Detour (1945)

EDGAR G. ULMER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 1945.  Producers Releasing Corporation.  Story and Screenplay by Martin Goldsmith.  Cinematography by Benjamin H. Kline.   Produced by Leon Fromkess.  Music by Leo Erdody.  Production Design by Edward C. Jewell.  Costume Design by Mona Barry.  Film Editing by George McGuire. Tom Neal plays a New York…

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The Unseen (1945)

LEWIS ALLEN Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.  USA, 1945.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Hagar Wilde, Raymond Chandler, adaptation by Hagar Wilde, Ken Englund, based on the novel by Ethel Lina White.  Cinematography by John F. Seitz.  Produced by John Houseman.  Music by Ernst Toch.  Production Design by Hans Dreier, A. Earl Hedrick.  Costume Design…

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The Body Snatcher (1945)

ROBERT WISE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.    USA, 1945.  RKO Radio Pictures.  Screenplay by Philip MacDonald, Val Lewton, based on the short story by Robert Louis Stevenson.  Cinematography by Robert De Grasse.  Produced by Val Lewton.  Music by Roy Webb.  Production Design by Albert S. D’Agostino, Walter E. Keller.  Costume Design by Renie. …

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Isle of the Dead (1945)

MARK ROBSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1945.  RKO Radio Pictures.  Screenplay by Ardel Wray.  Cinematography by Jack MacKenzie.  Produced by Val Lewton.  Music by Leigh Harline.  Production Design by Albert S. D’Agostino, Walter E. Keller.  Costume Design by Edward Stevenson.  Film Editing by Lyle Boyer. Worn down by the Balkan wars, a…

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Caesar and Cleopatra (1945)

GABRIEL PASCAL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  United Kingdom, 1945.  Gabriel Pascal Productions, National Symphony Orchestra.  Screenplay by George Bernard Shaw, based on his play.  Cinematography by Jack Cardiff, Jack Hildyard, Robert Krasker, Freddie Young.  Produced by Gabriel Pascal.  Music by Georges Auric.  Production Design by John Bryan.  Costume Design by Oliver Messel.  Film Editing…

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Blithe Spirit (1945)

DAVID LEAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1945.  Two Cities Films, Noel Coward-Cineguild.  Screenplay by David Lean, Ronald Neame, Anthony Havelock-Allan, based on the play by Noel Coward.  Cinematography by Ronald Neame.  Produced by Noel Coward.  Music by Richard Addinsell.  Production Design by C.P. Norman.  Costume Design by Raemonde Rahvis.  Film Editing…

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Wonder Man (1945)

H. BRUCE HUMBERSTONE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 1945.  The Samuel Goldwyn Company.  Screenplay by Don Hartman, Melville Shavelson, Philip Rapp, adaptation by Jack Jevne, Eddie Moran, from a story by Arthur Sheekman.  Cinematography by Victor Milner, William E. Snyder.  Produced by Samuel Goldwyn.  Music by Ray Heindorf, Heinz Roemheld.  Production Design by…

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Christmas In Connecticut (1945)

PETER GODFREY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1945.  Warner Bros..  Story by Aileen Hamilton, Screenplay by Lionel Houser, Adele Comandini.  Cinematography by Carl E. Guthrie.  Produced by William Jacobs.  Music by Friedrich Hollaender.  Production Design by Stanley Fleischer.  Costume Design by Milo Anderson.  Film Editing by Frank Magee.   Dennis Morgan plays a soldier who survives his destroyer being sunk, rescued after weeks in…

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Scarlet Street (1945)

FRITZ LANG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   USA, 1945.  Walter Wanger Productions, Fritz Lang Productions, Diana Production Company.  Screenplay by Dudley Nichols, based on the novel by Georges de la Fouchardiere, Andre Mouezy-Eon.  Cinematography by Milton R. Krasner.  Produced by Fritz Lang.  Music by Hans J. Salter.  Production Design by Alexander Golitzen.  Costume Design by Travis Banton.  Film Editing by Arthur Hilton.  Fritz…

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The True Glory (1945)

GARSON KANIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1945.  Ministry of Information, U.S. Office of War Information.  Screenplay by Paddy Chayefsky.  Music by William Alwyn.  Production Design by Roger K. Furse.  Film Editing by Jerome Corwin.  Academy Awards 1945.   Superb documentary that sees Carol Reed and Garson Kanin paring down millions of hours of footage into a seamless, 80…

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The Stork Club (1945)

HAL WALKER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1945.  B.G. DeSylva Productions Inc..  Screenplay by Buddy G. DeSylva, Jack McGowan.  Cinematography by Charles Lang.  Produced by Buddy G. DeSylva.  Music by Robert Emmett Dolan.  Production Design by Hans Dreier, A. Earl Hedrick.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Gladys Carley. Betty Hutton is adorable as a coat check girl at the titular nightclub,…

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Doll Face (1945)

LEWIS SEILER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1945.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Leonard Praskins, adaptation by Harold Buchman, based on the play The Naked Genius by Gypsy Rose Lee.  Cinematography by Joseph LaShelle.  Produced by Bryan Foy.  Music by David Buttolph, Cyril J. Mockridge.  Production Design by Boris Leven, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Yvonne Wood.  Film Editing by Norman…

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