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The Merry Widow **** (1925, Mae Murray, John Gilbert, Roy D’Arcy, Tully Marshall, Josephine Crowell, George Fawcett, Edward Connelly) – Classic Movie Review 5809

Co-writer/ director Erich von Stroheim 1925 silent MGM version of the famous Franz Lehar operetta Die Lustige Witwe is hugely successful and was a huge success. The wayward maverick director encourages Mae Murray’s classiest performance […]

Jul, 24

Uncle Buck *** (1989, John Candy, Macaulay Culkin, Jean Louisa Kelly, Gaby Hoffmann, Amy Madigan) – Classic Movie Review 5772

Writer-director John Hughes’s 1989 comedy stars chubby John Candy as the amiable bachelor slob of the title, who is called in as a last resort to look after his sister-in-law Cindy (Elaine Bromka)’s three sharp-as-knives […]

Jul, 16

Uncle Silas *** (1947, Jean Simmons, Derrick De Marney, Katina Paxinou, Derek Bond, Esmond Knight) – Classic Movie Review 5700

Jean Simmons stars as teenage Victorian sweetie Caroline Ruthyn who is forced to live with her evil Uncle Silas (Derrick De Marney) after her father dies. She is soon spooked by wickedness and greed of […]

Jul, 03

The Addams Family **** (1991, Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia, Christopher Lloyd, Christina Ricci, Jimmy Workman) – Classic Movie Review 5686

Director Barry Sonnenfeld’s 1991 movie is a witty, often hilarious Gothic black comedy based on the Sixties TV show, in turn based on the macabre cartoons by Charles Addams, with ideal casting in Anjelica Huston, […]

Jun, 29

The Mysterious Lady *** (1928, Greta Garbo, Conrad Nagel, Gustav von Seyffertitz) – Classic Movie Review 5330

Directed by Fred Niblo in 1928, MGM’s tailor-made silent-movie showcase for the great Greta Garbo is stilted and hackneyed but still has its charms. Garbo stylishly plays a gorgeous Soviet agent called Tania Fedorova, who […]

Apr, 21

The Razor’s Edge **** (1946, Tyrone Power, Gene Tierney, Clifton Webb, Herbert Marshall, John Payne, Anne Baxter, Lucile Watson, Frank Latimore, Elsa Lanchester) – Classic Movie Review 5135

The 20th Century-Fox film studio and producer Darryl F Zanuck splashed out on a plush production for director Edmund Goulding’s diverting, if over-long (146 minutes) and meandering 1946 film version of W Somerset Maugham’s engrossing […]

Mar, 11

The Batman *** (1943, Lewis Wilson, Douglas Croft, J Carrol Naish) – Classic Movie Review 5109

Director Lambert Hillyer’s wartime 1943 vintage 15-part film serial is exceptionally lively and enjoyable. It is notable as the first ever screen appearance of the Caped Crusader, giving Lewis Wilson the honour of being the […]

Mar, 06


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