Sergeant Rutledge (1960)

JOHN FORD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 1960. Warner Bros., John Ford Productions. Screenplay by James Warner Bellah, Willis Goldbeck, based on the novel by James Warner Bellah. Cinematography by Bert Glennon. Produced by Patrick Ford, Willis Goldbeck. Music by Howard Jackson. Production Design by Eddie Imazu. Costume Design by Marjorie Best. Film…

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Our Town (1940)

SAM WOOD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 1940.  Sol Lesser Productions.  Screenplay by Thornton Wilder, Frank Craven, Harry Chandlee, based on the play by Thornton Wilder.  Cinematography by Bert Glennon.  Produced by Sol Lesser.  Music by Aaron Copland.  Production Design by William Cameron Menzies.  Costume Design by Edward P. Lambert.  Film Editing by…

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This Is The Army (1943)

MICHAEL CURTIZ Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1943.  Warner Bros.  Screenplay by Casey Robinson, Claude Binyon, based on the plays Yip Yip Yaphank and This Is The Army by Irving Berlin.  Cinematography by Bert Glennon, Sol Polito.  Produced by Hal B. Wallis, Jack L. Warner.   Music by Leo F. Forbstein.  Production Design by John…

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The Hurricane (1937)

JOHN FORD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB. USA, 1937.  The Samuel Goldwyn Company.  Screenplay by Dudley Nichols, adaptation by Oliver H.P. Garrett, based on the novel by Charles Nordhoff, James Norman Hall.  Cinematography by Bert Glennon.  Produced by Samuel Goldwyn.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production Design by Richard Day.  Costume Design by Omar Kiam.  Film Editing by Lloyd Nosler.  This excellent John…

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The Last Command (1928)

JOSEF VON STERNBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1928.  Paramount Pictures.  Story by Lajos Biro, Josef von Sternberg, titles by Herman J. Mankiewicz,written by John F. Goodrich.  Cinematography by Bert Glennon.  Produced by Jesse L. Lasky, Adolph Zukor.  Music by Robert Israel.  Production Design by Hans Dreier.  Costume Design by Travis Banton.  Film Editing by William Shea.   An aging movie extra…

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Underworld (1927)

JOSEF VON STERNBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1927.  Paramount Pictures.  Story by Ben Hecht, titles by George Marion Jr., adaptation by Robert N. Lee, Charles Furthman.  Cinematography by Bert Glennon.  Music by Robert Israel.  Costume Design by Travis Banton.  Film Editing by E. Lloyd Sheldon.  This excellent, beautifully shot drama is considered the film that sparked the craze…

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Young Mr. Lincoln (1939)

JOHN FORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   USA, 1939.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Lamar Trotti.  Cinematography by Bert Glennon.  Produced by Darryl F. Zanuck.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production Design by Richard Day, Mark-Lee Kirk.  Costume Design by Royer.  Film Editing by Walter Thompson.  Academy Awards 1939.   Henry Fonda is perfectly cast (with an impressive prosthetic nose) as Honest Abe, with John Ford’s sturdy direction telling…

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Operation Pacific (1951)

GEORGE WAGGNER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1951.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by George Waggner.  Cinematography by Bert Glennon.  Produced by Louis F. Edelman.  Music by Max Steiner.  Production Design by Leo K. Kuter.  Film Editing by Alan Crosland Jr..   Shameless war propaganda that isn’t without its merits.  John Wayne is excellent as a submarine officer whose vessel is trying to perfect the launching…

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Copacabana (1947)

ALFRED E. GREEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1947.  Beacon Productions.  Story by Laszlo Vadnay, Screenplay by Laszlo Vadnay, Howard Harris, Allen Boretz, additional dialogue by Sydney Zelinka.  Cinematography by Bert Glennon.  Produced by Sam Coslow.  Music by Edward Ward.  Production Design by Duncan Cramer.  Costume Design by Barjansky.  Film Editing by Philip Cahn.  Carmen Miranda and Groucho Marx work at the famous…

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Stagecoach (1939)

JOHN FORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   USA, 1939.  Walter Wanger Productions.  Screenplay by Dudley Nichols, based on the story by Ernest Haycox.  Cinematography by Bert Glennon.  Produced by John Ford.  Music by Gerard Carbonara.  Production Design by Alexander Toluboff.  Costume Design by Walter Plunkett.  Film Editing by Otho Lovering, Dorothy Spencer.  Academy Awards 1939.   The western that started it all; certainly the genre was already well…

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Hollywood Canteen (1944)

DELMER DAVES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1944.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Delmer Daves.  Cinematography by Bert Glennon.  Produced by Alex Gottlieb.  Music by Leo F. Forbstein, Ray Heindorf.  Production Design by Leo K. Kuter.  Costume Design by Milo Anderson.  Film Editing by Christian Nyby.  Academy Awards 1944. War propaganda has never been as shameless as in this endless bore. The film…

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The Scarlet Empress (1934)

JOSEF VON STERNBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1934.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Eleanor McGeary, Manuel Komroff, based on the diary of Catherine II.  Cinematography by Bert Glennon.  Produced by Josef von Sternberg.  Music by W. Franke Harling, John Leipold.  Production Design by Hans Dreier.  Costume Design by Travis Banton.  Film Editing by Josef von Sternberg, Sam Winston. The role of Catherine The Great…

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