Strange Cargo (1940)

FRANK BORZAGE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 USA, 1940. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Screenplay by Lawrence Hazard, based on the book Not Too Narrow…Not Too Deep by Richard Sale. Cinematography by Robert H. Planck. Produced by Joseph L. Mankiewicz. Music by Franz Waxman. Production Design by Cedric Gibbons. Costume Design by Adrian. Film Editing by Robert Kern….

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Love On The Run (1936)

W.S. VAN DYKE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB. USA, 1936. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Screenplay by John Lee Mahin, Manuel Seff, Gladys Hurlbut, from the story by Alan Green, Julian Brodie. Cinematography by Oliver T. Marsh. Produced by Joseph L. Mankiewicz. Music by Franz Waxman. Production Design by Cedric Gibbons. Costume Design by Adrian. Film Editing by…

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Possessed (1931)

CLARENCE BROWN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5. USA, 1931. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Screenplay by Lenore J. Coffee, based on the play by Edgar Selwyn. Cinematography by Oliver T. Marsh. Produced by Clarence Brown. Music by Charles Maxwell. Production Design by Cedric Gibbons. Costume Design by Adrian. Film Editing by William LeVanway. Joan Crawford has at this…

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Somewhere I’ll Find You (1942)

WESLEY RUGGLES Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.   USA, 1942.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Story by Charles Hoffman, Adaptation by Walter Reisch, Screenplay by Marguerite Roberts.  Cinematography by Harold Rosson.  Produced by Pandro S. Berman.  Music by Bronislau Kaper.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Robert Kalloch. Film Editing by Frank E. Hull. War propaganda rarely works this hard at pleasing its entire audience, providing…

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It Started In Naples (1960)

MELVILLE SHAVELSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.   USA, 1960.  Capri Productions, Paramount Pictures.  Story by Michael Pertwee, Jack Davies, Screenplay by Melville Shavelson, Jack Rose, Suso Cecchi D’Amico.  Cinematography by Robert Surtees.  Produced by Jack Rose.  Music by Alessandro Cicognini, Carlo Savina.  Production Design by Roland Anderson, Hal Pereira.  Costume Design by Orietta Nasalli-Rocca.  Film Editing by Frank Bracht.  Academy Awards 1960.  Golden Globe…

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Girl 27 (2007)

DAVID STENN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA, 2007.  TLR Productions.  Screenplay by David Stenn.   Cinematography by Peter B. Good.   Produced by David Stenn.   Music by Hal Lindes.   Production Design by Shawn Berry.    Film Editing by Tessa Davis. In the days when all of Hollywood was run by a handful of studios that operated as kingdoms of entertainment,…

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Red Dust (1932)

VICTOR FLEMING Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.   USA, 1932.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by John Lee Mahin, based on the play by Wilson Collison.  Cinematography by Harold Rosson.  Produced by Hunt Stromberg, Irving Thalberg.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Adrian.  Film Editing by Blanche Sewell.  Clark Gable runs a rubber plantation in southeast Asia, his daily grind interrupted by the…

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Callaway Went Thataway (1951)

MELVIN FRANK, NORMAN PANAMA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Alternate title:  The Star Said No USA, 1951.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Norman Panama, Melvin Frank.  Cinematography by Ray June.  Produced by Melvin Frank, Norman Panama.  Music by Marlin Skiles.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons, Eddie Imazu.  Costume Design by Helen Rose, Gile Steele.  Film Editing by Cotton Warburton. Old westerns starring Howard Keel are…

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Smash His Camera (2010)

LEON GAST Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 2010.  Got The Shot Productions.  Cinematography by Don Lenzer.  Produced by Linda Saffire, Adam Schlesinger.  Music by Craig Hazen, David Wolfert.  Film Editing by Doug Abel. The current era of tabloid photography owes a lot to the career of Ron Galella, a photog for whom no potted plant was too…

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Night Nurse (1931)

WILLIAM A. WELLMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1931.  Warner Bros.  Screenplay by Oliver H.P. Garrett, additional dialogue by Charles Kenyon, from the novel by Grace Perkins.  Cinematography by Barney McGill.  Production Design by Max Parker.  Costume Design by Earl Luick.  Film Editing by Edward M. McDermott. Barbara Stanwyck is accepted into a hospital as a trainee to become a…

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Teacher’s Pet (1958)

GEORGE SEATON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1958.  Perlberg-Seaton Productions.  Screenplay by Fay Kanin, Michael Kanin.  Cinematography by Haskell B. Boggs.  Produced by William Perlberg.  Music by Roy Webb. Production Design by A. Earl Hedrick, Hal Pereira.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Alma Macrorie.  Academy Awards 1958.  Golden Globe Awards 1958. Hard bitten newspaper man Clark Gable is asked to do…

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No Man Of Her Own (1932)

WESLEY RUGGLES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1932.  Paramount Pictures.  Story by Edmund Goulding, Benjamin Glazer, Screenplay by Maurine Dallas Watkins, Milton Herbert Gropper.  Cinematography by Leo Tover.  Produced by Albert Lewis.  Costume Design by Travis Banton.  Film Editing by Otho Lovering. Clark Gable plays a big-time con artist who escapes the city of Manhattan for a little while when the…

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