Humoresque (1946)

JEAN NEGULESCO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 1946. Warner Bros.. Screenplay by Clifford Odets, Zachary Gold, based on the short story by Fannie Hurst. Cinematography by Ernest Haller. Produced by Jerry Wald. Music by Leo F. Forbstein. Production Design by Hugh Reticker. Costume Design by Adrian, Bernard Newman. Film Editing by Rudi Fehr….

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A Scandal In Paris (1946)

DOUGLAS SIRK Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 1946.  Arnold Pressburger Films.  Screenplay by Ellis St. Joseph, based on the memoirs of François-Eugène Vidocq.  Cinematography by Guy Roe.  Produced by Arnold Pressburger.   Music by Hanns Eisler.   Production Design by Gordon Wiles.  Costume Design by Norma Koch.   Film Editing by Albrecht Joseph. George Sanders…

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The Stone Flower (1946)

ALEKSANDR PTUSHKO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  Original title: Kamennyy tsvetok USSR, 1946 .  Mosfilm.   Screenplay by Pavel Bazhov, Ivan Keller.  Cinematography by Fyodor Provorov.   Music by Lev Shvarts.  Production Design by Aleksandr Ptushko.  Costume Design by Olga Kruchinina.   Film Editing by M. Kuzmina.  Soviet producers draw homegrown audiences away from the lure of…

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Song of the South (1946)

HARVE FOSTER, WILFRED JACKSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 1946.  Walt Disney Productions.  Screenplay by Dalton S. Reymond, Morton Grant, Maurice Rapf, Cartoon story by Bill Peet, Ralph Wright, Vernon Stallings, based on the book by Joel Chandler Harris.  Cinematography by Gregg Toland.  Produced by Walt Disney.  Music by Daniele Amfitheatrof, Paul J….

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No Regrets For Our Youth (1946)

AKIRA KUROSAWA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Original title:  Waga seishun ni kuinashi Japan, 1946.  Toho Company.  Screenplay by Eijiro Hisaita, Akira Kurosawa, Keiji Matsuzaki.  Cinematography by Asakazu Nakai.  Produced by Keiji Matsuzaki.  Music by Tadashi Hattori.  Production Design by Keiji Kitagawa.  Film Editing by Akira Kurosawa. As Japan prepares to enter the war, academic…

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The Verdict (1946)

DON SIEGEL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.   USA, 1946.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Peter Milne, Israel Zangwill.  Cinematography by Ernest Haller.  Produced by William Jacobs.  Music by Friedrich Hollaender.  Production Design by Ted Smith.  Costume Design by Travilla.  Film Editing by Thomas Reilly.   Sydney Greenstreet gives a deliciously subtle performance as a judge who is removed from his position after a man…

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Let There Be Light (1946)

JOHN HUSTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.   USA, 1946.  U.S. Army Pictorial Services.  Screenplay by John Huston.  Cinematography by Stanley Cortez, John Doran, Lloyd Fromm, John Huston, Joe Jackman, George Smith.   Music by Dimitri Tiomkin.  Film Editing by Gene Fowler Jr., William Reynolds. The war was over before John Huston was able to get this project up and running,…

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Courage Of Lassie (1946)

FRED M. WILCOX Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1946.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Lionel Houser.  Cinematography by Leonard Smith.  Produced by Robert Sisk.  Music by Scott Bradley, Bronislau Kaper.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons, Paul Youngblood.  Costume Design by Irene.  Film Editing by Conrad A. Nervig.   The beloved canine hero gets top billing above the likes of Elizabeth Taylor and Frank Morgan in this charming…

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The Killers (1946)

ROBERT SIODMAK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1946.  Mark Hellinger Productions, Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Anthony Veiller, from the story by Ernest Hemingway.  Cinematography by Elwood Bredell.  Produced by Mark Hellinger.  Music by Miklos Rozsa.  Production Design by Martin Obzina, Jack Otterson.  Film Editing by Arthur Hilton.   Ernest Hemingway’s atmospheric, short story, basically a conversation between two bad men, is expanded…

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Paisan (Paisa) (1946)

ROBERTO ROSSELLINI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Italy, 1946.  Organizzazione Film Internazionali, Foreign Film Productions.  Story by Sergio Amidei, Klaus Mann, Federico Fellini, Marcello Pagliero, Alfred Hayes, Screenplay by Sergio Amidei, Federico Fellini, Roberto Rossellini, Rod E. Geiger.  Cinematography by Otello Martelli.  Produced by Rod E. Geiger, Roberto Rossellini.  Music by Renzo Rossellini.  Film Editing by Eraldo Da Roma.  Academy Awards 1949. Roberto Rossellini…

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Terror By Night (1946)

ROY WILLIAM NEILL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1946.  Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Frank Gruber, adapted from a story by Arthur Conan Doyle.  Cinematography by Maury Gertsman.  Produced by Roy William Neill. Production Design by John B. Goodman, Abraham Grossman.  Costume Design by Vera West.  Film Editing by Saul A. Goodkind. One of a number of films that Basil Rathbone filmed…

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The Jolson Story (1946)

ALFRED E. GREEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1946.  Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by Stephen Longstreet, adaptation by Harry Chandlee, Andrew Solt.  Cinematography by Joseph Walker.  Produced by Sidney Skolsky.  Music by George Duning, Hugo Friedhofer, Arthur Morton, Marlin Skiles.  Production Design by Stephen Goosson, Walter Holscher.  Costume Design by Jean Louis.  Film Editing by William A. Lyon.   The great entertainer, once the…

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