Red Garters (1954)

GEORGE MARSHALL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1954.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Michael Fessier.  Cinematography by Arthur E. Arling.  Produced by Pat Duggan.  Music by Joseph J. Lilley.  Production Design by Roland Anderson, Hal Pereira.  Costume Design by Edith Head, Yvonne Wood.  Film Editing by Arthur P. Schmidt. This musical western tries to…

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Love Me Or Leave Me (1955)

CHARLES VIDOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1955.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Story by Daniel Fuchs, Screenplay by Daniel Fuchs, Isobel Lennart.  Cinematography by Arthur E. Arling.  Produced by Joe Pasternak.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons, Urie McCleary.  Costume Design by Helen Rose.  Film Editing by Ralph E. Winters.   Fictionalized biography of singer Ruth Etting makes for a very dark musical (for its time) and…

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Lover Come Back (1961)

DELBERT MANN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1961.   7 Pictures, Nob Hill Productions Inc., Arwin Productions.    Screenplay by Stanley Shapiro, Paul Henning.    Cinematography by Arthur E. Arling.   Produced by Martin Melcher, Stanley Shapiro.    Music by Frank De Vol.    Production Design by Robert Clatworthy, Alexander Golitzen.    Costume Design by Irene.    Film Editing by Marjorie Fowler.     After…

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Pillow Talk (1959)

MICHAEL GORDON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1959.  Arwin Productions.  Story by Russell Rouse, Clarence Greene, Screenplay by Stanley Shapiro, Maurice Richlin.  Cinematography by Arthur E. Arling.  Produced by Ross Hunter, Martin Melcher.  Music by Frank De Vol.  Production Design by Richard H. Riedel.  Costume Design by Bill Thomas.  Film Editing by Milton Carruth.   The first of three hugely successful romantic comedies starring Doris…

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Strait-Jacket (1964)

WILLIAM CASTLE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1964.  William Castle Productions.  Screenplay by Robert Bloch.    Cinematography by Arthur E. Arling.   Produced by William Castle.  Music by Van Alexander.  Production Design by Boris Leven.  Film Editing by Edwin H. Bryant.   Joan Crawford is a camp classic delight in this surprisingly engrossing psychodrama. As a young woman (played in flashbacks by Crawford…

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The Yearling (1946)

CLARENCE BROWN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1946.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Paul Osborn, based on the novel by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings.  Cinematography by Arthur E. Arling, Charles Rosher, Leonard Smith.  Produced by Sidney Franklin.  Music by Herbert Stothart.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons, Paul Groesse.  Costume Design by Valles.  Film Editing by Harold F. Kress.   Beautiful family film with a heartbreaking story. Claude…

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Call Me Mister (1951)

LLOYD BACON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1951.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Albert E. Lewin, Burt Styler, based on the musical revue by Harold Rome, Arnold M. Auerbach.  Cinematography by Arthur E. Arling.  Produced by Fred Kohlmar.  Music by Leigh Harline.  Production Design by Lyle R. Wheeler, Joseph C. Wright.  Costume Design by Charles Le Maire.  Film Editing by Louis R. Loeffler.   Throwback…

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