Holiday (1938)

GEORGE CUKOR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 1938. Columbia Pictures. Screenplay by Donald Ogden Stewart, Sidney Buchman, based on the play by Philip Barry. Cinematography by Franz Planer. Produced by Everett Riskin. Music by Sidney Cutner. Production Design by Stephen Goosson. Costume Design by Robert Kalloch. Film Editing by Al Clark, Otto Meyer….

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Swinging Safari (2018)

STEPHAN ELLIOTT Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.  Australia, 2018.  See Pictures, Wildheart Films.  Screenplay by Stephan Elliott.   Cinematography by Brad Shield.   Produced by Al Clark, Jamie Hilton.  Music by Guy Gross.  Production Design by Colin Gibson.  Costume Design by Lizzy Gardiner.  Film Editing by Sue Blainey, Annette Davey, Laurie Hughes. Stephan Elliott looks back…

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Slightly French (1949)

DOUGLAS SIRK Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 1949.  Columbia Pictures.  Story by Herbert Fields, Screenplay by Karen DeWolf. Cinematography by Charles Lawton Jr..  Produced by Irving Starr. Music by George Duning. Production Design by Carl Anderson. Costume Design by Jean Louis.  Film Editing by Al Clark. Don Ameche is a tyrannical filmmaker who…

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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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Jubal (1956)

DELMER DAVES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1956.  Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by Russell S. Hughes, Delmer Daves, based on the novel by Paul Wellman.  Cinematography by Charles Lawton Jr..  Produced by William Fadiman.  Music by David Raksin.  Production Design by Carl Anderson.  Costume Design by Jean Louis.  Film Editing by Al Clark. Glenn Ford shows up near death on a sprawling ranch…

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All The King’s Men (1949)

ROBERT ROSSEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1949.  Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by Robert Rossen, based on the novel by Robert Penn Warren.  Cinematography by Burnett Guffey.  Produced by Robert Rossen.  Music by Louis Gruenberg.  Production Design by Sturges Carne.  Costume Design by Jean Louis.  Film Editing by Al Clark.  Academy Awards 1949.  Golden Globe Awards 1949.   Based on Robert Penn Warren’s novel, this thinly disguised…

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The Awful Truth (1937)

LEO MCCAREY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1937.  Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by Vina Delmar, based on a play by Arthur Richman. Cinematography by Joseph Walker.  Produced by Leo McCarey.  Music by Morris Stoloff.  Production Design by Lionel Banks, Stephen Goosson.  Costume Design by Robert Kalloch.  Film Editing by Al Clark.  Academy Awards 1937.   Comedy masterpiece by Leo McCarey that is probably his…

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Eye Of The Beholder

BB (out of 5) Incomprehensible thriller that has stylish moments but for the most part is just too silly for words. Ashley Judd is terrific as a psychopathic killer who is being stalked by an obsessed Ewan McGregor. First he wants to catch her, but soon finds himself falling in love with her and tries…

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The Adventures Of Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert

BBBB (out of 5) Lizzy Gardiner and Tim Chappel’s costume designs are the real stars of this hilarious Australian comedy that dares you to change the way you live, love and dress. Terence Stamp, Hugo Weaving and Guy Pearce all give terrific performance as three drag queens travelling across the Australian continental desert in a faulty bus…

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Mr. Smith Goes To Washington (1939)

FRANK CAPRA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1939.  Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Story by Lewis R. Foster, Screenplay by Sidney Buchman.  Cinematography by Joseph Walker.  Produced by Frank Capra.  Music by Dimitri Tiomkin.  Production Design by Lionel Banks.  ostume Design by Robert Kalloch.  Film Editing by Al Clark, Gene Havlick.  Academy Awards 1939. Frank Capra feel-good Americana about a pure-hearted boy-scout leader…

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