Swiss Family Robinson (1960)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 0
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 1

 

VERDICT – 3/5

 

 
PROS –
1) It’s a feel-good Disney’s adventure of a ship-wrecked family based on the 200-year-old novel.
2) The tree-house, the water-wheel, and the animal race at the scenic island are straight out of a fairy tale.
3) The final battle with pirates with traps and coconut bombs was worth watching.

 

 
CONS –
1) Lack of a good leading cast. Apart from Sessue Hayakawa as Kuala, and Milton Reid as the hulking pirate, no other have any screen presence.

 
QUOTE –
Father: Don’t you sometimes feel that this is the kind of life we were meant to live on this earth? Everything we need, everything, right here, right at our fingertips. You know, if only people could have all this and be satisfied, I don’t think there’d be any real problems in the world.

Great Expectations (1946)

Great Expectations (1946)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR –1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 0

VERDICT – 3/5

 

PROS –
1) Jean Simmons as young Estella
2) Martita Hunt as Miss Havisham
3) Finlay Currie as Abel

 

CONS –
n/a

 

QUOTE –
I realized that in becoming a gentleman, I had only succeeded in becoming a snob.