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The Ghost and Mrs Muir **** (1947, Gene Tierney, Rex Harrison, George Sanders) – Classic Movie Review 6567

Director Joseph L Mankiewicz’s 1947 fantasy comedy drama stars Gene Tierney as the widowed Mrs Lucy Muir, who buys a haunted home on the English coast – Gull Cottage at Whitecliff-by-the-Sea – where she goes to […]

Jan, 16

Aquarius **** (2016, Sonia Braga, Maeve Jinkings, Irandhir Santos) – Movie Review

Brazilian film-maker Kleber Mendonca Filho’s  exceptional 2016 film boasts a career high performance from Sonia Braga (Kiss of the Spider Woman, 1985). She plays 65-year old widowed retired music critic Clara, the last resident of […]

Dec, 21

With Six You Get Egg Roll ** (1968, Doris Day, Brian Keith, Pat Carroll, Barbara Hershey, George Carlin) – Classic Movie Review 6365

Director Howard Morris’s 1968 movie has a lovely title for a genially amusing Doris Day comedy, in which she plays Abby McClure, a widow juggling a career as a lumberyard owner with raising three sons. […]

Dec, 06

A Town Called Bastard [A Town Called Hell] **½ (1971, Telly Savalas, Robert Shaw, Stella Stevens, Martin Landau, Michael Craig, Fernando Rey, Dudley Sutton) – Classic Movie Review 6345

Director Robert Parrish’s cold-blooded, crudely made and excessively violent 1971 Spaghetti Western (or paella Western as it is filmed in Spain), with its main assets in the dependable cast – especially Robert Shaw, Martin Landau, […]

Dec, 02

That Certain Woman *** (1937, Bette Davis, Henry Fonda, Ian Hunter, Anita Louise, Donald Crisp) – Classic Movie Review 6291

‘You know, I believe I’m like one of those unfortunate gals you only read about in those dime novels… she only loved once.’ – Mary Donnell. That Certain Woman is a glamorous-looking Bette Davis, who […]

Nov, 22

In Name Only *** (1939, Cary Grant, Carole Lombard, Kay Francis, Charles Coburn, Helen Vinson) – Classic Movie Review 6155

Director John Cromwell’s 1939 drama stars Cary Grant as rich Alec Walker who falls for a young widowed artist, single mother Julie Eden (Carole Lombard), but there is one snag. His venomous, gold digging wife Maida […]

Oct, 30

The Mad Room *** (1969, Stella Stevens, Shelley Winters, Skip Ward) – Classic Movie Review 6032

Co-writer/ director Bernard Girard’s 1969 horror movie is an atmospheric and suspenseful, if unsubtle and overly violent remake of the 1941 chiller Ladies in Retirement. Shelley Winters is on good form as Mrs Armstrong, a […]

Sep, 17


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