My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

The Frogmen (1951)

LLOYD BACON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1951.  Twentieth Century Fox,.  Story by Oscar Millard, Screenplay by John Tucker Battle.  Cinematography by Norbert Brodine.  Produced by Samuel G. … Continue reading

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August 14, 2019 · Leave a comment

The Enemy Below (1957)

DICK POWELL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1957.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Wendell Mayes, based on the novel by D.A. Rayner.  Cinematography by Harold Rosson.  Produced by … Continue reading

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April 12, 2019 · Leave a comment

Kiss Of Death (1947)

HENRY HATHAWAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1947.  Twentieth Century Fox. Story by Eleazar Lipsky, Screenplay by Ben Hecht, Charles Lederer. Cinematography by Norbert Brodine. Produced by Fred Kohlmar. Music by David … Continue reading

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February 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?

BBBB (out of 5) The rise of consumer culture in post-war America and the increased obsession with celebrity that predominates the rest of the century are all predicted with perfect … Continue reading

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January 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Girl Can’t Help It

BBB.5 (out of 5) Tom Ewell is pressured by a gangster (Edmond O’Brien) to turn his blonde bombshell of a girlfriend (Jayne Mansfield) into a singing sensation. Ewell agrees to do … Continue reading

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January 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

Let’s Make It Legal

BB (out of 5) Claudette Colbert and Macdonald Carey are on the brink of divorce when Colbert’s old boyfriend (Zachary Scott) suddenly swings into town. Would this film even be remember if … Continue reading

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January 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

Woman’s World (1954)

JEAN NEGULESCO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 1954.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Claude Binyon, Russel Crouse, Howard Lindsay, Mary Loos, Richard Sale, from a story by Mona Williams.  Cinematography by Joseph … Continue reading

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November 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

With A Song In My Heart

BBBB (out of 5) Enormously enjoyable musical biopic of World World II songstress Jane Frohman. Frohman was on the rise in her exceptional recording career when an airplane accident injured … Continue reading

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October 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

Love Is A Many-Splendored Thing

BBB.5 (out of 5) Melodrama was hardly ever more purple than in this sudsy romance. William Holden plays a G.I. posted in Korea who meets a half-European, half-Asian woman (Jennifer … Continue reading

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October 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

All About Eve

BBBBB (out of 5) Here’s perfect writing if ever a movie ever had it. Bette Davis plays famous and established actress Margo Channing, a self-centred but vulnerable woman who is pursued … Continue reading

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September 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Razor’s Edge

BBBB (out of 5) Excellent drama adapted from W. Somerset Maugham’s novel.  Tyrone Power plays a wealthy socialite who abandons beautiful fiancee Gene Tierney to seek enlightenment in the far east. Having … Continue reading

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August 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

An Affair To Remember (1957)

LEO MCCAREY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1957.  Jerry Wald Productions.  Screenplay by Delmer Daves, Leo McCarey, Donald Ogden Stewart, from a story by Leo McCarey, Mildred Cram.  Cinematography by … Continue reading

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August 21, 2013 · Leave a comment