Harriet Craig (1950)

VINCENT SHERMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 USA, 1950. Columbia Pictures. Screenplay by James Gunn, Anne Froelich, based on the play Craig’s Wife by George Kelly. Cinematography by Joseph Walker. Produced by William Dozier. Music by George Duning. Production Design by Walter Holscher. Costume Design by Sheila O’Brien. Film Editing by Viola Lawrence. Harriet…

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The Damned Don’t Cry (1950)

VINCENT SHERMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 1950. Warner Bros.. Screenplay by Harold Medford, Jerome Weidman, based on the story Case History by Gertrude Walker. Cinematography by Ted D. McCord. Produced by Jerry Wald. Music by Daniele Amfitheatrof. Production Design by Robert M. Haas. Costume Design by Sheila O’Brien. Film Editing by Rudi…

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The Lawless (1950)

JOSEPH LOSEY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1950.  Pine-Thomas Productions.  Screenplay by Daniel Mainwaring.  Cinematography by J. Roy Hunt.  Produced by William H. Pine, William C. Thomas.   Music by Mahlon Merrick.   Production Design by Lewis H. Creber.   Costume Design by Rosemary Odell.   Film Editing by Howard A. Smith. Macdonald Carey is excellent as…

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Caged (1950)

JOHN CROMWELL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB. USA, 1950. Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Virginia Kellogg, Bernard C. Schoenfeld, based on the article Inside Women’s Prison by Virginia Kellogg.  Cinematography by Carl E. Guthrie.  Produced by Jerry Wald.  Music by Max Steiner.  Production Design by Charles H. Clarke.  Costume Design by Leah Rhodes.  Film Editing…

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Scandal (1950)

AKIRA KUROSAWA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  Original title:  Shûbun Japan, 1950.  Shochiku.  Screenplay by Ryuzo Kikushima, Akira Kurosawa.  Cinematography by Toshio Ubukata.  Produced by Takashi Koide.  Music by Fumio Hayasaka.  Production Design by Tatsuo Hamada.  Costume Design by Bunjiro Suzuki.  Film Editing by Yoshi Sugihara.   Toshirô Mifune plays a painter who is capturing a…

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The Baron Of Arizona (1950)

SAMUEL FULLER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1950.  Deputy Corporation.  Story by Homer Croy, Screenplay by Samuel Fuller.  Cinematography by James Wong Howe.  Produced by Carl K. Hittleman.  Music by Paul Dunlap.  Production Design by Jack Poplin.  Costume Design by Alfred Berke, Kitty Mager.  Film Editing by Arthur Hilton.  Samuel Fuller never met…

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Captain Carey, U.S.A. (1950)

MITCHELL LEISEN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1950.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Robert Thoeren, based on the novel by Martha Albrand.  Cinematography by John F. Seitz.  Produced by Richard Maibaum.  Music by Hugo Friedhofer.  Production Design by Roland Anderson, Hans Dreier.  Costume Design by Mary Kay Dodson.  Film Editing by Alma Macrorie. A…

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Quicksand (1950)

IRVING PICHEL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.   USA, 1950.  Samuel H. Stiefel Productions.  Screenplay by Robert Smith.  Cinematography by Lionel Lindon.  Produced by Mort Briskin.  Music by Louis Gruenberg.  Production Design by Boris Leven.  Costume Design by Joan Joseff.  Film Editing by Walter Thompson.   Mickey Rooney plays an auto mechanic who is out drinking with the boys when he spots a dangerous…

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Tea For Two (1950)

DAVID BUTLER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 1950.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Harry Clork, based on the play by Frank Mandel, Otto A. Harbach, Vincent Youmans, Emil Nyitray and the play by Irving Caesar and William Jacobs.  Cinematography by Wilfrid M. Cline.  Produced by William Jacobs.  Music by Howard Jackson.  Production Design by Douglas Bacon.  Costume Design by Leah Rhodes.  Film…

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Woman On The Run (1950)

NORMAN FOSTER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1950.  Fidelity Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by Alan Campbell, Norman Foster, from a story by Sylvia Tate.  Cinematography by Hal Mohr.  Produced by Howard Welsch.  Music by Arthur Lange, Emil Newman.  Production Design by Boris Leven.  Costume Design by Martha Bunch, Travilla.  Film Editing by Otto Ludwig. A man walking his dog late at night…

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The Big Hangover (1950)

NORMAN KRASNA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1950.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Norman Krasna.  Cinematography by George J. Folsey.  Produced by Norman Krasna.  Music by Adolph Deutsch.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons, Paul Groesse.  Costume Design by Helen Rose.  Film Editing by Fredrick Y. Smith. Van Johnson is a law student who has been selected to work at a prestigious law firm…

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Daybreak In Udi (1950)

TERRY BISHOP Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  United Kingdom, 1950.  British Information Service, Central Office of Information, Colonial Office, Crown Film Unit.  Screenplay by Montagu Slater.  Cinematography by Fred Gamage.  Produced by Max Anderson.  Music by William Alwyn.  Film Editing by Terry Trench.   Short but effective documentary about a Nigerian village at a crossroads between modernity and tradition.  Two Nigerian doctors…

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