This Is The Army (1943)

MICHAEL CURTIZ Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1943.  Warner Bros.  Screenplay by Casey Robinson, Claude Binyon, based on the plays Yip Yip Yaphank and This Is The Army by Irving Berlin.  Cinematography by Bert Glennon, Sol Polito.  Produced by Hal B. Wallis, Jack L. Warner.   Music by Leo F. Forbstein.  Production Design by John…

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Mr. Skeffington (1944)

VINCENT SHERMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1944.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein, from the story by Elizabeth von Arnim.  Cinematography by Ernest Haller.  Produced by Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein.  Music by Franz Waxman.  Production Design by Robert M. Haas.  Costume Design by Orry-Kelly.  Film Editing by Ralph Dawson.  Academy Awards 1944.   As with many similar soap…

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I’m No Angel (1933)

WESLEY RUGGLES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1933.  Paramount Pictures.  Story, Screenplay and Dialogue by Mae West, with suggestions by Lowell Brentano.  Cinematography by Leo Tover.  Produced by William LeBaron. Music by Herman Hand, Howard Jackson, Rudolph G. Kopp, John Leipold, Heinz Roemheld.  Production Design by Hans Dreier, Bernard Herzbrun.  Costume Design by Travis Banton.  Film Editing by Otho Lovering.   Mae West made…

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Dark Victory (1939)

EDMUND GOULDING Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 1939.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Casey Robinson, from the play by George Emerson Brewer Jr., Bertram Bloch.  Cinematography by Ernest Haller.  Produced by Hal B. Wallis.  Music by Max Steiner.  Production Design by Robert M. Haas.  Costume Design by Orry-Kelly.  Film Editing by William Holmes.  Academy Awards 1939. It always amazes me that my fellow campy…

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Saboteur (1942)

ALFRED HITCHCOCK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1942.  Frank Lloyd Productions, Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Peter Viertel, Joan Harrison, Dorothy Parker.  Cinematography by Joseph A. Valentine.  Produced by Frank Lloyd.  Music by Frank Skinner.  Production Design by Jack Otterson.  Costume Design by Eugene Joseff.  Film Editing by Otto Ludwig. Beautifully photographed but anticlimactic Hitchcock thriller about an innocent man (Robert Cummings)…

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