Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (1944)

MERVYN LeROY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1944.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Dalton Trumbo, based on the book by Ted W. Lawson, Robert Considine.  Cinematography by Harold Rosson, Robert Surtees.  Produced by Sam Zimbalist.  Music by Herbert Stothart.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons, Paul Groesse.  Costume Design by Irene.  Film Editing by Frank Sullivan.  … More Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (1944)

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The Great Caruso (1951)

RICHARD THORPE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1951.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Sonya Levien, William Ludwig, suggested by the biography of Enrico Caruso by Dorothy Caruso.  Cinematography by Joseph Ruttenberg.  Produced by Joe Pasternak.  Music by Johnny Green, Peter Herman Adler.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons, Gabriel Scognamillo.  Costume Design by Helen Rose, Gile Steele.  Film Editing by Gene Ruggiero.  Academy Awards 1951.   … More The Great Caruso (1951)

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Lassie Come Home

BBBB (out of 5) It’s nice to know that decades of movies about children befriending animals began with a few great ones, since it would take a very cold heart to not be won over by The Yearling, National Velvet and this first adaptation of Eric Knight’s beloved collie.  Lassie is the best friend to an adorable Roddy McDowall, whose … More Lassie Come Home

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Moonfleet (1955)

FRITZ LANG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1955.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Jan Lustig, Margaret Fitts, based on the novel by J. Meade Falkner.  Cinematography by Robert H. Planck.  Produced by John Houseman.  Music by Miklos Rozsa.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons, Hans Peters.  Costume Design by Walter Plunkett.  Film Editing by Albert Akst. Having recently lost his mother, young and innocent Jon Whiteley follows her last spoken … More Moonfleet (1955)

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The Sword In The Stone

BBB.5 (out of 5) Animated adventure that tells the Disneyfied version of the legend of King Arthur, concentrating mostly on his boyhood life as a squire and his tutelage under the magical guidance of the wizard Merlin, before the mythical moment when he removes the sword Excalibur from the stone that houses it. It concerns itself … More The Sword In The Stone

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The Uninvited

BBBB (out of 5) Ray Milland and Ruth Hussey are siblings who decide to buy an abandoned mansion at the top of a hill in an English village, completely unaware of its miserable history.  The man they buy the house from (Donald Crisp) is more than willing to let it go, while his daughter (Gail Russell) longs … More The Uninvited

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Johnny Belinda

BBB.5 (out of 5) Jane Wyman won an Academy Award for her sensitive portrayal of a deaf-mute woman in Nova Scotia who bears a child after being raped by a local bad guy. At first her shocked family think that she has behaved improperly, but when they learn the truth they decide to support her as … More Johnny Belinda

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