My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

This Is The Army (1943)

MICHAEL CURTIZ Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1943.  Warner Bros.  Screenplay by Casey Robinson, Claude Binyon, based on the plays Yip Yip Yaphank and This Is The Army by … Continue reading

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November 5, 2019 · Leave a comment

Imitation of Life (1934)

JOHN M. STAHL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1934.  Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by William Hurlbut, based on the novel by Fannie Hurst.  Cinematography by Merritt B. Gerstad.  Produced by Carl Laemmle Jr..  Music by Heinz … Continue reading

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November 29, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Man In The Iron Mask (1939)

JAMES WHALE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1939.  Edward Small Productions.  Screenplay by George Bruce, based on the novel by Alexandre Dumas pere.  Cinematography by Robert H. Planck.  Produced by Edward Small.  Music by … Continue reading

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January 8, 2017 · Leave a comment

Stella Dallas

BBB.5 (out of 5) Perennial twelve-hankie weeper stars Barbara Stanwyck as a low-class factory worker’s daughter who gets in the family way thanks to a rich gentleman and marries him to … Continue reading

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August 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Prince And The Pauper

BBB.5 (out of 5) Adorable adventure features a remarkable sense of time and place, the kind of period film that Warner Bros. excelled at in the late thirties and forties. … Continue reading

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July 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Hollywood Canteen (1944)

DELMER DAVES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1944.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Delmer Daves.  Cinematography by Bert Glennon.  Produced by Alex Gottlieb.  Music by Leo F. Forbstein, Ray Heindorf.  Production Design by Leo K. … Continue reading

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July 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Adventures Of Robin Hood (1938)

MICHAEL CURTIZ, WILLIAM KEIGHLEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBBB.  USA, 1938.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Norman Reilly Raine, Seton I. Miller, based upon ancient Robin Hood legends. Cinematography by Tony … Continue reading

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July 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Santa Fe Trail (1940)

MICHAEL CURTIZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1940.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Robert Buckner.  Cinematography by Sol Polito.  Produced by Hal B. Wallis.  Music by Max Steiner.  Production Design by Errol Flynn, John Hughes.  Costume Design … Continue reading

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July 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Sea Hawk (1940)

MICHAEL CURTIZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1940.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Howard Koch, Seton I. Miller.  Cinematography by Sol Polito.  Produced by Hal B. Wallis.  Music by Erich Wolfgang Korngold.  Production Design by Anton … Continue reading

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July 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Private Lives Of Elizabeth And Essex (Essex And Elizabeth)

BBBB.5 (out of 5) The volatile love affair between Queen Elizabeth I and Robert Earl of Essex in 16th-century England is the main focus of this fascinating and gorgeously shot … Continue reading

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July 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Of Human Bondage (1934)

JOHN CROMWELL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1934.  RKO Radio Pictures.  Screenplay by Lester Cohen, based on the novel by W. Somerset Maugham.  Cinematography by Henry W. Gerrard.  Produced by Pandro S. … Continue reading

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July 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

It Happened One Night (1934)

FRANK CAPRA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1934.  Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by Robert Riskin, from a short story by Samuel Hopkins Adams.  Cinematography by Joseph Walker.  Produced by Frank Capra.  Music … Continue reading

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June 14, 2013 · Leave a comment