The Mummy’s Hand (1940)

CHRISTY CABANNE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1940.  Universal Pictures.  Story by Griffin Jay, Screenplay by Griffin Jay, Maxwell Shane, based on a 1932 screenplay by John L. Balderston, Nina Wilcox Putnam and Richard Schayer.  Cinematography by Elwood Bredell.  Produced by Ben Pivar.  Music by Hans J. Salter, Frank Skinner.  Production Design by…

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Dangerous (1935)

ALFRED E. GREEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB. USA, 1935.  Warner Bros..  Story and Screenplay by Laird Doyle.  Cinematography by Ernest Haller.  Music by Ray Heindorf, Bernhard Kaun, Heinz Roemheld.  Production Design by Hugh Reticker.  Costume Design by Orry-Kelly.  Film Editing by Thomas Richards.  Academy Awards 1935.   Popular opinion had it that Bette Davis was overlooked by the Academy for her performance…

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The Atomic Submarine (1959)

SPENCER GORDON BENNET Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1959.  Gorham Productions.  Screenplay by Orville H. Hampton.  Cinematography by Gilbert Warrenton.  Produced by Alex Gordon.  Music by Alexander Laszlo.  Production Design by Don Ament, Daniel Haller.  Costume Design by Norah Sharpe, Roger J. Weinberg.  Film Editing by William Austin. Submarines gliding through waters close to the North Pole are being destroyed by unknown forces,…

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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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The Petrified Forest (1936)

ARCHIE MAYO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1936.  Warner Bros..  Screen play by Charles Kenyon, Delmer Daves, based on the play by Robert E. Sherwood.  Cinematography by Sol Polito.  Produced by Hal B. Wallis.  Music by Bernhard Kaun.  Production Design by John Hughes.  Costume Design by Orry-Kelly.  Film Editing by Owen Marks. Early Bette Davis classic is one of the best stage…

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Donovan’s Reef (1963)

JOHN FORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   USA, 1963.  Paramount Pictures, John Ford Productions.  Story by Edmund Beloin, Screenplay by Frank S. Nugent, James Edward Grant.  Cinematography by William H. Clothier.  Produced by John Ford.  Music by Cyril J. Mockridge.  Production Design by Eddie Imazu, Hal Pereira.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Otho Lovering.   Lighthearted romp that shows the great John…

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Four Daughters (1938)

MICHAEL CURTIZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1938.  First National Pictures.  Screenplay by Julius J. Epstein, Lenore J. Coffee, from the Cosmopolitan Magazine story by Fannie Hurst.  Cinematography by Ernest Haller.  Produced by Hal B. Wallis.  Music by Max Steiner.  Production Design by John Hughes.  Costume Design by Orry-Kelly.  Film Editing by Ralph Dawson.  Academy Awards 1938. Every frame of this wonderful…

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My Little Chickadee (1940)

EDWARD F. CLINE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1940.  Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Mae West, W.C. Fields.  Cinematography by Joseph A. Valentine.  Produced by Lester Cowan.  Music by Frank Skinner.  Production Design by Russell A. Gausman.  Costume Design by Eugene Joseff.  Film Editing by Edward Curtiss. Two comedic giants are teamed up in this hilarious comedy. Mae West stars as a woman…

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