One Foot In Heaven (1941)

IRVING RAPPER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 1941.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Casey Robinson, based on the book by Hartzell Spence.  Cinematography by Charles Rosher.  Produced by Irving Rapper.  Music by Max Steiner.  Production Design by Carl Jules Weyl.  Costume Design by Milo Anderson.  Film Editing by Warren Low. In early twentieth-century Stratford,…

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Watch On the Rhine (1943)

HERMAN SHUMLIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1943.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Dashiell Hammett, additional scenes and dialogue by Lillian Hellman, based on her play.  Cinematography by Merritt B. Gerstad, Hal Mohr.  Produced by Hal B. Wallis.  Music by Max Steiner.  Production Design by Carl Jules Weyl.  Costume Design by Orry-Kelly.  Film Editing by Rudi Fehr.   Lillian Hellman’s play is adapted to…

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The Corn Is Green (1945)

IRVING RAPPER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 1945.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Frank Cavett, Casey Robinson, based on the play by Emlyn Williams.  Cinematography by Sol Polito.  Produced by Jack Chertok.  Music by Max Steiner.  Production Design by Carl Jules Weyl.  Costume Design by Orry-Kelly.  Film Editing by Frederick Richards.   This fully vibrant adaptation of Emlyn Williams’ successful stage play is at…

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The Big Sleep (1946)

HOWARD HAWKS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1946.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by William Faulkner, Leigh Brackett, Jules Furthman, based on the novel by Raymond Chandler. Cinematography by Sidney Hickox.  Produced by Howard Hawks.  Music by Max Steiner. Production Design by Carl Jules Weyl.  Costume Design by Leah Rhodes.  Film Editing by Christian Nyby.   My favourite film noir featuring Humphrey Bogart as a…

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The Great Lie (1941)

EDMUND GOULDING Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   USA, 1941.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Lenore J. Coffee, based on the novel The Far Horizon by Polan Banks.  Cinematography by Tony Gaudio.  Produced by Hal B. Wallis.  Music by Max Steiner.  Production Design by Carl Jules Weyl.  Costume Design by Orry-Kelly.  Film Editing by Ralph Dawson.   When Mary Astor and George Brent elope, they find out their…

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The Letter (1940)

WILLIAM WYLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   USA, 1940.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Howard Koch, based on the story by W. Somerset Maugham.  Cinematography by Tony Gaudio.  Produced by Robert Lord.  Music by Max Steiner.  Production Design by Carl Jules Weyl.  Costume Design by Orry-Kelly.  Film Editing by George Amy, Warren Low.   In the exotic jungles of Malaya, Bette Davis is the wife of a rubber plantation…

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All This, and Heaven Too (1940)

ANATOLE LITVAK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1940.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Casey Robinson, based on the novel by Rachel Field.  Cinematography by Ernest Haller.  Produced by Anatole Litvak.  Music by Max Steiner.  Production Design by Carl Jules Weyl.  Costume Design by Orry-Kelly.  Film Editing by Warren Low.   Terrific costume drama is one of the best films Bette Davis made at Warner Bros. during…

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The Adventures Of Robin Hood (1938)

MICHAEL CURTIZ, WILLIAM KEIGHLEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBBB.  USA, 1938.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Norman Reilly Raine, Seton I. Miller, based upon ancient Robin Hood legends. Cinematography by Tony Gaudio, Sol Polito.  Produced by Henry Blanke.  Music by Erich Wolfgang Korngold.  Production Design by Carl Jules Weyl.  Costume Design by Milo Anderson.  Film Editing by Ralph Dawson.   It’s hard…

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Casablanca (1942)

MICHAEL CURTIZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1942.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein, Howard Koch, based on the play Everybody Comes To Rick’s by Murray Burnett, Joan Alison.  Cinematography by Arthur Edeson.  Produced by Hal B. Wallis.  Music by Max Steiner.  Production Design by Carl Jules Weyl.  Costume Design by Orry-Kelly.  Film Editing by Owen Marks. Here’s another one of…

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Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)

MICHAEL CURTIZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1942.  Warner Bros..  Story by Robert Buckner, Screenplay by Robert Buckner, Edmund Joseph.  Cinematography by James Wong Howe.  Produced by Hal B. Wallis, Jack L. Warner.  Music by George M. Cohan, Ray Heindorf, Heinz Roemheld.  Production Design by Carl Jules Weyl.  Costume Design by Milo Anderson.  Film Editing by George Amy.   James Cagney just can’t keep…

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