Lust In The Dust (1984)

PAUL BARTEL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1984.  Fox Run Productions Inc..    Screenplay by Philip John Taylor.   Cinematography by Paul Lohmann.   Produced by Allan Glaser, Tab Hunter.   Music by Peter Matz.   Production Design by Walter Pickette.   Costume Design by Dona Granata.   Film Editing by Alan Toomayan.  The title, taken from the humorous…

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Julia Misbehaves (1948)

JACK CONWAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 1948.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by William Ludwig, Harry Ruskin, Arthur Wimperis, adaptation by Gina Kaus, Monckton Hoffe, based on a novel by Margery Sharp.  Cinematography by Joseph Ruttenberg.  Produced by Everett Riskin.  Music by Adolph Deutsch.  Production Design by Daniel B. Cathcart, Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Irene.  Film Editing by John D. Dunning.   Positively delightful,…

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Always Goodbye (1938)

SIDNEY LANFIELD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1938.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Story by Douglas Z. Doty, Gilbert Emery, Screenplay by Kathryn Scola, Edith Skouras. Cinematography by Robert H. Planck.  Produced by Darryl F. Zanuck.  Music by Cyril J. Mockridge.  Production Design by Bernard Herzbrun, Hans Peters.  Costume Design by Royer.  Film Editing by Robert L. Simpson. Barbara Stanwyck brings her usual fiery intensity…

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Happy Go Lovely (1951)

H. BRUCE HUMBERSTONE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  United Kingdom, 1951.  Associated British Picture Corporation, Marcel Hellman Productions.  Screenplay by Val Guest, based on a film story by Friedrich Dammann, Herbert Rosenfeld.  Cinematography by Erwin Hillier.  Produced by Marcel Hellman.  Music by Mischa Spoliansky.  Production Design by John Howell.  Costume Design by Anna Duse.  Film Editing by Bert Bates. Minor British…

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Love Before Breakfast (1936)

WALTER LANG Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB USA, 1936.  Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Herbert Fields, from the novel Spinster Dinner by Faith Baldwin.  Cinematography by Ted Tetzlaff.  Produced by Edmund Grainger.  Music by Franz Waxman.  Production Design by Albert S. D’Agostino.  Costume Design by Travis Banton, Brymer.  Film Editing by Maurice Wright.   Carole Lombard is engaged to a boring fuddy-duddy but keeps finding…

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Donovan’s Reef (1963)

JOHN FORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   USA, 1963.  Paramount Pictures, John Ford Productions.  Story by Edmund Beloin, Screenplay by Frank S. Nugent, James Edward Grant.  Cinematography by William H. Clothier.  Produced by John Ford.  Music by Cyril J. Mockridge.  Production Design by Eddie Imazu, Hal Pereira.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Otho Lovering.   Lighthearted romp that shows the great John…

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Wee Willie Winkie (1937)

JOHN FORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 1937.  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.  Screenplay by Ernest Pascal, Julien Josephson, based on the story by Rudyard Kipling.  Cinematography by Arthur C. Miller.  Produced by Darryl F. Zanuck.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production Design by William S. Darling, David S. Hall.  Costume Design by Gwen Wakeling.  Film Editing by Walter Thompson.  Academy Awards 1937.   Shirley Temple…

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The Devil Is A Woman (1935)

JOSEF VON STERNBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1935.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by John Dos Passos, Sam Winston, David Hertz, Oran Schee, based on the novel La Femme et le Pantin by Pierre Louys.  Cinematography by Josef von Sternberg.  Produced by Josef von Sternberg.  Music by John Leipold, Heinz Roemheld.  Production Design by Hans Dreier, Josef von Sternberg.  Costume Design…

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The Thin Man (1934)

W.S. VAN DYKE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB USA, 1934.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, based on the novel by Dashiell Hammett.  Cinematography by James Wong Howe.  Produced by Hunt Stromberg.  Music by William Axt.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Dolly Tree.  Film Editing by Robert Kern.  Academy Awards 1934. The detective thriller had a highly successful kick into…

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Around The World In 80 Days (1956)

MICHAEL ANDERSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1956.  Michael Todd Company.  Screenplay by James Poe, John Farrow, S.J. Perelman, based on the book by Jules Verne.  Cinematography by Lionel Lindon.  Produced by Michael Todd.  Music by Victor Young.  Production Design by Ken Adam.  Costume Design by Miles White.  Film Editing by Howard Epstein, Gene Ruggiero.  Academy Awards 1956.  Golden Globe Awards 1956.  New York…

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