The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939) Classic Movie Review 101

The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939)

  Today’s movie is The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939). This film was directed by Michael Curtiz. It features another pairing of Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland. Today’s movie is a highly-fictionalized version of the love/hate relationship between Queen Elizabeth I and Robert Devereux, the 2nd Earl…

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The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) Classic Movie Review 80

The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)

Today’s movie is The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938). This movie is a wonderful campy version of the Robin Hood story. It features another pairing of Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland. The bad guys are extra bad as played by Basil Rathbone, Claude Rains, and Melville Cooper. The comedy…

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Captain Blood (1935) Classic Movie Review 75

Captain Blood (1935)

I love this movie. It is an epic swashbuckling adventure starring one of the two greatest swashbuckling actors, Errol Flynn with the other of course being Douglas Fairbanks. Today’s movie is Captain Blood (1935). This movie features royal intrigue, revolution, slavery, pirating, revenge, treachery, patriotism, and reward. This movie features…

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The Buccaneer (1958) Classic Movie Review 68

The Buccaneer (1958)

Welcome to today’s show, The Buccaneer (1958), my name is John. As always you can subscribe to the show on iTunes or follow the links to social media in the podcast show notes. You can also go to classicmovierev.com to read notes, bios, and other random movie thoughts. Remember this…

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The Buccaneer (1938) Classic Movie Review 67

The Buccaneer (1938)

This movie is The Buccaneer (1938), directed by Cecil B. DeMille. ACTORS I will go over the actors we have seen before first. Anthony Quinn played the role of Beluche, one of Lafitte’s go to pirates. Quinn was first seen in Episode 31 – Warlock (1959). Beulah Bondi played the…

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Saint Joan (1957) Classic Movie Review 29

Saint Joan (1957)

Saint Joan (1957) is an Anglo film adaptation of a George Bernard Shaw play. The movie flows like a play and brings very little originality to the story. Quite frankly would not even review this film except for Otto Preminger directing and Richard Widmark‘s over the top portray of The…

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The Long Ships (1964) Classic Movie Review 23

The Long Ships (1964)

Welcome to Episode 22 – The Long Ships (1964). We are still following the Lionel Jeffries line. This movie is about Vikings so I love it no matter what. With big stars such as Richard Widmark and Sidney Poitier, it’s hard to go wrong. But they did seem to go…

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The Vikings (1958) Classic Movie Review 18

The Vikings (1958)

Welcome to Episode 18 – The Vikings (1958). We are currently working on the Janet Leigh line. Go to my website at classicmovierev.com to find all of the twitter, Facebook, and other social media links. If you like what you hear pop on over to iTunes and give me a…

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