A Woman’s Face (1941)

GEORGE CUKOR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB. USA, 1941. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Screenplay by Donald Ogden Stewart, Elliot Paul, based on the play by Francis de Croisset. Cinematography by Robert H. Planck. Produced by Victor Saville. Music by Bronislau Kaper. Production Design by Cedric Gibbons. Costume Design by Adrian. Film Editing by Frank Sullivan. Joan Crawford…

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Here Comes The Groom (1951)

FRANK CAPRA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1951.  Paramount Pictures.  Story by Liam O’Brien, Screenplay by Virginia Van Upp, Liam O’Brien, Myles Connolly, based on the story and treatment “You Belong To Me” by Robert Riskin.  Cinematography by George Barnes.  Produced by Frank Capra.  Music by Joseph J. Lilley.  Production Design by A….

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It Should Happen To You (1954)

GEORGE CUKOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1954.  Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Story and Screenplay by Garson Kanin.  Cinematography by Charles Lang.  Produced by Fred Kohlmar.  Music by Friedrich Hollaender.  Production Design by John Meehan.  Costume Design by Jean Louis.  Film Editing by Charles Nelson.  Academy Awards 1954.   Judy Holliday reunites with Born Yesterday writer Garson Kanin and director George Cukor for another look at an…

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Good News (1947)

CHARLES WALTERS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1947.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Betty Comden, Adolph Green, based on the play by Lew Brown, Laurence Schwab, Frank Mandel, Buddy G. DeSylva, Ray Henderson.  Cinematography by Charles Edgar Schoenbaum.  Produced by Arthur Freed.  Music by Conrad Salinger.  Production Design by Edward C. Carfagno, Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Helen Rose, Valles.  Film Editing by Albert Akst.  Academy Awards…

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Presenting Lily Mars (1943)

NORMAN TAUROG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.   USA, 1943.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Richard Connell, Gladys Lehman, based on the novel by Booth Tarkington.  Cinematography by Joseph Ruttenberg.  Produced by Joe Pasternak.  Music by George Stoll.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Howard Shoup.  Film Editing by Albert Akst. Don’t be prepared to settle in for a cozy old movie when you watch this…

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Little Women (1949)

MERVYN LeROY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 1949.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Loew’s.  Screenplay by Andrew Solt, Sarah Y. Mason, Victor Heerman, based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott.  Cinematography by Robert H. Planck, Charles Edgar Schoenbaum.  Produced by Mervyn LeRoy.  Music by Adolph Deutsch.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons, Paul Groesse.  Costume Design by Walter Plunkett.  Film Editing by Ralph E. Winters.  Academy Awards 1949….

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A Letter To Three Wives (1949)

JOSEPH L. MANKIEWICZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1949.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, adaptation by Vera Caspary, based on the Cosmopolitan Magazine novel by John Klempner.  Cinematography by Arthur C. Miller.  Produced by Sol C. Siegel.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production Design by J. Russell Spencer, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Kay Nelson.  Film Editing by J. Watson…

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Some Came Running (1958)

VINCENTE MINNELLI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1958.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by John Patrick, Arthur Sheekman, based on the novel by James Jones.  Cinematography by William H. Daniels.  Produced by Sol C. Siegel.  Music by Elmer Bernstein.  Production Design by William A. Horning, Urie McCleary.  Costume Design by Walter Plunkett.  Film Editing by Adrienne Fazan.  Academy Awards 1958.  Golden Globe Awards 1958. Frank Sinatra falls…

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Auntie Mame (1958)

MORTON DaCOSTA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1958.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Betty Comden, Adolph Green, based on the novel by Patrick Dennis.  Cinematography by Harry Stradling Sr..  Produced by Morton DaCosta.  Music by Bronislau Kaper.  Production Design by Malcolm C. Bert.  Costume Design by Orry-Kelly.  Film Editing by William H. Ziegler.  Academy Awards 1958.  Golden Globe Awards 1958.   One of the funniest, most enjoyable romps…

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The Hucksters (1947)

JACK CONWAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1947.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Luther Davis, adaptation by Edward Chodorov, George Wells, based on the novel by Frederic Wakeman.  Cinematography by Harold Rosson.  Produced by Arthur Hornblow Jr..  Music by Lennie Hayton.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons, Urie McCleary.  Costume Design by Irene.  Film Editing by Frank Sullivan.   Clark Gable looks tired in this humdrum melodrama, which marks…

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Song Of The Thin Man (1947)

EDWARD BUZZELL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1947.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Story by Stanley Roberts, Screenplay by Steve Fisher, Nat Perrin, additional dialogue by James O’Hanlon, Harry Crane, based on characters created by Dashiell Hammett.  Cinematography by Charles Rosher.  Produced by Nat Perrin.  Music by David Snell.  Production Design by Randall Duell, Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Irene.  Film Editing by Gene Ruggiero.  …

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