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Murphy’s Romance **** (1985, Sally Field, James Garner, Brian Kerwin, Corey Haim) – Classic Movie Review 6457

Director Martin Ritt’s 1985 romance finally provides a great role for James Garner as Murphy, a crusty, widowed chemist who gradually falls for another of life’s waifs and strays – younger divorced mother Emma Moriarity (Sally […]

Dec, 23

Marius ***** (1931, Raimu, Pierre Fresnay, Fernand Charpin, Orane Demazis, Alida Rouffé) – Classic Movie Review 6395

Marius is directed by the Hungarian film-maker Alexander Korda in 1931 during his stay in Paris before coming over to fly the flag for the British film industry as the founder of London Films and […]

Dec, 11

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

High Time *** (1960, Bing Crosby, Fabian Forte, Tuesday Weld, Richard Beymer, Nicole Maurey) – Classic Movie Review 5959

Director Blake Edwards’s 1960 musical comedy stars the 57-year-old Bing Crosby as the rich American widower and hamburger restaurateur Harvey Howard who dresses up as Scarlett O’Hara to join in with the other students (these […]

Aug, 23

Houseboat *** (1958, Cary Grant, Sophia Loren, Martha Hyer, Eduardo Ciannelli, Harry Guardino, Murray Hamilton) – Classic Movie Review 4543

Co-writer/ director Melville Shavelson’s popular 1958 comedy has the inestimable advantage of teaming wonderful Cary Grant and Sophia Loren, great friends in real life, in their glorious golden days. Shavelson and Jack Rose’s screenplay shouts […]

Oct, 27

Gran Torino ****½ (2008, Clint Eastwood, Bee Vang, Christopher Carley, Ahney Her) – Classic Movie Review 4322

For his first acting role since his 2004 four-Oscar-winning triumph Million Dollar Baby, director Clint Eastwood gives himself a perfectly tailor-made role in 2008 as Polish American Walt Kowalski, a newly widowed old guy in […]

Sep, 09

Fathers and Daughters ** (2015, Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried, Aaron Paul, Jane Fonda, Diane Kruger, Bruce Greenwood) – Movie Review

Director Gabriele Muccino’s heart-tugger is an old-fashioned women’s film, done with plenty of confidence and expertise but unfortunately not enough skill. With a good, expert cast, the talent’s all there, but there are gaping holes throughout the […]

Nov, 10


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