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Danny Kaye in “The Court Jester” (1955) – reviewed by George

Set in a land not unlike England, in the time of Robin Hood, this is one funny film and has some great songs as well. Danny is Hubert Hawkins, a medieval comedian and semi-acrobat who works with a troupe of … Continue reading

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Marnie (1964) – reviewed by George

Alfred Hitchcock’s 50th film is disappointing. It’s not suspense, it’s mystery, and the mystery is psychological and slight. The mystery is “Who the hell IS Marnie? Why does she freak at the sight of red (red flowers, red ink)?” She’s … Continue reading

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Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes and David Burke as John Watson in “The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes” (1984) – reviewed by George

Norman Jones and Lisa Daniely (as Henry Wood and Nancy Barclay) in “The Crooked Man” Colonel James Barclay (Denys Hawthorne) and his wife Nancy are having a screaming argument behind a locked door, with him screaming “I love you!”, and … Continue reading

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Douglas Wilmer is Sherlock Holmes in “Sherlock Holmes” (1964-1965): Episodes 1-4 – reviewed by George

This second TV series of Holmes ran for 13 episodes, all based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle stories, and all still in existence. The series was produced by the BBC, and starred Douglas Wilmer, who would later play Diogenes Gent … Continue reading

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Short and Talkative Sherlock Holmes – reviewed by George

Alan Napier as Sherlock Holmes in “The Adventure of the Speckled Band” (1949) This is an episode of “Your Show Time”, an anthology TV program which featured adaptations of literary properties: Masterworks of Famous Authors. The host was Arthur Shields … Continue reading

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Sinbad the Sailor (1947) – reviewed by George

This film is glorious – brilliant Technicolor, solid action and suspense, and Douglas Fairbanks Jr. doing a fantastic tribute to his father by acting in the same style, with the same gestures and the same bigger than life presence. And … Continue reading

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