Affair In Trinidad (1952)

VINCENT SHERMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1952.  The Beckworth Corporation.  Story by Virginia Van Upp, Berne Giler, Screenplay by Oscar Saul, James Gunn.  Cinematography by Joseph Walker.   Produced by Vincent Sherman.   Music by George Duning.   Production Design by Walter Holscher.  Costume Design by Jean Louis.   Film Editing by Viola Lawrence.  Academy Awards…

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Hans Christian Andersen (1952)

CHARLES VIDOR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 1952.  The Samuel Goldwyn Company.  Story by Myles Connolly, Screenplay by Moss Hart.  Cinematography by Harry Stradling Sr..  Produced by Samuel Goldwyn.  Music by Walter Scharf.  Production Design by Antoni Clave, Richard Day.  Costume Design by Antoni Clave, Mary Wills.  Film Editing by Daniel Mandell.  Academy…

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Androcles And The Lion (1952)

CHESTER ERSKINE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1952.  RKO Radio Pictures.  Screenplay by Chester Erskine, Ken Englund, based on the play by George Bernard Shaw.  Cinematography by Harry Stradling Sr..  Produced by Gabriel Pascal.  Music by Friedrich Hollaender.  Production Design by Harry Horner.  Costume Design by Emile Santiago.  Film Editing by Roland Gross. …

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The Golden Coach (1952)

JEAN RENOIR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Original title:  Le carrosse d’or France/Italy, 1952.  Delphinus, Hoche Productions, Panaria Film.  Story and Screenplay by Jean Renoir, Jack Kirkland, Renzo Avanzo, Giulio Macchi, Ginette Doynel, inspired by La Carrosse du Saint-Sacrement by Prosper Merimee.  Cinematography by Claude Renoir.  Produced by Francesco Alliata.  Music by Gino Marinuzzi Jr.. …

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Plymouth Adventure (1952)

CLARENCE BROWN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1952.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Helen Deutsch, based on the novel by Ernest Gebler.  Cinematography by William H. Daniels.  Produced by Dore Schary.  Music by Miklos Rozsa.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons, Urie McCleary.  Costume Design by Walter Plunkett.  Film Editing by Robert Kern.  Academy Awards 1952.  …

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Breaking The Sound Barrier (1952)

DAVID LEAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.  Alternate title:  The Sound Barrier United Kingdom, 1952.  London Film Productions, British Lion Film Corporation.  Story and Screenplay by Terence Rattigan.  Cinematography by Jack Hildyard.  Produced by David Lean.  Music by Malcolm Arnold.  Production Design by Joseph Bato, John Hawkesworth.  Costume Design by Elizabeth Hennings.  Film Editing by…

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Bend Of The River (1952)

ANTHONY MANN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.   USA, 1952.  Universal International Pictures.  Screenplay by Borden Chase, based on the novel by William Gulick.  Cinematography by Irving Glassberg.  Produced by Aaron Rosenberg.  Music by Hans J. Salter.  Production Design by Bernard Herzbrun, Nathan Juran.  Costume Design by Rosemary Odell.  Film Editing by Russell F. Schoengarth. A community of settlers are making their way…

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Ikiru (1952)

AKIRA KUROSAWA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.   Japan, 1952.  Toho Company.  Screenplay by Akira Kurosawa,  Shinobu Hashimoto, Hideo Oguni.  Cinematography by Asakazu Nakai.  Produced by Sojiro Motoki.  Music by Fumio Hayasaka.  Production Design by Takashi Matsuyama.  Film Editing by Koichi Iwashita.   A mild-manner civil servant (Takashi Shimura, getting a rare lead role from his frequent collaborator Akira Kurosawa) finds out that…

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Moulin Rouge (1952)

JOHN HUSTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1952.  Romulus Films.  Screenplay by Anthony Veiller, John Huston, based on the novel by Pierre La Mure.  Cinematography by Oswald Morris.  Produced by John Huston, James Woolf, John Woolf.  Music by Georges Auric.  Production Design by Marcel Vertes.  Costume Design by Julia Squire.  Film Editing by Ralph Kemplen.  Academy Awards 1952.  Golden Globe Awards…

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My Cousin Rachel (1952)

HENRY KOSTER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1952.  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.  Screenplay by Nunnally Johnson, based on the novel by Daphne Du Maurier.  Cinematography by Joseph LaShelle.  Produced by Nunnally Johnson.  Music by Franz Waxman.  Production Design by John DeCuir, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Dorothy Jeakins.  Film Editing by Louis R. Loeffler.  Academy Awards 1952.  Golden Globe Awards 1952. Daphne…

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Red Planet Mars (1952)

HARRY HORNER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  0.5.  USA, 1952.  Melaby Pictures Corp..  Screenplay by John L. Balderston, Anthony Veiller, based on the play by John L. Balderston, John Hoare.  Cinematography by Joseph F. Biroc.  Produced by Donald Hyde, Anthony Veiller.  Music by Mahlon Merrick.  Production Design by Charles D. Hall.  Film Editing by Francis D. Lyon. A scientist and his wife discover a method…

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Love Is Better Than Ever (1952)

STANLEY DONEN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.   Alternate title:  The Light Fantastic USA, 1952.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Ruth Brooks Flippen.  Cinematography by Harold Rosson.  Produced by William H. Wright.  Music by Lennie Hayton.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons, Gabriel Scognamillo.  Costume Design by Helen Rose.  Film Editing by George Boemler. Big time New York theatrical agent Larry Parks meets the owner of  a…

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