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Classic Movie Of The Week: Sabotage (1936)

Starring: Sylvia Sidney, Oskar Homolka, John Loder Director: Alfred Hitchcock https://youtu.be/GNCh_QEHhqQ Perhaps one of Hitchcocks lesser known movies, Sabotage is the story of a woman caught between her kind husband, the ring of spies he's involves with and the handsome detective trying to investigate. It has some great set peices, expecially a tense scene involving… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Sabotage (1936)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Night Of The Hunter (1955)

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish Director: Charles Laughton https://youtu.be/sFO_odagSDg Charles Laughton was a well established actor when he took on directing this classic. Sadly, it was the only film that he would direct, and one rich in imagery, religosity and drama. And a plot based on a real like serial killer..... Such a… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Night Of The Hunter (1955)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Beauty And The Beast / La Belle Et La Bete (1946)

Starring: Jean Marais, Josette Day Director: Jean Cocteau, Rene Clement https://youtu.be/Z-7oesSsZ_w Jean Cocteau's magical classic fairytale is beautiful and strange, and definitely ahead of it's time. Lavish and surreal, it's an art film that's also accessible to the everyman, and one that has influenced many film makers since. Watch the video above for my thoughts.

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Classic Movie Of The Week: The Stranger (1946)

Starring: Orson Welles, Edward G Robinson, Loretta Young Director: Orson Welles https://youtu.be/2otqWnuYFHY Orson Welles is the handsome stranger in small town Connecticut when his past starts to catch up with him. As he marries the daughter of a judge (Loretta Young), a War Crimes Commission man (Edward G Robinson) is closing in on him for… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The Stranger (1946)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: The Awful Truth (1937)

Starring: Cary Grant, Irene Dunne Director: Leo McCarey https://youtu.be/h9PEi_V1LgI A classic and much lauded screwball comedy, just in time for Valentine's Day. Cary Grant and Irene Dunne sparkle as a married couple in the process of divorcing when they each separately realise the awful truth: they belong together. Rather than telling each other, they each… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The Awful Truth (1937)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: The Palm Beach Story (1942)

Starring: Claudette Colbert, Joel McCrea, Mary Astor, Rudy Vallee Director: Preston Sturges https://youtu.be/CCHPykiJdm0 Preston Sturges was a masterful writer/director in the romentic comedy, screwball form. Teamed up with excellent performances and crazy antics, this is a comedy that's still mad cap and entertaining today. Watch the video above for my review, and as always, love… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The Palm Beach Story (1942)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Strangers On A Train (1951)

Starring: Farley Granger, Robert Walker Director: Alfred Hitchcock https://youtu.be/LJuQapx1gbU Mixing it up, I'm trying out making video reviews as an alternative to written ones. First up, Strangers On A Train, Hitchcocks 1951 classic about a tennis player who is approached on a train by a stanger who proposes they each murder someone for the other,… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Strangers On A Train (1951)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Dracula (1931)

Starring: Bela Lugosi, David Manners, Helen Chandler Director: Tod Browning Sound films were in their infancy when this film was released on Valentine's Day and it's largely credited as the start of the horror film genre, though it was not the first film about Vampires. The story follows the titular Count as Renfield first comes… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Dracula (1931)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Farewell My Concubine (1993)

Starring: Leslie Cheung, Fengyi Zhang, Li Gong Director: Chen Kaige Quite a long, epic film at almost 3 hours, Farewell My Concubine is the story of two men who get to know each other as children apprenticed to the Beijing Opera, and whose changing bond over the course of 50 years is told, against the… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Farewell My Concubine (1993)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Housekeeping (1987)

Starring: Christine Lahti, Sara Walker, Andrea Burchill Director: Bill Forsyth Ruth and Lucille are two sisters who are sent to live with relatives after their mother commits suicide. Initially left with their grandmother, after she dies their eccentric Aunt Sylvie takes them in, raising them in their ancestral home. But Aunt Sylvie's unusual nature and… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Housekeeping (1987)