Lost Horizon (1973)

CHARLES JARROTT Bil’s rating (out of 5): B USA, 1973. Columbia Pictures, Ross Hunter Productions. Screenplay by Larry Kramer, based on the novel by James Hilton. Cinematography by Robert Surtees. Produced by Ross Hunter. Music by Burt Bacharach. Production Design by E. Preston Ames. Costume Design by Jean Louis. Film Editing by Maury Winetrobe.  Podcast:…

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Because You’re Mine (1952)

ALEXANDER HALL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1952.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Karl Tunberg, Leonard Spigelgass, based on the short film by Ruth Brooks Flippen, Sy Gomberg.  Cinematography by Joseph Ruttenberg.  Produced by Joe Pasternak.  Music by Johnny Green.  Production Design by William Ferrari, Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Helen Rose.  Film Editing by Albert Akst.   Mario Lanza plays (what else) a famous opera singer whose…

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Kiss Me Kate (1953)

GEORGE SIDNEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1953.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Dorothy Kingsley, based on the musical book by Sam Spewack, Bella Spewack, and the play The Taming Of The Shrew by William Shakespeare.  Cinematography by Charles Rosher.  Produced by Jack Cummings.  Music by Saul Chaplin, Cole Porter.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons, Urie McCleary.  Costume Design by Walter Plunkett.  Film Editing by…

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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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