My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Tin Pan Alley (1940)

WALTER LANG Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.   USA, 1940.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Robert Ellis, Helen Logan, based on a story by Pamela Harris.  Cinematography by Leon Shamroy.  … Continue reading

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November 18, 2019 · Leave a comment

The Mummy’s Hand (1940)

CHRISTY CABANNE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1940.  Universal Pictures.  Story by Griffin Jay, Screenplay by Griffin Jay, Maxwell Shane, based on a 1932 screenplay by John L. … Continue reading

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April 2, 2019 · Leave a comment

Beyond Tomorrow (1940)

A. EDWARD SUTHERLAND Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1940.  Academy Productions.  Story by Mildred Cram, Adele Comandini, Screenplay by Adele Comandini.  Cinematography by Lester White.  Produced by Lee Garmes.  Music by Frank Tours.  Production Design … Continue reading

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March 13, 2019 · Leave a comment

The Shop Around The Corner (1940)

ERNST LUBITSCH Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  USA, 1940.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Samson Raphaelson, based on the play Parfumerie (Illatszertár) by Miklos Laszlo.  Cinematography by William H. Daniels.  Produced by Ernst Lubitsch.  Music by Werner … Continue reading

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April 14, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Long Voyage Home (1940)

JOHN FORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1940.  Argosy Pictures, Walter Wanger Productions.  Screenplay by Dudley Nichols, based on four Sea Plays by Eugene O’Neill.  Cinematography by Gregg Toland.  Produced by John Ford.  Music by … Continue reading

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November 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Villain Still Pursued Her (1940)

EDWARD F. CLINE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  0.  USA, 1940.  Franklin-Blank Productions.  Screenplay by Elbert Franklin, additional dialogue by Ethel La Blanche.  Cinematography by Lucien Ballard.  Produced by Harold B. Franklin.  Music by … Continue reading

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January 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

Second Chorus (1940)

H.C. POTTER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1940.  Boris Morros Productions.  Original story by Frank Cavett, Screenplay by Elaine Ryan, Ian McLellan Hunter, contributor Johnny Mercer.  Cinematography by Theodor Sparkuhl.  Produced by Boris Morros.  Music by … Continue reading

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December 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Kitty Foyle: The Natural History Of A Woman (1940)

SAM WOOD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1940.  RKO Radio Pictures.  Screenplay by Dalton Trumbo, additional dialogue by Donald Ogden Stewart, based on the novel by Christopher Morley.  Cinematography by Robert De Grasse.  Produced … Continue reading

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February 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

Little Nellie Kelly (1940)

NORMAN TAUROG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1940.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Jack McGowan, based on the musical comedy by George M. Cohan.  Cinematography by Ray June.  Produced by Arthur Freed.  Music by George Bassman, Roger Edens, George … Continue reading

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January 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

Christmas In July (1940)

PRESTON STURGES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1940.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Preston Sturges, based on his play A Cup Of Coffee.  Cinematography by Victor Milner.  Produced by Paul Jones.  Music by John Leipold, … Continue reading

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January 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Great McGinty (1940)

PRESTON STURGES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1940.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Preston Sturges.  Cinematography by William C. Mellor.  Produced by Paul Jones.  Music by Friedrich Hollaender.  Production Design by Hans Dreier, A. Earl Hedrick.  Costume Design … Continue reading

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January 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Night Train To Munich (1940)

CAROL REED Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1940.  Twentieth Century-Fox Productions.  Story by Gordon Wellesley, Screenplay by Sidney Gilliat, Frank Launder.  Cinematography by Otto Kanturek.  Produced by Edward Black.  Music by Louis Levy, Charles Williams.  Production … Continue reading

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January 28, 2014 · Leave a comment