My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Show Boat (1936)

JAMES WHALE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1936.  Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Oscar Hammerstein II, based on his stage play adapted from the novel by Edna Ferber.  Cinematography by John J. Mescall.  Produced by … Continue reading

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December 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

Baby Face (1933)

ALFRED E. GREEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1933.  Warner Bros.. Story by Darryl F. Zanuck, Screenplay by Gene Markey, Kathryn Scola.  Cinematography by James Van Trees.  Produced by William LeBaron.  Production Design … Continue reading

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February 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Island Of Lost Souls

BBBB (out of 5) Made around the time that exotic horror adventures were extremely popular (The Most Dangerous Game, King Kong), this one features a level of sadism that makes … Continue reading

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October 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Hunchback Of Notre Dame (1939)

BBBBB (out of 5) Richly enjoyable, thoroughly satisfying drama based on the novel by Victor Hugo.  Charles Laughton is the misshapen denizen of the titular cathedral who inspires horror and … Continue reading

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July 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Sign Of The Cross (1932)

CECIL B. DeMILLE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1932.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Waldemar Young, Sidney Buchman, from the play by Wilson Barrett, and the novel Quo Vadis by Henryk Sienkiewicz.  Cinematography … Continue reading

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July 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Cleopatra (1934)

CECIL B. DeMILLE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1934.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Waldemar Young, Vincent Lawrence, based on the adaptation of historical material by Bartlett Cormack.  Cinematography by Victor … Continue reading

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July 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

You Can’t Cheat An Honest Man (1939)

GEORGE MARSHALL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 1939.  Universal Pictures.  Story by W.C. Fields, Screenplay by George Marion Jr., Richard Mack, Everett Freeman.  Cinematography by Milton R. Krasner.  Produced by Lester Cowan.  Music by … Continue reading

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June 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Monsieur Verdoux (1947)

CHARLES CHAPLIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1947.  Charles Chaplin Productions.  Screenplay by Charles Chaplin, based on an idea by Orson Welles.  Cinematography by Roland Totheroh.  Produced by Charles Chaplin.  Music by Charles Chaplin.  Production … Continue reading

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June 17, 2013 · Leave a comment