Classic Movie Of The Week 2017

Classic Movie Of The Week: The Lady From Shanghai (1947)

Starring: Rita Hayworth, Orson Welles, Everett Sloane Director: Orson Welles Michael O'Hara (Welles, with a dinky Irish accent) is a cynical seaman who helps out a beautiful ice blonde in distress one night (Hayworth), as he takes her home to safety, she offers him a job on board her husbands yacht, and a strange game… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The Lady From Shanghai (1947)

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Classic Movie Of The Week 2017

Classic Movie Of The Week: Mr Smith Goes To Washington (1939)

Starring: James Stewart, Jean Arthur, Claude Rains Director: Frank Capra Jefferson Smith (Stewart) is a simple, honest man, who is put forward as a senator in Washington. But Washington is no place for a man with ideals. Thinking that they have a easy to manipulate, country boy on their hands, the other senators find themselves… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Mr Smith Goes To Washington (1939)

Film Reviews

Classic Movie Of The Week: Frankenstein (1931)

Starring: Colin Clive, Mae Clarke, Boris Karloff Director: James Whale "It's ALIVE!" This is THE horror film, 1001 Movies You Must See calls it "the single most important horror film ever made". It's a well known story now. Dr Frankenstein has become obsessed with creating life, and robs graves to find the parts he needs,… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Frankenstein (1931)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: The Thin Man (1934)

Starring: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Maureen O'Sullivan, Nat Pendleton, Minna Gombell Director: WS Van Dyke As sparkling and delicious as champagne, this film was a response to the chemistry and popularity of it's two leads, who had appeared in a film earlier that year to huge success. Here, Myrna Loy and William Powell are a… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The Thin Man (1934)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: The Haunting (1963)

Starring: Julie Harris, Claire Bloom, Richard Johnson, Russ Tamblyn Director: Robert Wise After the slick horror films of recent years, this film feels like a creeping, insidious thriller, a throwback to another time, and relies on story and character for chills as much as unsettling visuals. This film is based on the classic book The… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The Haunting (1963)

Classic Movie Of The Week 2017

Classic Movie Of The Week: Little Caesar (1930)

Starring: Edward G Robinson, Douglas Fairbanks Jr, Glenda Farrell Director: Mervyn LeRoy The 30’s and the Great Depression… And a really interesting time in movies. Film censorship hadn’t been invented yet (what would first be the Production Code, rules about what you could show in movies, would later give way to certificates about what ages… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Little Caesar (1930)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: In A Lonely Place (1950)

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Gloria Grahame, Frank Lovejoy Director: Nicholas Ray Any Bogart film deserves a place on a must watch or classic movies list. He's one of my all-time favourite actors. He often played characters who had more than a hint of the amoral, but were also good guys, think Rick Blaine in Casablanca, a… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: In A Lonely Place (1950)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: The Lady Eve (1941)

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Henry Fonda, Charles Coburn Director: Preston Sturges A family of grifters on a cruise ship meet their mark in the person of “Hopsie” Pike (Fonda), a wealthy heir to an ale fortune and a snake enthusiast. Whilst the daughter, Jean (Stanwyck) starts to seduce him, all appears to go well, until he… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The Lady Eve (1941)

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Classic Film Of The Week: The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951)

Starring: Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal, Hugh Marlowe, Sam Jaffe, Billy Gray Director: Robert Wise A flying saucer comes to Earth and lands, setting the world on it's head. What does it want? Why is it here? From it emerges a humanoid alien in a suit, which the US army shots at. Then a 7ft robot… Continue reading Classic Film Of The Week: The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951)

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Classic Film Of The Week: The Asphalt Jungle (1950)

Starring: Jean Hagan, Sterling Hayden, Louis Calhern, Marilyn Monroe Director: John Huston A group of men plot the perfect crime, but it all goes wrong when they heist comes off and they start to double cross each other. Perhaps at this stage in film history it wasn't really acceptable to show criminals getting away with… Continue reading Classic Film Of The Week: The Asphalt Jungle (1950)