My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

I Wanted Wings (1941)

MITCHELL LEISEN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 1941.  Paramount Pictures.  Story by Eleanore Griffin, Frank Wead, Screenplay by Richard Maibaum, Beirne Lay Jr., Sig Herzig, based on the … Continue reading

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April 4, 2019 · Leave a comment

The Major And The Minor (1942)

BILLY WILDER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1942.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder, suggested by a play by Edward Childs Carpenter, from a story by Fanny Kilbourne.  Cinematography by Leo … Continue reading

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November 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

Witness For The Prosecution (1957)

BILLY WILDER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  USA, 1957.  Edward Small Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Billy Wilder, Harry Kurnitz, Adaptation by Lawrence B. Marcus, based on the play by Agatha Christie.  Cinematography by Russell … Continue reading

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February 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Conspirator (1949)

VICTOR SAVILLE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom, 1949.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Sally Benson, adaptation by Sally Benson, Gerard Fairlie, based on the novel by Humphrey Slater.  Cinematography by Freddie Young.  Produced by Arthur … Continue reading

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January 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

Midnight (1939)

MITCHELL LEISEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1939.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder, based on a story by Edwin Justus Mayer, Franz Schulz.  Cinematography by Charles Lang.  Produced by Arthur Hornblow … Continue reading

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November 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Swing High, Swing Low (1937)

MITCHELL LEISEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1937.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Virginia Van Upp, Oscar Hammerstein II, based on a play by George Manker Watters, Arthur Hopkins.  Cinematography by Ted Tetzlaff.  Produced by Arthur … Continue reading

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November 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Princess Comes Across (1936)

WILLIAM K. HOWARD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1936.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Walter DeLeon, Francis Martin, Don Hartman, Frank Butler, based on a story by Philip MacDonald, from the novel by … Continue reading

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October 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Oklahoma! (1955)

FRED ZINNEMANN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1955.  Magna Theatre Corporation, Rodgers & Hammerstein Productions.  Screenplay by Sonya Levien, William Ludwig, based on the musical play by Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein … Continue reading

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August 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Ruggles Of Red Gap (1935)

LEO MCCAREY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1935.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Walter DeLeon, Harlan Thompson, adaptation by Humphrey Pearson, based on the novel by Harry Leon Wilson.  Cinematography by Alfred … Continue reading

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August 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Asphalt Jungle (1950)

JOHN HUSTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1950.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Ben Maddow, John Huston, based on the novel by W.R. Burnett.  Cinematography by Harold Rosson.  Produced by Arthur Hornblow Jr..  Music … Continue reading

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July 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Gaslight (1944)

GEORGE CUKOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1944.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by John Van Druten, Walter Reisch, John L. Balderston,  based on the play Angel Street by Patrick Hamilton.  Cinematography by Joseph … Continue reading

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July 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Hucksters

BB (out of 5) Clark Gable looks tired in this humdrum melodrama, which marks the major American debut of the stunning Deborah Kerr.  He plays an advertising executive (or ‘Huckster’, as … Continue reading

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June 28, 2013 · Leave a comment