Category Archives: Movies

The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934) – reviewed by George

This is Alfred Hitchcock’s 18th movie and 5th suspense film, but as previously noted, from here on all his films will be suspense films. This original version of a property he would remake in 1956 is quite good, and how … Continue reading

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No One Lives (2012) – reviewed by George

Occasionally I like to see a horror movie, not every week, but once in a while. If you have been jonesing for a suspenseful blood and guts movie, then this may be your cup of tea. I think the opening … Continue reading

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Roger Moore is Sherlock Holmes in “Sherlock Holmes in New York” (1976) – reviewed by George

This is an American TV movie, but on a budget above normal – the talent costs alone must have been unusually high, and with the large number of horse-drawn carriages and the Victorian sets – well, there is evidence of … Continue reading

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Having Wonderful Crime (1945) – reviewed by George

A murder comedy starring Pat O’Brien, George Murphy, and Carole Landis, this is a fast-paced romp where almost every line is a wisecrack and almost every action has a slapstick element. Right away we learn that our trio of tecs … Continue reading

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Broadway: The Golden Age, By the Legends Who Were There (2004) – reviewed by George

Rick McKay grew up in a small town ┬áin Middle America. There was not a lot to do, and Rick spent a good amount of time in the basement watching old movies, and additional time in the Public Library reading … Continue reading

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Waltzes from Vienna (1934) – reviewed by George

Alfred Hitchcock’s 17th feature film is his last non-suspense feature. From here on the Master of Suspense really emerges. “Waltzes from Vienna” is not a family melodrama or sketch comedy or a film built around a sport. It’s a musical … Continue reading

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Number Seventeen (1932) – reviewed by George

Well, this should have been posted last week on Alfred Hitchcock Tuesday, but I had to watch it multiple times, because I was confused. I got three DVD versions of this film and I watched a little bit of each … Continue reading

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Interstellar (2014) – reviewed by George

This film is an involving, suspenseful deep space adventure, with a healthy dose of emotion in the form of a father’s love for his daughter, but ultimately it’s too engineerish for me. Lots of technical terms, discussions of dimensions (third, … Continue reading

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Nicol Williamson is Sherlock Holmes in “The Seven-Per-Cent Solution” (1976) – reviewed by George

Most Holmes movies and TV shows are taken from Conan Doyle’s stories and novels, so when someone opts to do an original I’m always intrigued. This one is not a comedy, or satirical, or sarcastic; it’s a serious effort with … Continue reading

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Douglas Wilmer is Sherlock Holmes in “The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes’s Smarter Brother” (1975) – reviewed by George

This film stars Gene Wilder as the Smarter Brother, Sigerson Holmes. Wilder also wrote the script and directed. Further, he cast the other starring roles with buddies Madeline Kahn and Marty Feldman. Douglas Wilmer and Thorley Walters play Sherlock and … Continue reading

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