The Stork Club (1945)

HAL WALKER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1945.  B.G. DeSylva Productions Inc..  Screenplay by Buddy G. DeSylva, Jack McGowan.  Cinematography by Charles Lang.  Produced by Buddy G. DeSylva.  Music by Robert Emmett Dolan.  Production Design by Hans Dreier, A. Earl Hedrick.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Gladys Carley. Betty Hutton is adorable as a coat check girl at the titular nightclub,…

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The Miracle Of Morgan’s Creek (1944)

PRESTON STURGES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1944.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Preston Sturges.  Cinematography by John F. Seitz.  Produced by Preston Sturges.  Music by Charles Bradshaw, Leo Shuken.  Production Design by Hans Dreier, Ernst Fegte.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Stuart Gilmore.   All-American gal Betty Hutton comes home from a party for departing GIs drunk as a skunk, unable to…

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The Perils Of Pauline (1947)

GEORGE MARSHALL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1947.  Paramount Pictures.  Story by P.J. Wolfson, Screenplay by P.J. Wolfson, Frank Butler.  Cinematography by Ray Rennahan.  Produced by Sol C. Siegel.  Music by Robert Emmett Dolan.  Production Design by Roland Anderson, Hans Dreier.  Costume Design by Waldo Angelo, Edith Head.  Film Editing by Arthur P. Schmidt.   Pearl White was a silent screen movie…

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Annie Get Your Gun (1950)

GEORGE SIDNEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1950. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.   Screenplay by Sidney Sheldon, based on the musical play by Dorothy Fields, Herbert Fields.    Cinematography by Charles Rosher.  Produced by Arthur Freed.  Music by Irving Berlin, Adolph Deutsch.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons, Paul Groesse.  Costume Design by Walter Plunkett, Helen Rose.  Film Editing by James E. Newcom.   Rousing film…

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The Greatest Show On Earth (1952)

CECIL B. DeMILLE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1952.  Paramount Pictures.  Story by Fredric M. Frank, Theodore St. John, Frank Cavett, Screenplay by Fredric M. Frank, Barre Lyndon, Theodore St. John.  Cinematography by George Barnes.  Produced by Cecil B. DeMille.  Music by Victor Young.  Production Design by Hal Pereira, Walter H. Tyler.  Costume Design by Edith Head, Dorothy Jeakins, Miles White.  Film Editing…

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That’s Entertainment Part II (1976)

GENE KELLY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  USA, 1976.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Narration by Leonard Gershe.  Produced by Saul Chaplin, Daniel Melnick.  Production Design by John DeCuir.  Costume Design by Filipo.  Film Editing by David Blewitt, David Bretherton, Bud Friedgen, Peter C. Johnson.   More greatest-hit clips from MGM’s vault, with the novelty wearing slightly thin but the material still entertaining. Hollywood veterans Gene…

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