Battle Hymn (1957)

DOUGLAS SIRK Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1957.  Universal International Pictures.   Screenplay by Charles Grayson, Vincent B. Evans.  Cinematography by Russell Metty.   Produced by Ross Hunter.  Music by Frank Skinner.  Production Design by Alexander Golitzen, Emrich Nicholson. Costume Design by Bill Thomas. Film Editing by Russell F. Schoengarth.   Golden Globe Awards 1956. Rock…

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Slightly French (1949)

DOUGLAS SIRK Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 1949.  Columbia Pictures.  Story by Herbert Fields, Screenplay by Karen DeWolf. Cinematography by Charles Lawton Jr..  Produced by Irving Starr. Music by George Duning. Production Design by Carl Anderson. Costume Design by Jean Louis.  Film Editing by Al Clark. Don Ameche is a tyrannical filmmaker who…

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A Scandal In Paris (1946)

DOUGLAS SIRK Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 1946.  Arnold Pressburger Films.  Screenplay by Ellis St. Joseph, based on the memoirs of François-Eugène Vidocq.  Cinematography by Guy Roe.  Produced by Arnold Pressburger.   Music by Hanns Eisler.   Production Design by Gordon Wiles.  Costume Design by Norma Koch.   Film Editing by Albrecht Joseph. George Sanders…

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Lured (1947)

DOUGLAS SIRK Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1947.  Hunt Stromberg Productions.   Screenplay by Leo Rosten, based on a story by Jacques Companeez, Ernst Neubach, Simon Gantillon.  Cinematography by William H. Daniels.   Produced by James Nasser.   Music by Michel Michelet.  Production Design by Nicolai Remisoff.   Costume Design by Elois Jenssen.  Film Editing by John…

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Shockproof (1949)

DOUGLAS SIRK Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1949.  Columbia Pictures.   Screenplay by Helen Deutsch, Samuel Fuller.  Cinematography by Charles Lawton Jr..  Produced by Helen Deutsch, S. Sylvan Simon.  Music by George Duning.  Production Design by Carl Anderson.  Costume Design by Jean Louis.  Film Editing by Gene Havlick.  Cornel Wilde plays a parole officer…

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All That Heaven Allows (1955)

DOUGLAS SIRK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1955.  Universal International Pictures.  Story by Edna L. Lee, Harry Lee, Screenplay by Peg Fenwick.  Cinematography by Russell Metty. Produced by Ross Hunter.  Music by Frank Skinner.  Production Design by Alexander Golitzen, Eric Orbom.  Costume Design by Bill Thomas.  Film Editing by Frank Gross, Fred Barratta.  The Criterion Collection. Widow Jane Wyman befriends her handsome young gardener…

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Imitation Of Life (1959)

DOUGLAS SIRK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1959.  Universal International Pictures.  Screenplay by Eleanor Griffin, Allan Scott, based on the novel by Fannie Hurst.  Cinematography by Russell Metty.  Produced by Ross Hunter.  Music by Frank Skinner.  Production Design by Alexander Golitzen, Richard H. Riedel.  Costume Design by Bill Thomas.  Film Editing by Milton Carruth.  Academy Awards 1959.  Golden Globe Awards 1959.   The subliminal messages in this…

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The Tarnished Angels (1957)

DOUGLAS SIRK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1957.  Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by George Zuckerman, based on the novel Pylon by William Faulkner.  Cinematography by Irving Glassberg.  Produced by Albert Zugsmith.  Music by Frank Skinner.  Production Design by Alexander Golitzen, Alfred Sweeney.  Costume Design by Bill Thomas.  Film Editing by Russell F. Schoengarth.   Douglas Sirk shot gorgeous black-and-white films as well as colour ones, and…

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Written On The Wind (1956)

DOUGLAS SIRK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1956.  Universal International Pictures.  Screenplay by George Zuckerman, based on the novel by Robert Wilder.  Cinematography by Russell Metty.  Produced by Albert Zugsmith.  Music by Frank Skinner.  Production Design by Robert Clatworthy, Alexander Golitzen.  Costume Design by Bill Thomas, Jay A. Morley Jr..  Film Editing by Russell F. Schoengarth.  Academy Awards 1956.  Golden Globe Awards 1956.  Podcast:  My Criterions.   Douglas…

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Magnificent Obsession (1954)

DOUGLAS SIRK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1954.  Universal International Pictures.  Screenplay by Robert Blees, adaptation by Wells Root, based on the screenplay by Sarah Y. Mason, Victor Heerman, from the novel by Lloyd C. Douglas.  Cinematography by Russell Metty.  Produced by Ross Hunter.  Music by Frank Skinner.  Production Design by Bernard Herzbrun, Emrich Nicholson.  Costume Design by Bill Thomas.  Film Editing by Milton Carruth.  Academy…

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All I Desire (1953)

DOUGLAS SIRK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1953.  Universal International Pictures.  Screenplay by James Gunn, Robert Blees, Adaptation by Gina Kaus, based on the novel Stopover by Carol Ryrie Brink.  Cinematography by Carl E. Guthrie.  Produced by Ross Hunter.  Music by Henry Mancini, Herman Stein.  Production Design by Alexander Golitzen, Bernard Herzbrun.  Costume Design by Rosemary Odell.  Film Editing by Milton Carruth.   Barbara…

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