My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Tin Pan Alley (1940)

WALTER LANG Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.   USA, 1940.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Robert Ellis, Helen Logan, based on a story by Pamela Harris.  Cinematography by Leon Shamroy.  … Continue reading

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November 18, 2019 · Leave a comment

The Long Voyage Home (1940)

JOHN FORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1940.  Argosy Pictures, Walter Wanger Productions.  Screenplay by Dudley Nichols, based on four Sea Plays by Eugene O’Neill.  Cinematography by Gregg Toland.  Produced by John Ford.  Music by … Continue reading

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November 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

Second Chorus (1940)

H.C. POTTER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1940.  Boris Morros Productions.  Original story by Frank Cavett, Screenplay by Elaine Ryan, Ian McLellan Hunter, contributor Johnny Mercer.  Cinematography by Theodor Sparkuhl.  Produced by Boris Morros.  Music by … Continue reading

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December 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Kitty Foyle: The Natural History Of A Woman (1940)

SAM WOOD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1940.  RKO Radio Pictures.  Screenplay by Dalton Trumbo, additional dialogue by Donald Ogden Stewart, based on the novel by Christopher Morley.  Cinematography by Robert De Grasse.  Produced … Continue reading

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February 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Great McGinty (1940)

PRESTON STURGES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1940.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Preston Sturges.  Cinematography by William C. Mellor.  Produced by Paul Jones.  Music by Friedrich Hollaender.  Production Design by Hans Dreier, A. Earl Hedrick.  Costume Design … Continue reading

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January 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

One Million, B.C. (The Cave Dwellers)

BB (out of 5) Nothing like killing a giant lizard to really bring a family together. In this laughable adventure film, a prehistoric warrior (Victor Mature) is ejected from his … Continue reading

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December 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Pinocchio (1940)

BBBB (out of 5) Sweet animated fable about a wooden boy who longs to be real after he is created by a lonely clockmaker. Pinocchio, innocent and modest, is befriended … Continue reading

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November 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

Pride And Prejudice (1940)

BBBBB (out of 5) Devastatingly good adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic novel, a surprise considering how very condensed the story is from its original source. Greer Garson makes a wonderful Elizabeth in … Continue reading

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November 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

My Favourite Wife

BBB.5 (out of 5) Reunited after their grand success in The Awful Truth, Cary Grant and Irene Dunne once again play a married couple in this delightful comedy. This time, he’s a … Continue reading

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October 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Letter (1940)

WILLIAM WYLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1940.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Howard Koch, based on the story by W. Somerset Maugham.  Cinematography by Tony Gaudio.  Produced by Robert Lord.  Music by Max Steiner.  Production Design by Carl Jules … Continue reading

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August 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

All This, and Heaven Too (1940)

ANATOLE LITVAK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1940.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Casey Robinson, based on the novel by Rachel Field.  Cinematography by Ernest Haller.  Produced by Anatole Litvak.  Music by Max Steiner.  Production Design by … Continue reading

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August 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Grapes Of Wrath (1940)

JOHN FORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1940.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Nunnally Johnson, based on the novel by John Steinbeck.  Cinematography by Gregg Toland.  Produced by Darryl F. Zanuck.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production … Continue reading

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July 26, 2013 · Leave a comment