The Mummy’s Tomb (1942)

HAROLD YOUNG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1942.  Universal Pictures Corporation.  Story by Neil P. Varnick, Screenplay by Griffin Jay, Henry Sucher.  Cinematography by George Robinson.  Produced by Ben Pivar.  Production Design by Jack Otterson.  Costume Design by Vera West.  Film Editing by Milton Carruth.   One of the many Mummy movies made after Boris Karloff immortalized the role, featuring Lon Chaney Jr….

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Operation Pacific (1951)

GEORGE WAGGNER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1951.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by George Waggner.  Cinematography by Bert Glennon.  Produced by Louis F. Edelman.  Music by Max Steiner.  Production Design by Leo K. Kuter.  Film Editing by Alan Crosland Jr..   Shameless war propaganda that isn’t without its merits.  John Wayne is excellent as a submarine officer whose vessel is trying to perfect the launching…

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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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Babes On Broadway (1941)

BUSBY BERKELEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1941.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Story by Fred F. Finklehoffe,Screenplay by Fred F. Finklehoffe, Elaine Ryan.  Cinematography by Lester White.  Produced by Arthur Freed.  Music by Leo Arnaud, George Bassman, George Stoll.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Robert Kalloch.  Film Editing by Fredrick Y. Smith.  Academy Awards 1942.   Aimed at the audience who made Babes In Arms a…

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