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Betrayed ** (1954, Clark Gable, Lana Turner, Victor Mature, Louis Calhern, O E Hasse) – Classic Movie Review 6665

Producer-director Gottfried Reinhardt’s creakily old-fashioned 1954 MGM romantic spy drama Betrayed stars Clark Gable as Colonel Pieter Deventer, a wartime Netherlands spy boss who recruits Carla Van Oven (Lana Turner), a woman working for the Allies to act […]

Feb, 09

The FBI Story ***½ (1959, James Stewart, Vera Miles, Murray Hamilton) – Classic Movie Review 6658

Producer-director Mervyn LeRoy’s 1959 thriller stars James Stewart as Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Chip Hardesty, who looks back over a career in which he battles the Ku Klux Klan, mobsters Baby Face Nelson, John […]

Feb, 07

Disraeli *** (1929, George Arliss, Doris Lloyd, David Torrence, Florence Arliss, Joan Bennett) – Classic Movie Review 6627

George Arliss and his wife Florence Arliss reprise their roles as Benjamin Disraeli and his wife Lady Beaconsfield from their silent movie Disraeli (1921) in director Alfred E Green’s 1929 remake. Aged 61, ‘Mr’ George Arliss gets a […]

Jan, 30

Inspector Hornleigh Goes To It [Mail Train] **** (1940, Gordon Harker, Alastair Sim, Phyllis Calvert, Phyllis Calvert, Edward Chapman, Charles Oliver, Raymond Huntley) – Classic Movie Review 6570

The third and last cheap and cheerful comedy thriller in the series is enlivened by the star performances of Gordon Harker and Alastair Sim working with an ideal script by comedy thriller experts Frank Launder, […]

Jan, 16

Ice Station Zebra **** (1968, Rock Hudson, Patrick McGoohan, Ernest Borgnine, Jim Brown, Tony Bill, Lloyd Nolan) – Classic Movie Review 6250

Director John Sturges’s pulsating 1968 adventure movie stars Rock Hudson as Commander James Ferraday, USN, who commands the US Navy nuclear submarine USS Tigerfish on a journey under the ice from its Scottish base to […]

Nov, 14

The President’s Analyst **** (1967, James Coburn, Godfrey Cambridge, Severn Darden) – Classic Movie Review 6240

‘The picture dedicated to life, liberty and the pursuit of happenings.’ Writer/ director Theodore J Flicker’s 1967 little gem is a Swinging Sixties modish mix of farce and satire with a trendy James Coburn as […]

Nov, 13

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy ** (2011, Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Tom Hardy, John Hurt, Toby Jones, Kathy Burke, Benedict Cumberbatch, Stephen Graham, Mark Strong) – Classic Movie Review 6111

Director Tomas Alfredson’s cinema remake of the brilliant 1979 Alec Guinness TV mini-series is an adequate watch but plodding, clunky and rushed, with the pacing and atmosphere all wrong. It lacks the needed high level […]

Oct, 19


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