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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Neptune’s Daughter (1949)

EDWARD BUZZELL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5. USA, 1949.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Dorothy Kingsley, additional dialogue by Ray Singer, Dick Chevillat.  Cinematography by Charles Rosher.  Produced by Jack Cummings.  Music by Leo Arnaud, George Stoll.  Production Design by Edward C. Carfagno, Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Irene.  Film Editing by Cotton Warburton.  That an…

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Little Lord Fauntleroy (1936)

JOHN CROMWELL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1936.  Selznick International Pictures.  Screenplay by Hugh Walpole, based on the book by Frances Hodgson Burnett.  Cinematography by Charles Rosher.  Produced by David O. Selznick.  Music by Max Steiner.  Production Design by Sturges Carne.  Costume Design by Sophie Wachner.  Film Editing by Hal C. Kern. Adorable adaptation of the popular novel by Frances Hodgson…

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Words And Music (1948)

NORMAN TAUROG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA, 1948.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Story by Guy Bolton, Jean Holloway, Adaptation by Ben Feiner Jr.,  Screenplay by Fred F. Finklehoffe.  Cinematography by Charles Rosher, Harry Stradling Sr..  Produced by Arthur Freed.  Music by Lennie Hayton, Conrad Salinger.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons, Jack Martin Smith.  Costume Design by Helen Rose, Valles.  Film Editing by Albert Akst, Ferris…

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Kiss Me Kate (1953)

GEORGE SIDNEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1953.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Dorothy Kingsley, based on the musical book by Sam Spewack, Bella Spewack, and the play The Taming Of The Shrew by William Shakespeare.  Cinematography by Charles Rosher.  Produced by Jack Cummings.  Music by Saul Chaplin, Cole Porter.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons, Urie McCleary.  Costume Design by Walter Plunkett.  Film Editing by…

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Sunrise (1927)

F.W. MURNAU Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB Alternate title:  Sunrise: A Song Of Two Humans USA, 1927.  Fox Film Corporation.  Scenario by Carl Mayer, from an original theme by Hermann Sudermann, Titles by Katherine Hilliker, H.H. Caldwell.  Cinematography by Charles Rosher, Karl Struss.  Produced by William Fox. Music by R.H. Bassett, Carli Elinor, Erno Rapee, Hugo Riesenfeld, Willy…

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Tempest (1928)

SAM TAYLOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1928.  Feature Productions, Joseph M. Schenck Productions.  Screenplay by C. Gardner Sullivan, Titles by George Marion Jr., from a story by Vladimir Nemirovich-Danchenko.  Cinematography by Charles Rosher.  Produced by John W. Considine Jr..  Music by Hugo Riesenfeld.  Production Design by William Cameron Menzies.  Costume Design by Frank Donnellan.  Film Editing by Allen McNeil.  Inter-class romance…

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Annie Get Your Gun (1950)

GEORGE SIDNEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1950. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.   Screenplay by Sidney Sheldon, based on the musical play by Dorothy Fields, Herbert Fields.    Cinematography by Charles Rosher.  Produced by Arthur Freed.  Music by Irving Berlin, Adolph Deutsch.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons, Paul Groesse.  Costume Design by Walter Plunkett, Helen Rose.  Film Editing by James E. Newcom.   Rousing film…

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Show Boat (1951)

GEORGE SIDNEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 1951.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by John Lee Mahin, based on the musical play by Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II, from the novel by Edna Ferber.  Cinematography by Charles Rosher.  Produced by Arthur Freed.  Music by Adolph Deutsch, Conrad Salinger.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons, Jack Martin Smith.  Costume Design by Walter Plunkett.  Film Editing by John D. Dunning.  …

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Scaramouche (1952)

GEORGE SIDNEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1952.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Ronald Millar, George Froeschel, based on the novel by Rafael Sabatini.  Cinematography by Charles Rosher.  Produced by Carey Wilson.  Music by Victor Young.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons, Hans Peters.  Costume Design by Gile Steele.  Film Editing by James E. Newcom.   The famed swordsman (played by Stewart Granger) scampers around 18th-century…

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Young Bess (1953)

GEORGE SIDNEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1953.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Jan Lustig, Arthur Wimperis, based on the novel by Margaret Irwin.  Cinematography by Charles Rosher.  Produced by Sidney Franklin.  Music by Miklos Rozsa.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons, Urie McCleary.  Costume Design by Walter Plunkett.  Film Editing by Ralph E. Winters.   The earlier life of Queen Elizabeth I is explored in this…

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The Broadway Melody Of 1936 (1935)

ROY DEL RUTH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1935.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Jack McGowan, Sid Silvers, additional dialogue by Harry W. Conn, based on an original story by Moss Hart.  Cinematography by Charles Rosher.  Produced by John W. Considine Jr..  Music by Nacio Herb Brown, Roger Edens, Alfred Newman, Arthur Freed.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Eugene…

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