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 … More The Paleface (1948)

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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.  Academy Awards 1948.   Corny nonsense that marks a rare misfire for director Billy Wilder and … More The Emperor Waltz (1948)

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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, this is … More Julia Misbehaves (1948)

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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.  Academy Awards 1948.   Billy Wilder … More A Foreign Affair (1948)

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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 … More A Date With Judy (1948)

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The Secret Land

BBB.5 (out of 5) 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 frills are relayed as Robert Taylor, Van Heflin and Robert Montgomery (themselves still serving in the Navy) narrate the voyages of thirteen different ships who, under the name … More The Secret Land

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The Luck of the Irish

B.5 (out of 5) Tyrone Power plays an American journalist who, while traveling through Ireland, is drawn to its beauty and charm both by an innkeeper’s daughter (Anne Baxter) and the sniveling interference of a magical leprechaun (Cecil Kellaway). When money and prestige draw him back to the States to take a job as right … More The Luck of the Irish

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