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Classic Film Reviews
Classic Film Reviews

Classic Film Reviews

Join me in my love of classic cinema, focusing on the 1930s through 1960s.


Shock (1946)

24 May 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Buster Crabbe

Starring: Vincent Price, Anabel Shaw, Lynn Bari, Frank Latimore Director: Alfred Werker (US) Genre: Psychological Thriller, Horror Availability: YouTube   Watch Quality   A+ The YouTube version has crystal-clear audio and video.   Plot Summary The wi...

Rebecca (1940)

7 May 2020 1 minute read 1 comment Buster Crabbe

Starring: Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, Judith Anderson, George Sanders, Nigel Bruce Director: Alfred Hitchcock (UK) Genre: Romance, Mystery Availability: YouTube   Watch Quality   A- While this version is not quite HD quality, the sound and pictu...

Half a Sinner (1940)

14 Apr 2020 1 minute read 3 comments Buster Crabbe

Starring: Heather Angel, John King, Clem Bevans Director: Al Christie (US) Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Romance Availability: YouTube   Watch Quality   A- The video is mostly clear. The sound is a bit fuzzy, but certainly passable.   Plot Summary A repres...

The Day Mars Invaded Earth (1962)

24 Mar 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Buster Crabbe

Starring: Kent Taylor, Marie Windsor Director: Harry Spalding (Canada/US) Genre: Sci Fi, Drama Availability: YouTube   Watch Quality   D+ Although the YouTube version appears to have been recorded from a cable broadcast, there are strange movements o...

Bringing Up Baby (1938)

8 Mar 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Buster Crabbe

Starring: Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn Director: Howard Hawks (US) Genre: Comedy, Romance Availability: Movies! TV Network   Watch Quality   A Since this is on cable, the sound and video quality are great.   Plot Summary The orderly, structured life...

The Affairs of Cellini (1934)

3 Mar 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Buster Crabbe

Starring: Frederic March, Constance Bennett, Frank Morgan, Fay Wray Director: Gregory La Cava (US) Genre: History, Comedy, Romance Availability: YouTube   Watch Quality   B+ The picture quality is excellent, but the sound seems slightly off.  It does...

Montana Moon (1930)

2 Mar 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Buster Crabbe

Starring: Joan Crawford, Johnny Mack Brown, Dorothy Sebastian, Ricardo Cortez Director: Malcolm St. Clair (US) Genre: Romantic Comedy, Musical, Western Availability: YouTube   Watch Quality   C- The YouTube version is mostly clear in audio and video...

The Monolith Monsters (1957)

1 Mar 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Buster Crabbe

Starring: Grant Williams, Lola Albright, Les Tremayne Director: John Sherwood (US) Genre: Sci Fi, Drama Availability: MeTV   Watch Quality   A Since this is a TV broadcast version, the audio and video quality are excellent. Of course, the drawback is...

The Ghost Camera (1933)

28 Feb 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Buster Crabbe

Starring: Henry Kendall, Ida Lupino Director: Bernard Vorhaus (UK) Genre: Comedy, Mystery Availability: YouTube   Watch Quality   C The audio and video are both fuzzy but passable. At a few moments the British accents are hard to understand, but the...

Sherlock Holmes in Pursuit to Algiers (1945)

27 Feb 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Buster Crabbe

Starring: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Marjorie Riordan Director: Roy William Neill (UK) Genre: Mystery Availability: YouTube   Watch Quality   A The YouTube version has top-notch video and audio quality for a classic film. Even with the British acce...