The House of Rothschild (1934)

ALFRED L. WERKER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.    USA, 1934.  20th Century Pictures.   Screenplay by Nunnally Johnson, based on a play by George Hembert Westley. Cinematography by J. Peverell Marley. Produced by Darryl F. Zanuck. Music by Alfred Newman. Production Design by Richard Day. Costume Design by Gwen Wakeling. Film Editing by Barbara McLean,…

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David And Bathsheba (1951)

HENRY KING Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1951.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Philip Dunne.  Cinematography by Leon Shamroy.  Produced by Darryl F. Zanuck.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production Design by George W. Davis, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Edward Stevenson.  Film Editing by Barbara McLean. King David, played in some pretty…

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Hello, Frisco, Hello (1943)

H. BRUCE HUMBERSTONE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 1943.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Robert Ellis, Helen Logan, Richard Macaulay.  Cinematography by Charles G. Clarke, Allen M. Davey.  Produced by Milton Sperling.  Music by David Buttolph.  Production Design by James Basevi, Boris Leven.  Costume Design by Helen Rose.  Film Editing by Barbara McLean….

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Wilson (1944)

HENRY KING Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1944.  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.  Screenplay by Lamar Trotti.  Cinematography by Leon Shamroy, Ernest Palmer.  Produced by Darryl F. Zanuck.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production Design by James Basevi, Wiard Ihnen.  Costume Design by Rene Hubert.  Film Editing by Barbara McLean.   Fox head Darryl F. Zanuck really put his back into the studio’s prestige…

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In Old Chicago (1937)

HENRY KING Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 1937.  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Darryl F. Zanuck Productions.  Story by Niven Busch, Screenplay by Lamar Trotti, Sonya Levien.  Cinematography by J. Peverell Marley.  Produced by Darryl F. Zanuck.  Music by Cyril J. Mockridge.  Production Design by William S. Darling, Rudolph Sternad.  Costume Design by Royer.  Film Editing by Barbara McLean.  The old tale…

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The Robe (1953)

HENRY KOSTER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1953.  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.  Screenplay by Albert Maltz, Philip Dunne, adaptation by Gina Kaus, based on the novel by Lloyd C. Douglas.  Cinematography by Leon Shamroy.  Produced by Frank Ross.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production Design by George W. Davis, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Emile Santiago.  Film Editing by Barbara McLean.  …

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Nightmare Alley (1947)

EDMUND GOULDING Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 1947.  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.  Screenplay by Jules Furthman, based on the novel by William Lindsay Gresham.  Cinematography by Lee Garmes.  Produced by George Jessel.  Music by  Cyril J. Mockridge.  Production Design by J. Russell Spencer, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Bonnie Cashin.  Film Editing by  Barbara McLean.   Tyrone Power plays the member of a…

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The Song Of Bernadette (1943)

HENRY KING Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1943.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by George Seaton, based on the novel by Franz Werfel.  Cinematography by Arthur C. Miller.  Produced by William Perlberg.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production Design by James Basevi, William S. Darling.  Costume Design by Rene Hubert.  Film Editing by Barbara McLean.   This adaptation of the novel by Franz Werfel…

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Coquette (1929)

SAM TAYLOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1929.  Pickford Corporation.  Adaptation by John Grey, Allen McNeil, Dialogue by Sam Taylor, based on the stage production by George Abbott, Ann Preston Bridgers.  Cinematography by Karl Struss.  Produced by Mary Pickford, Sam Taylor.  Production Design by William Cameron Menzies.  Costume Design by Howard Greer.  Film Editing by Barbara McLean.   Ridiculous drama that earned…

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Alexander’s Ragtime Band (1938)

HENRY KING Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   USA, 1938.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Kathryn Scola, Lamar Trotti, adaptation by Richard Sherman.  Cinematography by J. Peverell Marley.  Produced by Harry Joe Brown.  Music by Irving Berlin, Alfred Newman. Production Design by Bernard Herzbrun, Boris Leven.  Costume Design by Gwen Wakeling.  Film Editing by Barbara McLean.   Fantastic Irving Berlin musical features over two…

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Twelve O’Clock High (1949)

HENRY KING Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 1949.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Sy Bartlett, Beirne Lay Jr., based on the novel by Sy Bartlett, Beirne Lay Jr..  Cinematography by Leon Shamroy.  Produced by Darryl F. Zanuck.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production Design by Maurice Ransford, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Sam Benson.  Film Editing by Barbara McLean.   Gregory Peck becomes the…

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Niagara (1953)

HENRY HATHAWAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1953. Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. Screenplay by Charles Brackett, Walter Reisch, Richard L. Breen. Cinematography by Joseph MacDonald. Produced by Charles Brackett. Music by Sol Kaplan. Production Design by Maurice Ransford, Lyle R. Wheeler. Costume Design by Dorothy Jeakins. Film Editing by Barbara McLean. Other than Don’t Bother To Knock,…

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