Ride The Pink Horse (1947)

ROBERT MONTGOMERY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB . USA, 1947.  Universal International Pictures.  Screenplay by Ben Hecht, Charles Lederer, based on the novel by Dorothy B. Hughes. Cinematography by Russell Metty. Produced by Joan Harrison. Music by Frank Skinner. Production Design by Robert F. Boyle, Bernard Herzbrun. Costume Design by Yvonne Wood. Film Editing by…

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The Spirit Of St. Louis (1957)

BILLY WILDER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   USA, 1957.  Leland Hayward Productions, Warner Bros., Billy Wilder Productions.  Screenplay by Billy Wilder, Wendell Mayes, adaptation by Charles Lederer, based on the book by Charles A. Lindbergh.  Cinematography by Robert Burks, J. Peverell Marley.  Produced by Leland Hayward.  Music by Franz Waxman.  Production Design by Art Loel.  Costume Design by Jane Leonard, Vic Vallejo.  Film…

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Mutiny On The Bounty (1962)

LEWIS MILESTONE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1962.  Arcola Pictures.  Screenplay by Charles Lederer, based on the novel by Charles Nordhoff, James Norman Hall.  Cinematography by Robert Surtees.  Produced by Aaron Rosenberg.  Music by Bronislau Kaper.  Production Design by George W. Davis, J. McMillan Johnson.  Costume Design by Moss Mabry.  Film Editing by John McSweeney Jr..   The worst (and, by all accounts, least…

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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 Buttolph. Production Design by Leland Fuller, Lyle R. Wheeler. Costume Design by Charles Le Maire. Film Editing by J. Watson Webb Jr..  Victor Mature goes to…

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The Front Page (1931)

LEWIS MILESTONE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1931.  The Caddo Company.  Screenplay by Ben Hecht, Charles MacArthur, adaptation by Bartlett Cormack, additional dialogue by Charles Lederer.  Cinematography by Glen MacWilliams.  Produced by Howard Hughes, Lewis Milestone.  Production Design by Richard Day.  Film Editing by Duncan Mansfield.  Despite the technologically awkward aspects of this 1931 production that leave it horribly dated, this…

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Can-Can (1960)

WALTER LANG Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB USA, 1960.  Twentieth Century Fox, Suffolk-Cummings Productions.  Screenplay by Dorothy Kingsley, Charles Lederer, based on the musical comedy by Abe Burrows.  Cinematography by William H. Daniels.   Produced by Jack Cummings.   Music by Nelson Riddle.  Production Design by Jack Martin Smith, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Irene Sharaff.  Film Editing by Robert L….

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His Girl Friday (1940)

HOWARD HAWKS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1940.  Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by Charles Lederer, based on the play The Front Page by Ben Hecht, Charles MacArthur. Cinematography by Joseph Walker.  Produced by Howard Hawks.  Music by Sidney Cutner, Felix Mills.  Production Design by Lionel Banks.  Costume Design by Robert Kalloch.  Film Editing by Gene Havlick.   Howard Hawks remakes The Front Page with…

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The Thing From Another World (1951)

CHRISTIAN NYBY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1951.  RKO Radio Pictures, Winchester Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by Charles Lederer, based on the story Who Goes There by John W. Campbell Jr..  Cinematography by Russell Harlan.  Produced by Howard Hawks.  Music by Dimitri Tiomkin.  Production Design by Albert S. D’Agostino, John Hughes.  Costume Design by Michael Woulfe.  Film Editing by Roland Gross.   Fun chiller…

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Monkey Business (1952)

HOWARD HAWKS Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1952.   Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.  Story by Harry Segall, Screenplay by Ben Hecht, Charles Lederer, I.A.L. Diamond. Cinematography by Milton R. Krasner.  Produced by Sol C. Siegel.  Music by Leigh Harline.  Production Design by George Patrick, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Travilla.  Film Editing by William B. Murphy.   Scientist Cary Grant discovers a formula…

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Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

HOWARD HAWKS Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 1953.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Charles Lederer, based on the musical comedy by Joseph Fields, Anita Loos.  Cinematography by Harry J. Wild.  Produced by Sol C. Siegel.  Music by Leigh Harline, Lionel Newman, Hal Schaefer, Herbert W. Spencer.  Production Design by Lyle R. Wheeler, Joseph C. Wright.  Costume Design by Travilla.  Film Editing by Hugh…

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Ocean’s Eleven (2001)

STEVEN SODERBERGH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   USA, 2001.  Warner Bros., Village Roadshow Pictures, NPV Entertainment, Jerry Weintraub Productions, Section Eight, WV Films II, St. Petersburg Clearwater Film Commission.  Screenplay by Ted Griffin, based on the 1960 film, story by George Clayton Johnson, Jack Golden Russell, Screenplay by Harry Brown, Charles Lederer.  Cinematography by Steven Soderbergh.  Produced by Jerry Weintraub.  Music…

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