Joel Mccrea

Sullivan's Travels

15th January 2007 -

 Movie Review

Would it be fair to say that, when all is said and done, Preston Sturges' Sullivan's Travels is just not as funny as its choir of supporters have made it out to be? It's not...

The Palm Beach Story

15th January 2007 -

 Movie Review

Is marriage really so important? One could take that as being the surprisingly modern theme of Preston Sturges' manic, brilliant 1942 farce The Palm Beach Story, or one could simply take it as screwball comedy...

Ride the High Country

4th January 2007 -

 Movie Review

More westerns have been made than almost any other kind of movie (beginning with the first narrative film ever made, The Great Train Robbery in 1903) but there are not that many great westerns. (To...

Barbary Coast

23rd November 2006 -

 Movie Review

Any self-respecting San Franciscan needs to give Barbary Coast a spin, a film of Gold Rush-era S.F., when the town was full of backstabbing gold panners, corrupt tycoons, and nary a "white woman" in the...

Ride the High Country

22nd December 2005 -

 Movie Review

More westerns have been made than almost any other kind of movie (beginning with the first narrative film ever made, The Great Train Robbery in 1903) but there are not that many great westerns. (To...

The Palm Beach Story

1st November 2005 -

 Movie Review

Preston Sturges makes screwball extreme in this crazy comedy about an architect (Joel McCrea) and his wife (Claudette Colbert). When McCrea can't sell any designs, Colbert leaves him for a millionaire, with the idea that...

Foreign Correspondent

1st November 2005 -

 Movie Review

In its day, Foreign Correspondent was more than just a good movie (it earned six Oscar nominations), it was also the beginning of Hitchcock's propaganda films, as he (along with many European filmmakers) made movies...

The Most Dangerous Game

1st November 2005 -

 Movie Review

Early talkie, starring Fay Wray as a damsel in distress, trapped on that infamous mad Russian's island, where humans (including shipwrecked Joel McCrea) are hunted for sport. You read it in high school,...

Little Women Star Dee Dies

9th March 2004 -

 News

LITTLE WOMEN star FRANCES DEE has died after suffering a stroke - she was 94. The actress - who shot to fame in the 1930s - starred alongside some of old Hollywood's biggest names,...

George Clooney: I'm No Cary Grant

29th September 2003 -

 News

Movie superstar GEORGE CLOONEY has dismissed comparisons between him and late legend CARY GRANT. Even though he plays a smooth-talking charmer in new romantic comedy INTOLERABLE CRUELTY - just like the characters Cary famously...

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