Resisting Enemy Interrogation (1944)

BERNARD VORHAUS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1944.  First Motion Picture Unit, United States Army Air Forces.  Screenplay by Harold Medford.  Produced by Ronald Reagan.  Music by David Rose.  Academy Awards 1944. A good example of how what used to be called “documentary” would be labeled a PSA now.  This one takes place in a German prisoner of war camp,…

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Doll Face (1945)

LEWIS SEILER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1945.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Leonard Praskins, adaptation by Harold Buchman, based on the play The Naked Genius by Gypsy Rose Lee.  Cinematography by Joseph LaShelle.  Produced by Bryan Foy.  Music by David Buttolph, Cyril J. Mockridge.  Production Design by Boris Leven, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Yvonne Wood.  Film Editing by Norman…

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The Grapes Of Wrath (1940)

JOHN FORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   USA, 1940.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Nunnally Johnson, based on the novel by John Steinbeck.  Cinematography by Gregg Toland.  Produced by Darryl F. Zanuck.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production Design by Richard Day, Mark-Lee Kirk.  Costume Design by Gwen Wakeling.  Film Editing by Robert L. Simpson.  Academy Awards 1940.   One of John Ford’s best films is…

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Drums Along The Mohawk (1939)

JOHN FORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 1939.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Lamar Trotti, Sonya Levien, based on the novel by Walter D. Edmonds.  Cinematography by Bert Glennon, Ray Rennahan.  Produced by Darryl F. Zanuck.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production Design by Richard Day, Mark-Lee Kirk.  Costume Design by Gwen Wakeling.  Film Editing by Robert L. Simpson.  Academy Awards 1939. Pre-revolutionary Americans Henry Fonda and…

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