My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

The Joker Is Wild (1957)

CHARLES VIDOR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1957.  AMBL Productions.  Screenplay by Oscar Saul, based on the book by Art Cohn.  Cinematography by Daniel L. Fapp.  Produced by … Continue reading

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October 20, 2019 · Leave a comment

Designing Woman (1957)

VINCENTE MINNELLI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 1957.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by George Wells, from a story by Helen Rose.  Cinematography by John Alton.  Produced by Dore Schary.  Music … Continue reading

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September 27, 2019 · Leave a comment

The Enemy Below (1957)

DICK POWELL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1957.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Wendell Mayes, based on the novel by D.A. Rayner.  Cinematography by Harold Rosson.  Produced by … Continue reading

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April 12, 2019 · Leave a comment

A Hatful Of Rain (1957)

FRED ZINNEMANN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1957.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Michael V. Gazzo, Alfred Hayes, Carl Foreman, based on the play by Michael V. Gazzo.  Cinematography by Joseph … Continue reading

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February 19, 2019 · Leave a comment

The Spirit Of St. Louis (1957)

BILLY WILDER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1957.  Leland Hayward Productions, Warner Bros., Billy Wilder Productions.  Screenplay by Billy Wilder, Wendell Mayes, adaptation by Charles Lederer, based on the book by Charles … Continue reading

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March 16, 2018 · Leave a comment

Ill Met By Moonlight (1957)

MICHAEL POWELL, EMERIC PRESSBURGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1957.  The Rank Organisation, Vega Film Productions.  Screenplay by Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger, based on the book by W. Stanley Moss.  Cinematography by … Continue reading

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May 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Invisible Boy (1957)

HERMAN HOFFMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 1957.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Story by Edmund Cooper, Screenplay by Cyril Hume.  Cinematography by Harold E. Wellman.  Produced by Nicholas Nayfack.  Music by Les Baxter.  Production Design by … Continue reading

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December 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Witness For The Prosecution (1957)

BILLY WILDER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  USA, 1957.  Edward Small Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Billy Wilder, Harry Kurnitz, Adaptation by Lawrence B. Marcus, based on the play by Agatha Christie.  Cinematography by Russell … Continue reading

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February 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Campbell’s Kingdom

BBBB (out of 5) Dirk Bogarde is wonderful in this exciting adventure set in British Columbia, where he has just arrived from England to claim the title of a small plot … Continue reading

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February 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?

BBBB (out of 5) The rise of consumer culture in post-war America and the increased obsession with celebrity that predominates the rest of the century are all predicted with perfect … Continue reading

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January 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Tarnished Angels

BBB (out of 5) Douglas Sirk shot gorgeous black-and-white films as well as colour ones, and this melodrama is a pristine example. Rock Hudson plays a small-time reporter who befriends a … Continue reading

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January 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Pal Joey

BB.5 (out of 5) Less than enjoyable mangling of the extremely popular Broadway show, with the writers making the main character, who’s supposed to be a total heel (played by … Continue reading

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January 20, 2014 · Leave a comment