The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1939)

ALFRED L. WERKER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1939.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Edwin Blum, William Absalom Drake, based on the play by William Gillette, from characters created by Arthur Conan Doyle.  Cinematography by Leon Shamroy.  Produced by Darryl F. Zanuck.  Music by Robert Russell Bennett, David Buttolph, Cyril J. Mockridge, David…

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Hello, Frisco, Hello (1943)

H. BRUCE HUMBERSTONE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 1943.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Robert Ellis, Helen Logan, Richard Macaulay.  Cinematography by Charles G. Clarke, Allen M. Davey.  Produced by Milton Sperling.  Music by David Buttolph.  Production Design by James Basevi, Boris Leven.  Costume Design by Helen Rose.  Film Editing by Barbara McLean. …

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Crash Dive (1943)

ARCHIE MAYO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1943.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Original story by W.R. Burnett, Screenplay by Jo Swerling.  Cinematography by Leon Shamroy.  Produced by Milton Sperling.  Music by David Buttolph.  Production Design by Richard Day, Wiard Ihnen.  Costume Design by Earl Luick.  Film Editing by Ray Curtiss, Walter Thompson.  Academy Awards…

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Wake Island (1942)

JOHN FARROW Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 1942.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by W.R. Burnett, Frank Butler.  Cinematography by William C. Mellor, Theodor Sparkuhl.  Produced by Joseph Sistrom.  Music by David Buttolph.  Production Design by Hans Dreier, A. Earl Hedrick.  Costume Design by John Morris Foster, Pat Williams.  Film Editing by Frank Bracht, LeRoy Stone.  Academy Awards 1942.  Fact-based account of the American servicemen stationed on…

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The Fighting Lady (1944)

WILLIAM WYLER, EDWARD STEICHEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 1944.  Louis De Rochemont Associates, Delta Productions.  Screenplay by John S. Martin, Eugene Ling.  Produced by Louis De Rochemont.  Music by David Buttolph.  Production Design by Fred Sersen.  Film Editing by Robert Fritch.  Academy Awards 1944. Exciting documentary looking to bolster World War II morale by showing the power of the American…

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Kiss Of Death (1947)

HENRY HATHAWAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1947.  Twentieth Century Fox. Story by Eleazar Lipsky, Screenplay by Ben Hecht, Charles Lederer. Cinematography by Norbert Brodine. Produced by Fred Kohlmar. Music by David Buttolph. Production Design by Leland Fuller, Lyle R. Wheeler. Costume Design by Charles Le Maire. Film Editing by J. Watson Webb Jr.. Academy Awards 1947. Golden Globe Awards…

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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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June Bride (1948)

BRETAIGNE WINDUST Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1948.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Ranald MacDougall, based on the play Feature For June by Eileen Tighe, Graeme Lorimer.  Cinematography by Ted D. McCord.  Produced by Henry Blanke.  Music by David Buttolph.  Production Design by Anton Grot.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Owen Marks.   Low-point in Bette Davis‘s career, the box-office results of this film…

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Pete Kelly’s Blues (1955)

JACK WEBB Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1955.  Mark VII Ltd..  Screenplay by Richard L. Breen.  Cinematography by Harold Rosson.  Produced by Jack Webb.  Music by David Buttolph, Ray Heindorf.  Production Design by Harper Goff.  Costume Design by Howard Shoup.  Film Editing by Robert M. Leeds.  Academy Awards 1955.   Jack Webb directs and stars in this atmospheric drama about the seedy side of nightclub life….

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Moon Over Miami

BBB (out of 5) Betty Grable goes to a resort in Miami posing as a wealthy heiress in order to ensnare a rich husband. She gets Don Ameche instead, but at least he really loves her and they sound great together singing duets. This piece of fluff is completely harmless, less enjoyable than Down Argentine Way (also…

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The House On 92nd Street (1945)

HENRY HATHAWAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1945. Twentieth Century Fox. Story by Charles G. Booth, Screenplay by Barre Lyndon, Charles G. Booth, John Monks Jr.. Cinematography by Norbert Brodine. Produced by Louis De Rochemont. Music by David Buttolph. Production Design by Lewis H. Creber, Lyle R. Wheeler. Costume Design by Bonnie Cashin. Film Editing by Harmon Jones. Academy…

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Boomerang! (1947)

ELIA KAZAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1947.  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.  Screenplay by Richard Murphy, based on the article by Fulton Oursler.  Cinematography by Norbert Brodine.  Produced by Louis De Rochemont.  Music by David Buttolph.  Production Design by Richard Day, Chester Gore.  Costume Design by Kay Nelson.  Film Editing by Harmon Jones.  Academy Awards 1947.  Cannes Film Festival 1947.   An…

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