The Oscar (1966)

RUSSELL ROUSE Bil’s rating (out of 5): B USA, 1966. Greene-Rouse Productions. Screenplay by Harlan Ellison, Russell Rouse, Clarence Greene, based on the novel by Richard Sale. Cinematography by Joseph Ruttenberg. Produced by Clarence Greene. Music by Percy Faith. Production Design by Arthur Lonergan, Hal Pereira. Costume Design by Edith Head. Film Editing by Chester…

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Odds Against Tomorrow (1959)

ROBERT WISE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 1959. HarBel Productions. Screenplay by Abraham Polonsky, Nelson Gidding, based on a novel by William P. McGivern. Cinematography by Joseph C. Brun. Produced by Robert Wise. Music by John Lewis. Production Design by Leo Kerz. Costume Design by Anna Hill Johnstone. Film Editing by Dede Allen….

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The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964)

CHARLES WALTERS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1964.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Helen Deutsch, based on the play by Richard Morris.  Cinematography by Daniel L. Fapp.  Produced by Lawrence Weingarten.  Music by Leo Arnaud, Alexander Courage, Calvin Jackson.  Production Design by E. Preston Ames, George W. Davis.  Costume Design by Morton Haack.  Film Editing by Fredric Steinkamp.   The story of Molly Brown, rags-to-riches society lady…

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Body And Soul (1947)

ROBERT ROSSEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5.  USA, 1947.  Enterprise Productions.  Screenplay by Abraham Polonsky.  Cinematography by James Wong Howe.  Produced by Bob Roberts.  Music by Hugo Friedhofer.  Production Design by Nathan Juran.  Costume Design by Marion Herwood Keyes.  Film Editing by Robert Parrish.   John Garfield plays a kid from the wrong side of the tracks who is desperate to make good and take…

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Sorry, Wrong Number (1948)

ANATOLE LITVAK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1948.  Hal Wallis Productions.  Screenplay by Lucille Fletcher, based on her radio play.  Cinematography by Sol Polito.  Produced by Anatole Litvak, Hal B. Wallis.  Music by Franz Waxman.  Production Design by Hans Dreier, A. Earl Hedrick.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Warren Low.   Terrific adaptation of the marvelous radio play by Lucille…

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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.   An elderly minister is about to…

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12 Angry Men (1957)

SIDNEY LUMET Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB USA, 1957.  Orion-Nova Productions.  Screenplay by Reginald Rose.  Cinematography by Boris Kaufman.  Produced by Henry Fonda, Reginald Rose.  Music by Kenyon Hopkins.  Film Editing by Carl Lerner.   Scintillating drama that takes place in one confined room, where twelve jurors are locked up in seclusion to decide the fate of a young inner-city defendant in…

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Sweet Bird Of Youth (1962)

RICHARD BROOKS Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  USA, 1962.  Roxbury Productions Inc..Screenplay by Richard Brooks, based on the play by Tennessee Williams.  Cinematography by Milton R. Krasner.  Produced by Pandro S. Berman.  Music by Harold Gelman.  Production Design by George W. Davis, Urie McCleary.  Costume Design by Orry-Kelly.  Film Editing by Henry Berman.   Tennessee Williams makes his way to the big…

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