Derek Winnert

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The Big Trail **** (1930, John Wayne, Marguerite Churchill, El Brendel, Tully Marshall, Tyrone Power Sr) – Classic Movie Review 5480

John Wayne’s mentor and friend John Ford recommended him to director Raoul Walsh to star in this eventful, huge-budget epic 1930 Western as Breck Coleman, the wise scout of the wagon train of pioneers edging […]

May, 19

The Indian Fighter ***½ (1955, Kirk Douglas, Elsa Martinelli, Walter Matthau, Diana Douglas, Lon Chaney Jnr, Alan Hale Jnr, Elisha Cook Jnr) – Classic Movie Review 3401

Director André de Toth’s upper middle-of-the-range 1955 Western provides a good star role for Kirk Douglas, who plays The Indian Fighter conducting the wagon train across hostile Sioux land when he gets involved with a […]

Feb, 23

Wagonmaster **** (1950, Ben Johnson, Joanne Dru, Harry Carey Jr, Ward Bond, Jane Darwell) – Classic Movie Review 2353

Director John Ford prefers taking care of atmosphere, acting and moral issues to developing plot in his striking and engaging 1950 movie. Ford offers a beautifully poetic treatment of a traditional, much travelled Western situation – the perilous […]

Apr, 04

Where the River Bends [Bend of the River] **** (1952, James Stewart, Rock Hudson, Arthur Kennedy, Julie Adams) – Classic Movie Review 2019

Director Anthony Mann teams up with James Stewart again for this 1952 classic Western, with a slew of convincing performances, an impressive Technicolor production and plenty of robust action. Stewart plays tough cowboy trail scout […]

Dec, 30

The Paleface **** (1948, Bob Hope, Jane Russell, Robert Armstrong) – Classic Movie Review 1171

Bob Hope stars in one of his best-loved roles as the totally inept dentist and confirmed coward ‘Painless’ Peter Potter, who hitches up with Jane Russell’s sharp-shooting gal Calamity Jane to dodge attacks from both Native […]

May, 02


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