Mitchell, Raymond Massey, John Carradine, Jerome Cowan) – Classic Movie Review 5741

A wicked recently appointed French colony Governor (Raymond Massey as Eugene De Laage) and a typhoon strike the Polynesian Island of Manukura hard, in director John Ford’s rousing 1937 South Seas adventure movie, based on the […]

Jul, 10

Isle of Forgotten Sins [Monsoon] ** (1943, John Carradine, Gale Sondergaard, Sidney Toler, Frank Fenton) – Classic Movie Review 5731

Story writer/ director Edgar G Ulmer’s exotic but trashy 1943 movie tells a below-par, clichéd tale of a search for a sunken ship with a $3 million cargo of gold in the South Seas. However, […]

Jul, 08

His Majesty O’Keefe ** (1954, Burt Lancaster, Joan Rice, André Morell) – Classic Movie Review 5384

‘Adventure Beyond The Fabulous! Two Years In The Making!’ Director Byron Haskin’s 1954 adventure movie stars Burt Lancaster as an American 19th-century adventurer-sailor, sea captain David Dion O’Keefe, who journeys to the South Seas, where he […]

May, 02

Sadie Thompson **** (1928, Gloria Swanson, Lionel Barrymore, Blanche Friderici) – Classic Movie Review 5341

Director Raoul Walsh’s 1928 silent stars Gloria Swanson, who gives her all as William Somerset Maugham’s provocative character Sadie Thompson, the shady lady who comes to Pago Pago and falls for and weds marine sergeant […]

Apr, 24

The Single Standard *** (1929, Greta Garbo, Nils Asther, John Mack Brown, Dorothy Sebastian, Lane Chandler) – Classic Movie Review 5323

Director John S Robertson’s soapy 1929 silent movie drama, based on Adela Rogers St Johns’s 1928 romantic novel, is remembered, if at all, really only because it stars Greta Garbo. But that is enough! Garbo […]

Apr, 20

From Hell It Came * (1957, Tod Andrews, Tina Carver, Linda Watkins, John McNamara, Suzanne Ridgway) – Classic Movie Review 4898

Director Dan Milner’s incredibly bad 1957 horror/ sci-fi monster movie is actually a step beyond incredible, but it is hellishly funny in its insanely campy way. When the local witch doctor plots to get an […]

Jan, 16

Son of Fury **** (1942, Tyrone Power, Gene Tierney, George Sanders, Frances Farmer, Roddy McDowall, John Carradine, Elsa Lanchester) – Classic Movie Review 4656

Director John Cromwell’s rousing 1942 romantic period adventure finds Tyrone Power and George Sanders both on top form. Power stars as young Benjamin Blake, a Victorian nobleman’s bastard son, and George Sanders plays his caddish […]

Nov, 14


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