Derek Winnert

Posts Tagged "Southern belle"

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Raintree County ** (1957, Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor, Eva Marie Saint, Nigel Patrick, Lee Marvin, Rod Taylor, Agnes Moorehead, Walter Abel) – Classic Movie Review 6416

A typecast Elizabeth Taylor settles in comfortably to a tailor-made role as a gorgeous Southern American belle in a showy, Oscar-nominated performance as Susanna Drake, cast opposite her favourite actor friend Montgomery Clift as John […]

Dec, 17

The Beguiled ** (2017, Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning) – Movie Review

Director Sofia Coppola says she is adapting the original novel but that still means she remakes Don Siegel’s 1971 The Beguiled, thus inviting comparisons with the Clint Eastwood classic. This is a strange and unwise […]

Jul, 11

Band of Angels ** (1957, Clark Gable, Yvonne De Carlo, Sidney Poitier, Efrem Zimbalist Jr, Rex Reason, Patric Knowles) – Classic Movie Review 3978

  Director Raoul Walsh’s creaky, unenthusiastic, forgotten 1957 romantic drama stars Clark Gable as handsome but shady Louisiana plantation owner Hamish Bond and Yvonne De Carlo as privileged young southern belle Amantha Starr living the […]

Jul, 05

Jezebel ***** (1938, Bette Davis, Henry Fonda, Margaret Lindsay, Fay Bainter, George Brent, Richard Cromwell, Donald Crisp) – Classic Movie Review 2698

Director William Wyler’s double Oscar-winning 1938 romantic drama stars Bette Davis, who grabs one of the best chances of her glorious career by the scruff of its neck and triumphs. In many ways this is Davis at […]

Jul, 14

Gone with the Wind ***** (1939, Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Leslie Howard, Olivia de Havilland, Thomas Mitchell, Evelyn Keyes, Ann Rutherford, George Reeves, Hattie McDaniel) – Classic Movie Review 29

Set against a powerfully etched, turbulent American Civil War background, producer David O Selznick’s wonderful, searing, soaring 1939 romantic epic sees Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh at their most attractive and charismatic as Deep South star-crossed lovers […]

Jul, 07

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