Brief Encounter (1945)

DAVID LEAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1945.  Cineguild.  Screenplay by Anthony Havelock-Allan, David Lean, Ronald Neame, based on the play Still Life by Noel Coward.  Cinematography by Robert Krasker.  Produced by Noel Coward.  Music by John Hollingsworth, Percival Mackey, Muir Mathieson.  Production Design by Lawrence P. Williams.  Film Editing by Jack Harris.  Academy Awards 1946.  Cannes Film Festival 1946. A…

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The Razor’s Edge (1946)

EDMUND GOULDING Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1946.  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.  Screenplay by Lamar Trotti, based on the novel by W. Somerset Maugham. Cinematography by Arthur C. Miller.  Produced by Darryl F. Zanuck.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production Design by Richard Day, Nathan Juran.  Costume Design by Oleg Cassini, Charles Le Maire.  Film Editing by J. Watson Webb Jr..  Academy Awards 1946.  Golden…

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The Best Years Of Our Lives (1946)

WILLIAM WYLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1946.  The Samuel Goldwyn Company.  Screenplay by Robert E. Sherwood, based on the novel by MacKinlay Kantor.  Cinematography by Gregg Toland.  Produced by Samuel Goldwyn.  Music by Hugo Friedhofer.  Production Design by Perry Ferguson, George Jenkins.  Costume Design by Irene Sharaff.  Film Editing by Daniel Mandell.  Academy Awards 1946.  Golden Globe Awards 1946.   Returning home after…

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The Harvey Girls (1946)

GEORGE SIDNEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1946.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Original Story by Eleanore Griffin, William Rankin, Screenplay by Edmund Beloin, Nathaniel Curtis, Harry Crane, James O’Hanlon, Samson Raphaelson, additional dialogue by Kay Van Riper, based on the novel by Samuel Hopkins Adams.  Cinematography by George J. Folsey.  Produced by Arthur Freed.  Music by Lennie Hayton, Conrad Salinger.  Production Design by…

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Anna And The King Of Siam (1946)

JOHN CROMWELL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1946.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Talbot Jennings, Sally Benson, based on the biography by Margaret Landon.  Cinematography by Arthur C. Miller.  Produced by Louis D. Lighton.  Music by Bernard Herrmann.  Production Design by William S. Darling, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Bonnie Cashin.  Film Editing by Harmon Jones.  Academy Awards 1946.  Cannes Film Festival 1946….

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Notorious (1946)

ALFRED HITCHCOCK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1946.  RKO Radio Pictures.  Screenplay by Ben Hecht, based on the story The Song Of The Dragon by John Taintor Foote.  Cinematography by Ted Tetzlaff.  Produced by Alfred Hitchcock.  Music by Roy Webb.  Production Design by Carroll Clark, Albert S. D’Agostino.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Theron Warth.  Academy Awards 1946.  Cannes Film Festival 1946.  …

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Children Of Paradise (1945)

MARCEL CARNE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  Original title:  Les Enfants Du Paradis France, 1945.  Société Nouvelle Pathé Cinéma.Scenario and dialogue by Jacques Prevert.  Cinematography by Roger Hubert.  Produced by Adrien Remauge.  Music by Maurice Thiriet.  Production Design by Leon Barsacq, Raymond Gabutti, Alexandre Trauner.  Costume Design by Mayo.  Film Editing by Henri Rust.  Academy Awards 1946. To say that this film is pure…

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It’s A Wonderful Life (1946)

FRANK CAPRA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1946.  Liberty Films.  Screenplay by Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Frank Capra, additional scenes by Jo Swerling, from a story by Philip Van Doren Stern.  Cinematography by Joseph F. Biroc, Joseph Walker, Victor Milner.  Produced by Frank Capra.  Music by Dimitri Tiomkin.  Production Design by Jack Okey, William Cameron Menzies.  Costume Design by Edward Stevenson.  Film Editing by…

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Blue Skies (1946)

STUART HEISLER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 1946.  Paramount Pictures.  Story by Irving Berlin, adaptation by Allan Scott, Screenplay by Arthur Sheekman.  Cinematography by Charles Lang, William E. Snyder.  Produced by Sol C. Siegel.  Music by Robert Emmett Dolan.  Production Design by Hans Dreier, Hal Pereira.  Costume Design by Waldo Angelo, Edith Head, Barbara Karinska.  Film Editing by LeRoy Stone.  Academy Awards 1946.   Fred Astaire and…

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The Yearling (1946)

CLARENCE BROWN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1946.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Paul Osborn, based on the novel by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings.  Cinematography by Arthur E. Arling, Charles Rosher, Leonard Smith.  Produced by Sidney Franklin.  Music by Herbert Stothart.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons, Paul Groesse.  Costume Design by Valles.  Film Editing by Harold F. Kress.  Academy Awards 1946.  Golden Globe Awards 1946.   Beautiful family film…

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Duel In The Sun (1946)

KING VIDOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1946.  Selznick International Pictures, Vanguard Films.  Screenplay by David O. Selznick, adaptation by Oliver H.P. Garrett, suggested by a novel by Niven Busch.  Cinematography by Lee Garmes, Ray Rennahan, Harold Rosson.  Produced by David O. Selznick.  Music by Dimitri Tiomkin.  Production Design by J. McMillan Johnson.  Costume Design by Walter Plunkett.  Film Editing by Hal…

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A Stolen Life (1946)

CURTIS BERNHARDT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA, 1946.  B.D. Production, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Catherine Turney, adaptation by Margaret Buell Wilder, based on the novel Uloupeny Zivot by Karel J. Benes.  Cinematography by Ernest Haller, Sol Polito.  Produced by Bette Davis.  Music by Max Steiner.  Production Design by Robert M. Haas.  Costume Design by Orry-Kelly.  Film Editing by Rudi Fehr.  Academy Awards 1946. What’s better…

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