Thursday, 20 August 2015

reviews of relevance from my classic movie blog

Here are links to some reviews I’ve posted at my classic movies blog that might also be of interest to readers of this blog.

First up are several heist/caper movies:

The League of Gentlemen (1960), one of the very first of the modern style of cynical tongue-in-cheek heist films.

Ocean’s Eleven (1960), the first of the great American caper films (and also the ultimate Rat Pack movie).

Gambit (1966), a sparkling lighthearted but very clever heist movie with Michael Caine and Shirley MacLaine.

Also a couple of interesting spy films:

Ring of Spies (1964), a nice little low-key British movie based on a real-life spy ring.

Bulldog Drummond Comes Back (1937), one of the best (and most stylish) of the 30s Bulldog Drummond films.

And a fine old-fashioned adventure romp:

Timbuktu (1958), directed by the great Jacques Tourneur and starring Victor Mature and Yvonne de Carlo.

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