My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

The Private Life of Don Juan (1934)

ALEXANDER KORDA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  United Kingdom, 1934.  London Film Productions.  Story and dialogue by Frederick Lonsdale, Lajos Biro, based on the play L’Homme A La Rose … Continue reading

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October 7, 2019 · Leave a comment

Kiss Me Kate

BBB (out of 5) Bright and boisterous musical comedy based on Cole Porter’s successful stage play. Kathryn Grayson and Howard Keel play a bickering couple who are reunited for a production of … Continue reading

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January 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Private Life Of Henry VIII

BBBB (out of 5) Spirited film features beautiful sets and costumes and a zippy historical runthrough of King Henry VIII’s six wives. In his desire to be wed to Anne … Continue reading

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October 28, 2013 · 1 Comment

Bulldog Drummond

BBBB (out of 5) The first great adventure thriller of sound films was this terrific yarn starring Ronald Colman in the title role. He plays a ‘demobilized officer’ of World War … Continue reading

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October 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Dracula’s Daughter

BBB (out of 5) Gloria Holden makes a stylish villain as the famous Transylvanian count’s daughter (just who he reproduced with is beyond me, but anyway), who now roams dark … Continue reading

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October 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Monte Carlo (1930)

ERNST LUBITSCH Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1930.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Ernest Vajda, additional dialogue by Vincent Lawrence, based on the play Monsieur Beaucaire by Evelyn Greenleaf Sutherland, the novel … Continue reading

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July 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

Platinum Blonde (1931)

FRANK CAPRA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1931.  Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Story by Harry Chandlee, Douglas W. Churchill, dialogue by Robert Riskin, adaptation by Jo Swerling, continuity by Dorothy Howell.  Cinematography … Continue reading

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June 14, 2013 · Leave a comment