My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

The Joker Is Wild (1957)

CHARLES VIDOR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1957.  AMBL Productions.  Screenplay by Oscar Saul, based on the book by Art Cohn.  Cinematography by Daniel L. Fapp.  Produced by … Continue reading

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October 20, 2019 · Leave a comment

Designing Woman (1957)

VINCENTE MINNELLI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 1957.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by George Wells, from a story by Helen Rose.  Cinematography by John Alton.  Produced by Dore Schary.  Music … Continue reading

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September 27, 2019 · Leave a comment

The Enemy Below (1957)

DICK POWELL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1957.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Wendell Mayes, based on the novel by D.A. Rayner.  Cinematography by Harold Rosson.  Produced by … Continue reading

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April 12, 2019 · Leave a comment

A Hatful Of Rain (1957)

FRED ZINNEMANN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1957.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Michael V. Gazzo, Alfred Hayes, Carl Foreman, based on the play by Michael V. Gazzo.  Cinematography by Joseph … Continue reading

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February 19, 2019 · Leave a comment

The Spirit Of St. Louis (1957)

BILLY WILDER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1957.  Leland Hayward Productions, Warner Bros., Billy Wilder Productions.  Screenplay by Billy Wilder, Wendell Mayes, adaptation by Charles Lederer, based on the book by Charles … Continue reading

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March 16, 2018 · Leave a comment

Witness For The Prosecution (1957)

BILLY WILDER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  USA, 1957.  Edward Small Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Billy Wilder, Harry Kurnitz, Adaptation by Lawrence B. Marcus, based on the play by Agatha Christie.  Cinematography by Russell … Continue reading

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February 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Pal Joey

BB.5 (out of 5) Less than enjoyable mangling of the extremely popular Broadway show, with the writers making the main character, who’s supposed to be a total heel (played by … Continue reading

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January 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Peyton Place (1957)

MARK ROBSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1957.  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Jerry Wald Productions.  Screenplay by John Michael Hayes, based on the novel by Grace Metalious.  Cinematography by William C. Mellor.  Produced … Continue reading

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December 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Mother India

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Epic drama, often retold, that brought India its first Academy Award nomination for Best Foreign-Language Film. A family of poor farmers go through hardship and then … Continue reading

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October 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Three Faces Of Eve

BBB.5 (out of 5) Ignore the painfully cheesy commentary by the “expert medical opinion” in this film and you have an engrossing psychological drama. Joanne Woodward is electrifying as a young … Continue reading

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October 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Bridge On The River Kwai (1957)

DAVID LEAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1957.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Horizon Pictures.  Screenplay by Carl Foreman, Michael Wilson, based on the novel Le Pont de la Riviere … Continue reading

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September 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Sayonara

BBB (out of 5) This South Pacific war drama must have seemed fantastic upon its successful original release, but in the years since it has definitely gathered a little dust. … Continue reading

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August 25, 2013 · 1 Comment