The Naked City (1948)

JULES DASSIN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5 USA, 1948. Hellinger Productions, Universal International Pictures. Screenplay by Albert Maltz, Malvin Wald, from a story by Malvin Wald. Cinematography by William H. Daniels. Produced by Mark Hellinger. Music by Miklos Rozsa, Frank Skinner. Production Design by John DeCuir. Costume Design by Grace Houston. Film Editing by…

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Blood On The Moon (1948)

ROBERT WISE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1948.  RKO Radio Pictures.  Screenplay by Lillie Hayward, adaptation by Harold Shumate, Luke Short, based on the Saturday Evening Post serial story by Luke Short.  Cinematography by Nicholas Musuraca.  Produced by Theron Warth.  Music by Roy Webb.  Production Design by Albert S. D’Agostino, Walter E. Keller. …

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The Boy With Green Hair (1948)

JOSEPH LOSEY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1948.  RKO Radio Pictures.   Screenplay by Ben Barzman, Alfred Lewis Levitt, based on the story by Betsy Beaton.   Cinematography by George Barnes.   Produced by Stephen Ames.   Music by Leigh Harline.   Production Design by Ralph Berger, Albert S. D’Agostino.   Costume Design by Adele Balkan.   Film Editing by…

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The Paleface (1948)

NORMAN Z. McLEOD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 1948.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Edmund L. Hartmann, Frank Tashlin, additional dialogue by Jack Rose.  Cinematography by Ray Rennahan.  Produced by Robert L. Welch.  Music by Victor Young.  Production Design by Hans Dreier, A. Earl Hendrick.  Costume Design by Mary Kay Dodson.  Film Editing by Ellsworth…

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The Emperor Waltz (1948)

BILLY WILDER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.   USA, 1948.  Paramount Pictures.  Directed by Billy Wilder.  Screenplay by Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder.  Cinematography by George Barnes.  Produced by Charles Brackett.  Music by Victor Young.  Production Design by Franz Bachelin, Hans Dreier.  Costume Design by Edith Head, Gile Steele.  Film Editing by Doane Harrison.   Corny nonsense that marks a rare misfire for director Billy Wilder and…

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Julia Misbehaves (1948)

JACK CONWAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 1948.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by William Ludwig, Harry Ruskin, Arthur Wimperis, adaptation by Gina Kaus, Monckton Hoffe, based on a novel by Margery Sharp.  Cinematography by Joseph Ruttenberg.  Produced by Everett Riskin.  Music by Adolph Deutsch.  Production Design by Daniel B. Cathcart, Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Irene.  Film Editing by John D. Dunning.   Positively delightful,…

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A Foreign Affair (1948)

BILLY WILDER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1948. Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder, Richard L. Breen, adaptation by Robert Harari, based on an original story by David Shaw.  Cinematography by Charles Lang.  Produced by Charles Brackett.  Music by Friedrich Hollaender.  Production Design by Hans Dreier, Walter H. Tyler.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Doane Harrison.   Billy Wilder…

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A Date With Judy (1948)

RICHARD THORPE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1948.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Dorothy Cooper, Dorothy Kingsley, based on characters created by Aleen Leslie.  Cinematography by Robert Surtees.  Produced by Joe Pasternak.  Music by Albert Sendrey, George Stoll.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons, Paul Groesse.  Costume Design by Helen Rose.  Film Editing by Harold F. Kress. Teenaged Jane Powell is a very popular girl…

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The Secret Land (1948)

Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1948.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, United States Navy.  Commentary by Harvey S. Haislip, William C. Park.  Produced by Orville O. Dull.  Music by Bronislau Kaper.  Film Editing by Fredrick Y. Smith.   The relatively unknown continent of Antarctica is explored by scientists and covered by a camera crew in this fascinating documentary. Just the facts and few…

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The Luck of the Irish (1948)

HENRY KOSTER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  USA, 1948.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Philip Dunne, based on the novel by Constance Jones, Guy Jones.  Cinematography by Joseph LaShelle.  Produced by Fred Kohlmar.  Music by Cyril J. Mockridge.  Production Design by J. Russell Spencer, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Bonnie Cashin.  Film Editing by J. Watson Webb Jr..   Tyrone Power plays an…

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The Search (1948)

FRED ZINNEMANN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  Switzerland/USA, 1948.  Praesens-Film.  Screenplay by Richard Schweizer, additional dialogue by Paul Jarrico, with collaboration by David Wechsler.  Cinematography by Emil Berna.  Produced by Lazar Wechsler.  Music by Robert Blum.  Film Editing by Hermann Haller.   Montgomery Clift deservedly became a star and former documentary filmmaker Fred Zinnemann a director to be reckoned with thanks to…

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June Bride (1948)

BRETAIGNE WINDUST Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1948.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Ranald MacDougall, based on the play Feature For June by Eileen Tighe, Graeme Lorimer.  Cinematography by Ted D. McCord.  Produced by Henry Blanke.  Music by David Buttolph.  Production Design by Anton Grot.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Owen Marks.   Low-point in Bette Davis‘s career, the box-office results of this film…

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