The Silver Chalice

VICTOR SAVILLE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1954.  Victor Saville Productions. Screenplay by Lesser Samuels, based on the novel by Thomas B. Costain. Cinematography by William V. Skall. Produced by Victor Saville. Music by Franz Waxman. Production Design by Rolf Gerard. Costume Design by Marjorie Best, Rolf Gerard. Film Editing by George White. … More The Silver Chalice

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Here Comes The Groom

FRANK CAPRA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1951.  Paramount Pictures.  Story by Liam O’Brien, Screenplay by Virginia Van Upp, Liam O’Brien, Myles Connolly, based on the story and treatment “You Belong To Me” by Robert Riskin.  Cinematography by George Barnes.  Produced by Frank Capra.  Music by Joseph J. Lilley.  Production Design by A. … More Here Comes The Groom

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Tea For Two (1950)

DAVID BUTLER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 1950.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Harry Clork, based on the play by Frank Mandel, Otto A. Harbach, Vincent Youmans, Emil Nyitray and the play by Irving Caesar and William Jacobs.  Cinematography by Wilfrid M. Cline.  Produced by William Jacobs.  Music by Howard Jackson.  Production Design by Douglas Bacon.  Costume Design by Leah Rhodes.  Film Editing … More Tea For Two (1950)

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A Double Life (1947)

GEORGE CUKOR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 1947.  Kanin Productions.  Screenplay by Ruth Gordon, Garson Kanin.  Cinematography by Milton R. Krasner.  Produced by Michael Kanin.  Music by Miklos Rozsa.  Production Design by Harry Horner.  Costume Design by Travis Banton, Yvonne Wood.  Film Editing by Robert Parrish.  Academy Awards 1947.  Golden Globe Awards 1947.   Ronald Colman plays a famous Broadway actor who struggles with detaching … More A Double Life (1947)

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Moulin Rouge (1952)

BBBB (out of 5) Gorgeous romance focusing on the (fictionalized) love life of painter Henri Toulouse-Lautrec (Jose Ferrer), whose images forever became the symbol of Paris during the Belle Epoque.  Toulouse-Lautrec stood at barely more than four and a half feet thanks to stunted growth following an accident that broke his legs in his youth, … More Moulin Rouge (1952)

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Edward, My Son

BB.5 (out of 5) Robert Morley and Noel Langley’s play is adapted into pure film treacle, imagine an update of Cavalcade and you have an idea of what you’re watching. Spencer Tracy and Deborah Kerr are both overripe as a happily married couple who give birth to a little boy and are determined to do everything in their power … More Edward, My Son

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Ivanhoe

BBB (out of 5) Walter Scott’s popular novel is played as adventure for the Robin Hood fans in this handsomely mounted though hopelessly dated production. Robert Taylor is colorless as the titular knight who discovers that King Richard, long thought dead, is actually being held for ransom. Taylor must find a way to raise the money … More Ivanhoe

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