Tag: Michael Redgrave

BR: Quiet American, The (1958)

BR: Quiet American, The (1958)

July 22, 2017 | By

Although Graham Greene was less than pleased with the first film version of his 1955 novel, Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s 1958 effort remains a haunting rendition, mostly due to the excellent performances by two leads and actual filming in the relatively new republic of South Vietnam…

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BR: 1984 / Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984)

BR: 1984 / Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984)

July 4, 2016 | By

Comparative review / essay on the 5 attempts to dramatize George Orwell’s dystopian sci-fi classic 1984: the 1953 radio play, 1953 Studio One teleplay, 1954 BBC teleplay, 1956 film version, and the 1984 film version recently released on Blu by Twilight Time…

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Jessie Matthews ‘Climbs High’

Jessie Matthews ‘Climbs High’

September 5, 2013 | By

Reviews of two films starring Jessie Matthews, a huge star in Britain during the 1930s: Climbing High (1938), a British take on the American screwball comedy directed by Carol Reed (!) released on DVD by VCI, and the forgotten gem Firday the Thirteenth (1933), available from Archive.org.

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DVD: Climbing High (1938)

DVD: Climbing High (1938)

September 4, 2013 | By

Return to: Home / Blu-ray, DVD, Film Reviews / C . Film: Good/ DVD Transfer: Good/ DVD Extras:  n/a Label: VCI / Region: 1 (NTSC) / Released: August 6, 2013 Genre: Screwball Comedy Synopsis: A wealthy man must figure out a way to extricate himself from simultaneous marital engagements to a model and a rich, manipulative snot. […]

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