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.  …

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7 Faces Of Dr. Lao

BBB (out of 5) Cute family film stars Tony Randall in a multitude of roles that are brought to life through his gifted performance and William Tuttle’s excellent makeup. A quiet, peaceful turn-of-the-century town has its residents awoken to their true passions when a traveling circus show arrives and gives them spectacles as they’ve never seen…

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It’s A Wonderful Life

BBBBB (out of 5) Perennial Christmas classic that director Frank Capra’s name is most often attached to and that really is as good as its reputation would have it. James Stewart is a depressed husband and father on Christmas Eve who, thanks to all his personal and financial problems, wishes the world had been created…

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