Derek Winnert

Posts Tagged "vaudeville"

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Star! **** (1968, Julie Andrews, Richard Crenna, Michael Craig, Daniel Massey, Robert Reed, Bruce Forsyth, Beryl Reid) – Classic Movie Review 5937

Julie Andrews is ideally cast and absolutely fabulous in director Robert Wise’s stylish, thoroughly enjoyable 1968 musical biopic of Thirties British revue star and stage performer Gertrude Lawrence (1898-1952). The film was nominated for seven Oscars, winning none. It […]

Aug, 19

The Aristocrats *** (2005, Hank Azaria, Shelley Berman, Billy Connolly, George Carlin, Don Rickles, Chris Rock) – Classic Movie Review 5179

Literally a one-joke – and a filthy one at that – director Paul Provenza’s 2005 comedy documentary dissection of what makes people laughs gets 100 more or less famous comics and gets them to re-tell a […]

Mar, 19

The Sunshine Boys **** (1975, Walter Matthau, George Burns, Richard Benjamin) – Classic Movie Review 3930

Walter Matthau and George Burns star in director Herbert Ross’s very lively and amusing 1975 film version of Neil Simon’s play about two aged, feuding vaudeville comics, former partners before they fell out. Jack Benny […]

Jun, 28

Man of a Thousand Faces *** (1957, James Cagney, Dorothy Malone, Jane Greer, Robert J Evans, Jim Backus, Celia Lovsky, Jeanne Cagney) – Classic Movie Review 3729

Director Joseph Pevney’s 1957 dip into Hollywood history provides a very good biopic of silent star Lon Chaney Snr, mainly memorable for James Cagney’s rousing performance as the Man of a Thousand Faces and the […]

May, 21

On Your Toes *** (1939, Vera Zorina, Eddie Albert, Alan Hale Sr, Frank McHugh) – Classic Movie Review 3631

Director Ray Enright’s disappointingly flat-footed 1939 Warner Bros film version of the great 1936 Broadway hit musical by George Abbott, Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart unfortunately lacks the spark and most of the music of […]

Apr, 29

Babes in Arms **** (1939, Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland, Charles Winninger) – Classic Movie Review 3610

Director Busby Berkeley’s 1939 musical is a triumph for Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney in the first and most famous of their ‘let’s put on a show’ movies, in which the kids of broke performers stage […]

Apr, 24

Gypsy *** (1962, Rosalind Russell, Natalie Wood, Karl Malden) – Classic Movie Review 3555

Director Mervyn LeRoy’s 1962 movie musical is good but it should have been great, and that’s partly because it makes the mistake of casting the wrong star in Rosalind Russell. and partly because it lacks […]

Apr, 12


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