Susan Slept Here (1954)

FRANK TASHLIN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.    USA, 1954.  Harriet Parsons Productions.   Screenplay by Alex Gottlieb, based on the play by Steve Fisher, Alex Gottlieb.  Cinematography by Nicholas Musuraca.  Produced by Harriet Parsons.  Music by Leigh Harline.  Production Design by Carroll Clark, Albert S. D’Agostino.  Costume Design by Michael Woulfe.  Film Editing by…

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The Happiest Millionaire (1967)

NORMAN TOKAR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.    USA, 1967.  Walt Disney Productions.  Screenplay by AJ Carothers, based on the play by Kyle Crichton and the book by Cordelia Drexel Biddle and Kyle Crichton.  Cinematography by Edward Colman.  Produced by Walt Disney.  Music by Jack Elliott, Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman.  Production Design…

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The Parent Trap (1961)

DAVID SWIFT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1961.  Walt Disney Productions.  Screenplay by David Swift, based on the book Das Doppelte Lottchen by Erich Kastner.  Cinematography by Lucien Ballard.  Produced by Walt Disney.  Music by Paul J. Smith.  Production Design by Carroll Clark, Robert Clatworthy.  Costume Design by Bill Thomas.  Film Editing by Philip W. Anderson.   Disney could have found no better use for…

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Pollyanna (1960)

DAVID SWIFT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1960.  Walt Disney Productions.  Screenplay by David Swift, based on the novel by Eleanor H. Porter.  Cinematography by Russell Harlan.  Produced by Walt Disney.  Music by Paul J. Smith.  Production Design by Carroll Clark, Robert Clatworthy.  Costume Design by Walter Plunkett.  Film Editing by Frank Gross.   A perennial family favourite, this delightful Disney film is about a…

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Mary Poppins (1964)

ROBERT STEVENSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1964.  Walt Disney Productions.  Screenplay by Bill Walsh, Don DaGradi, based on the books by P.L. Travers.  Cinematography by Edward Colman.  Produced by Walt Disney.  Music by Irwin Kostal.  Production Design by Carroll Clark, William H. Tuntke.  Costume Design by Bill Thomas, Tony Walton.  Film Editing by Cotton Warburton.  After so many years, this film hasn’t…

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The Most Dangerous Game (1932)

IRVING PICHEL, ERNEST B. SCHOEDSACK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   Alternate title:   Hounds of Zaroff USA, 1932.  RKO Radio Pictures, Radio Pictures.  Screenplay by James Ashmore Creelman, based on the story by Richard Connell.  Cinematography by Henry W. Gerrard.  Produced by David O. Selznick.  Music by Max Steiner.  Production Design by Carroll Clark.  Costume Design by Walter Plunkett.  Film Editing by Archie Marshek.  Podcast: …

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Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948)

H.C. POTTER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1948.  RKO Radio Pictures.  Screenplay by Norman Panama, Melvin Frank, based on the novel by Eric Hodgins.  Cinematography by James Wong Howe.  Produced by Melvin Frank, Norman Panama.  Music by Leigh Harline.  Production Design by Carroll Clark, Albert S. D’Agostino.  Costume Design by Robert Kalloch.  Film Editing by Harry Marker. Cary Grant is an absolute riot in this…

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The Bachelor And The Bobby-Soxer (1947)

IRVING REIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB. USA, 1947.  RKO Radio Pictures, Vanguard Films.  Original story and screenplay by Sidney Sheldon.  Cinematography by Robert De Grasse, Nicholas Musuraca.  Produced by Dore Schary.  Music by Leigh Harline.  Production Design by Carroll Clark, Albert S. D’Agostino.  Costume Design by Edward Stevenson.  Film Editing by Frederic Knudtson.   Witty but dated romantic comedy featuring a grown-up…

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Murder, My Sweet (1944)

EDWARD DMYTRYK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1944.  RKO Radio Pictures.  Screenplay by John Paxton, based on the novel by Raymond Chandler.  Cinematography by Harry J. Wild.  Produced by Adrian Scott.  Music by Roy Webb.  Production Design by Carroll Clark, Albert S. D’Agostino.  Costume Design by Edward Stevenson.  Film Editing by Joseph Noriega. Terrific adaptation of Raymond Chandler’s novel Farewell, My Lovely which…

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Of Human Bondage (1934)

JOHN CROMWELL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1934.  RKO Radio Pictures.  Screenplay by Lester Cohen, based on the novel by W. Somerset Maugham.  Cinematography by Henry W. Gerrard.  Produced by Pandro S. Berman.  Music by Max Steiner.  Production Design by Carroll Clark, Van Nest Polglase.  Costume Design by Walter Plunkett.  Film Editing by William Morgan.  Academy Awards 1934. Dramatic adaptation of F….

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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.   Ingrid Bergman plays the daughter of a…

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King Kong (1933)

MERIAN C. COOPER, ERNEST B. SCHOEDSACK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1933.  RKO Radio Pictures.  Screenplay by James Ashmore Creelman, Ruth Rose, from an idea conceived by Merian C. Cooper, Edgar Wallace.  Cinematography by Edward Linden, J.O. Taylor, Vernon L. Walker.  Produced by Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack.  Music by Max Steiner.  Production Design by Carroll Clark.  Costume Design…

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