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Classic Film Review: To Catch a Thief (1955)

to-catch-a-thief-2An Alfred Hitchcock film, with the screenplay by John Michael Hayes. Set in the French Riviera, John Robie (Cary Grant) gets to wear a red spotted neckerchief and a quality woollen pullover – oo la la. As a reformed burglar previously known as “The Cat”, he must catch an imitator or otherwise the police will decide “The Cat” is back in business. Continue reading →


Classic Film Review: Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971)

Bedknobs-and-Broomsticks-screenshot-2You may know about my fondness for classic films. I have posted a couple of classic film reviews already. You may not know that if you put a song and dance in a classic film, I am equally fond of the outcome.

The world can seem a troubled and complex place. You may have a number of strategies to deal with difficult times. Among other strategies, I find watching a musical can help lift one’s spirit, especially the film Bedknobs and Broomsticks

Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971)

Set in 1940 in England in the midst of the London blitz, Miss Eglantine Price (Angela Lansbury) has just about completed her correspondence course in witchcraft, Continue reading →

Classic Film Review: It Came from Outer Space (1953)

The Classic Film Review Concept

I enjoy classic films – mainly I enjoy spotting old telephones. If you are keen to be all nostalgic and retro, I offer my review of some classic films to assist you in your endeavours. If you do not like old films much, hopefully my reviews will persuade you that there are some movie gems out there regardless of the sometimes clunky dialogue and special effects.

It Came from Outer Space (1953)

A spaceship from another world crashes in the Arizona desert, and only an amateur stargazer (John) and a schoolteacher (Ellen) suspect alien influence when the local townsfolk begin to act strange. Continue reading →