Lady Be Good (1941)

NORMAN Z. McLEOD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1941.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Story by Jack McGowan, Screenplay by Jack McGowan, Kay Van Riper, John McClain.  Cinematography by George J. Folsey, Oliver T. Marsh.  Produced by Arthur Freed.  Music by George Bassman, George Stoll.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Adrian.  Film Editing by … More Lady Be Good (1941)

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I Wanted Wings (1941)

MITCHELL LEISEN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 1941.  Paramount Pictures.  Story by Eleanore Griffin, Frank Wead, Screenplay by Richard Maibaum, Beirne Lay Jr., Sig Herzig, based on the book by Beirne Lay Jr..  Cinematography by Leo Tover.  Produced by Arthur Hornblow Jr..  Music by Victor Young.  Production Design by Hans Dreier, Robert Usher.  … More I Wanted Wings (1941)

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Pot O’Gold (1941)

GEORGE MARSHALL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1941.  James Roosevelt Productions.  Story by Andrew Bennison, Monte Brice, Harry Tugend, Screenplay by Walter DeLeon, based on the idea originally conceived by Haydn Roth Evans, Robert Brilmayer.  Cinematography by Hal Mohr.  Produced by George Marshall, James Roosevelt.  Music by Louis Forbes.  Production Design by Hans Peters.  Costume Design by Helen Taylor.  Film Editing by Lloyd Nosler.   … More Pot O’Gold (1941)

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Blossoms In The Dust (1941)

MERVYN LeROY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1941.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Story by Ralph Wheelwright, Screenplay by Anita Loos.  Cinematography by Karl Freund, W. Howard Greene.  Produced by Irving Asher, Mervyn LeRoy.  Music by Herbert Stothart.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Adrian.  Film Editing by George Boemler.  Academy Awards 1941.   A Wisconsin girl is swept off her feet by a tall Texan who takes … More Blossoms In The Dust (1941)

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Crook’s Tour

BBB (out of 5) Caldicott and Charters, two supporting characters in Hitchcock’s Lady Vanishes, were such a hit with audiences that they eventually got their own film adventure, this delightful minor caper in which they are once again unwittingly caught up in international intrigue. Making their way as stuffy British tourists from Baghdad to Budapest, … More Crook’s Tour

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Citizen Kane

ORSON WELLES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1941.  RKO Radio Pictures, Mercury Productions.  Screenplay by Herman J. Mankiewicz, Orson Welles.  Cinematography by Gregg Toland.  Produced by Orson Welles.  Music by Bernard Herrmann.  Production Design by Van Nest Polglase.  Costume Design by Edward Stevenson.  Film Editing by Robert Wise.  Academy Awards 1941.   A fictionalized account of the rise to power of publishing magnate William … More Citizen Kane

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The Wolf Man

BBB (out of 5) Lon Chaney Jr. plays an heir who returns home to England for the first time in decades, having been sent away to school in America as a youngster (this is how his lack of British accent is explained). One night while taking his new love interest (Evelyn Ankers) to see a gypsy … More The Wolf Man

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