Sudden Fear (1952)

DAVID MILLER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5 USA, 1952. Joseph Kaufman Productions. Screenplay by Lenore J. Coffee, Sobert Smith, based on the story by Edna Sherry. Cinematography by Charles Lang. Produced by Joe Kaufmann. Music by Elmer Bernstein. Production Design by Boris Leven. Costume Design by Sheila O’Brien, Al Teitelbaum. Film Editing by Leon…

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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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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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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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Ivanhoe (1952)

RICHARD THORPE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA/United Kingdom, 1952.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Noel Langley, adaptation by by Aeneas MacKenzie, based on the novel by Walter Scott.  Cinematography by Freddie Young.  Produced by Pandro S. Berman.  Music by Miklos Rozsa.  Production Design by Alfred Junge.  Costume Design by Roger K. Furse.  Film Editing by Frank Clarke.  Academy Awards 1952.  Golden Globe Awards 1952. Walter…

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Because You’re Mine (1952)

ALEXANDER HALL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1952.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Karl Tunberg, Leonard Spigelgass, based on the short film by Ruth Brooks Flippen, Sy Gomberg.  Cinematography by Joseph Ruttenberg.  Produced by Joe Pasternak.  Music by Johnny Green.  Production Design by William Ferrari, Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Helen Rose.  Film Editing by Albert Akst.  Academy Awards 1952. Mario Lanza plays (what else) a famous opera…

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With A Song In My Heart (1952)

WALTER LANG Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB USA, 1952.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Lamar Trotti.  Cinematography by Leon Shamroy.  Produced by Lamar Trotti.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production Design by Lyle R. Wheeler, Joseph C. Wright.  Costume Design by Charles Le Maire.  Film Editing by J. Watson Webb Jr..  Academy Awards 1952.  Golden Globe Awards 1952.   Enormously enjoyable musical biopic of World World…

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The Star (1952)

STUART HEISLER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1952.  Bert E. Friedlob Productions.  Screenplay by Dale Eunson, Katherine Albert.  Cinematography by Ernest Laszlo.  Produced by Bert E. Friedlob.  Music by Victor Young.  Production Design by Boris Leven.  Costume Design by Orry-Kelly, Ann Peck.  Film Editing by Otto Ludwig.  Academy Awards 1952.   Times were obviously getting tough for Bette Davis following her coup in All About…

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Come Back, Little Sheba

DANIEL MANN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   Shirley Booth wanders around her kitchen begging for our affection in this grimy little kitchen-sink drama. She won an Academy Award as a housewife who has to contend with the boring nature of her life while waiting for her beloved pet of the title to return home to her….

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