Hondo (1953)

JOHN FARROW Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.    USA, 1953.  Wayne-Fellows Productions, Batjac Productions.  Screenplay by James Edward Grant, from a story by Louis L’Amour.  Cinematography by Robert Burks, Archie Stout. Produced by Robert Fellows. Music by Hugo Friedhofer, Emil Newman. Production Design by Alfred Ybarra. Costume Design by Carl Walker. Film Editing by…

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Torch Song (1953)

CHARLES WALTERS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.    USA, 1953.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Story by I.A.R. Wylie, Screenplay by John Michael Hayes, Jan Lustig.  Cinematography by Robert H. Planck.  Produced by Henry Berman, Sidney Franklin, Charles Schnee.  Music by Adolph Deutsch.  Production Design by E. Preston Ames, Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Helen Rose.  Film Editing…

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Call Me Madam (1953)

WALTER LANG Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1953.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Arthur Sheekman, based on the musical by Russel Crouse, Howard Lindsey.  Cinematography by Leon Shamroy.  Produced by Sol C. Siegel.  Music by Alfred Newman.   Production Design by John DeCuir, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Irene Sharaff.   Film Editing by…

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The 5000 Fingers of Dr. T (1953)

ROY ROWLAND Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1953.  Columbia Pictures, Stanley Kramer Productions.  Story and conception by Dr. Seuss, Screenplay by Dr. Seuss, Allan Scott.  Cinematography by Franz Planer.  Produced by Stanley Kramer.  Music by Friedrich Hollaender.  Production Design by Rudolph Sternad.  Costume Design by Jean Louis.  Film Editing by Al Clark.  Academy…

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Dream Wife (1953)

SIDNEY SHELDON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.   USA, 1953.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Sidney Sheldon, Herbert Baker, Alfred Lewis Levitt.  Cinematography by Milton R. Krasner.  Produced by Dore Schary.  Music by Conrad Salinger.  Production Design by Daniel B. Cathcart, Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Herschel McCoy, Helen Rose.  Film Editing by George White.  Academy Awards 1953. The burgeoning issue of women in the…

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The Robe (1953)

HENRY KOSTER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1953.  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.  Screenplay by Albert Maltz, Philip Dunne, adaptation by Gina Kaus, based on the novel by Lloyd C. Douglas.  Cinematography by Leon Shamroy.  Produced by Frank Ross.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production Design by George W. Davis, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Emile Santiago.  Film Editing by Barbara McLean.  Academy…

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A Queen Is Crowned (1953)

Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  United Kingdom, 1953.  The Rank Organisation.  Screenplay by Christopher Fry.  Produced by Castleton Knight.  Music by Guy Warrack.  Academy Awards 1953.  Golden Globe Awards 1953. The events surrounding the coronation of Elizabeth II make up the entirety of this documentary, shot entirely in beautiful Technicolour. Thanks to the ceremony’s many stages being well known in advance, Laurence…

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Stalag 17 (1953)

BILLY WILDER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   USA, 1953. Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Billy Wilder, Edwin Blum, based on the play by Donald Bevan, Edmund Trzcinski.  Cinematography by Ernest Laszlo.  Produced by Billy Wilder.  Music by Franz Waxman.  Production Design by Franz Bachelin, Hal Pereira.  Costume Design by Allan Sloane.  Film Editing by George Tomasini.  Academy Awards 1953. Inmates in a prisoner-of-war camp in World War II Germany…

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Lili (1953)

CHARLES WALTERS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1953.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Helen Deutsch, based on a story by Paul Gallico.  Cinematography by Robert H. Planck.  Produced by Edwin H. Knopf.  Music by Bronislau Kaper.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons, Paul Groesse.  Costume Design by Mary Ann Nyberg.  Film Editing by Ferris Webster.  Academy Awards 1953.  Cannes Film Festival 1953.  Golden Globe Awards 1953.   Leslie Caron is a…

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Kiss Me Kate (1953)

GEORGE SIDNEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1953.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Dorothy Kingsley, based on the musical book by Sam Spewack, Bella Spewack, and the play The Taming Of The Shrew by William Shakespeare.  Cinematography by Charles Rosher.  Produced by Jack Cummings.  Music by Saul Chaplin, Cole Porter.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons, Urie McCleary.  Costume Design by Walter Plunkett.  Film Editing by…

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Martin Luther (1953)

IRVING PICHEL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.   USA/West Germany, 1953.  RD-DR Productions, The Lutheran Church in America, Luther Filmgesellshaft, Louis De Rochemont Associates.  Screenplay by Theodore G. Tappert, Jaroslav Pelikan, researched and prepared for the screen by Allan Sloane, Lothar Wolff.  Cinematography by Joseph C. Brun.  Produced by Lothar Wolff.  Music by Mark Lothar.  Production Design by Paul Markwitz, Fritz Maurischat.  Costume…

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The Moon Is Blue (1953)

OTTO PREMINGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1953.  Otto Preminger Films.  Screenplay by F. Hugh Herbert, based on his play.  Cinematography by Ernest Laszlo.  Produced by F. Hugh Herbert, Otto Preminger.  Music by Herschel Burke Gilbert.  Production Design by Nicolai Remisoff.  Costume Design by Don Loper.  Film Editing by Ronald Sinclair.  Academy Awards 1953.  Golden Globe Awards 1953. A pretty girl spots a…

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