The Stone Flower (1946)

ALEKSANDR PTUSHKO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  Original title: Kamennyy tsvetok USSR, 1946 .  Mosfilm.   Screenplay by Pavel Bazhov, Ivan Keller.  Cinematography by Fyodor Provorov.   Music by Lev Shvarts.  Production Design by Aleksandr Ptushko.  Costume Design by Olga Kruchinina.   Film Editing by M. Kuzmina.  Cannes Film Festival 1946. Soviet producers draw homegrown audiences away…

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Caesar and Cleopatra (1945)

GABRIEL PASCAL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  United Kingdom, 1945.  Gabriel Pascal Productions, National Symphony Orchestra.  Screenplay by George Bernard Shaw, based on his play.  Cinematography by Jack Cardiff, Jack Hildyard, Robert Krasker, Freddie Young.  Produced by Gabriel Pascal.  Music by Georges Auric.  Production Design by John Bryan.  Costume Design by Oliver Messel.  Film Editing…

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Wonder Man (1945)

H. BRUCE HUMBERSTONE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 1945.  The Samuel Goldwyn Company.  Screenplay by Don Hartman, Melville Shavelson, Philip Rapp, adaptation by Jack Jevne, Eddie Moran, from a story by Arthur Sheekman.  Cinematography by Victor Milner, William E. Snyder.  Produced by Samuel Goldwyn.  Music by Ray Heindorf, Heinz Roemheld.  Production Design by…

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The Lost Weekend (1945)

BILLY WILDER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1945.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder, based on the novel by Charles R. Jackson.  Cinematography by John F. Seitz.  Produced by Charles Brackett.  Music by Miklos Rozsa.  Production Design by Hans Dreier, A. Earl Hedrick.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Doane Harrison.  Academy Awards 1945.  Cannes Film Festival 1946.  Golden…

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Gilda (1946)

CHARLES VIDOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1946.  Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Story by E.A. Ellington, Adaptation by Jo Eisinger, Screenplay by Marion Parsonnet.  Cinematography by Rudolph Mate.  Produced by Virginia Van Upp.  Music by Hugo Friedhofer.  Production Design by Stephen Goosson, Van Nest Polglase.  Costume Design by Jean Louis.  Film Editing by Charles Nelson.  Cannes Film Festival 1946. Rita Hayworth is married to controlling and…

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Torment (1944)

ALF SJOBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Hets Sweden, 1944.  Svensk Filmindustri.  Screenplay by Ingmar Bergman.  Cinematography by Martin Bodin.  Produced by Harald Molander, Victor Sjöström.  Music by Hilding Rosenberg.  Production Design by Arne Akermark.  Costume Design by Mimmi Tornqvist-Zedell.  Film Editing by Oscar Rosander.  Cannes Film Festival 1946.   Notable for being the first Ingmar Bergman script produced on film. A young student (an excellent…

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Open City (1945)

ROBERTO ROSSELLINI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Roma, Citta Aperta Italy, 1945.  Excelsa Film.  Story and Screenplay by Sergio Amidei, with collaboration by Federico Fellini, Roberto Rossellini, additional material by Alberto Consiglio.  Cinematography by Ubaldo Arata.  Produced by Giuseppe Amato, Ferruccio De Martino, Rod E. Geiger, Roberto Rossellini.  Music by Renzo Rossellini.  Production Design by Rosario Megna.  Film Editing by Eraldo Di…

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Brief Encounter (1945)

DAVID LEAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1945.  Cineguild.  Screenplay by Anthony Havelock-Allan, David Lean, Ronald Neame, based on the play Still Life by Noel Coward.  Cinematography by Robert Krasker.  Produced by Noel Coward.  Music by John Hollingsworth, Percival Mackey, Muir Mathieson.  Production Design by Lawrence P. Williams.  Film Editing by Jack Harris.  Academy Awards 1946.  Cannes Film Festival 1946. A…

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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 Ruttenberg.  Produced by Arthur Hornblow Jr..  Music by Bronislau Kaper.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Irene.  Film Editing by Ralph E. Winters.  Academy Awards 1944.  Cannes Film Festival 1946.  Golden…

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Anna And The King Of Siam (1946)

JOHN CROMWELL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1946.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Talbot Jennings, Sally Benson, based on the biography by Margaret Landon.  Cinematography by Arthur C. Miller.  Produced by Louis D. Lighton.  Music by Bernard Herrmann.  Production Design by William S. Darling, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Bonnie Cashin.  Film Editing by Harmon Jones.  Academy Awards 1946.  Cannes Film Festival 1946….

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Notorious (1946)

ALFRED HITCHCOCK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1946.  RKO Radio Pictures.  Screenplay by Ben Hecht, based on the story The Song Of The Dragon by John Taintor Foote.  Cinematography by Ted Tetzlaff.  Produced by Alfred Hitchcock.  Music by Roy Webb.  Production Design by Carroll Clark, Albert S. D’Agostino.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Theron Warth.  Academy Awards 1946.  Cannes Film Festival 1946.  …

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Make Mine Music (1946)

BOB CORMACK, CLYDE GERONIMI, JACK KINNEY, HAMILTON LUSKE, JOSHUA MEADOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1946.  Walt Disney Productions.  Story by Homer Brightman, Dick Huemer, Dick Kinney, John Walbridge, Tom Oreb, Dick Shaw, Eric Gurney, Sylvia Moberly-Holland, T. Hee, Erdman Penner, Dick Kelsey,James Bodrero, Roy Williams, Cap Palmer, Jesse Marsh, Erwin Graham.  Produced by Walt Disney.  Music by Eliot…

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