Detour (1945)

EDGAR G. ULMER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 1945.  Producers Releasing Corporation.  Story and Screenplay by Martin Goldsmith.  Cinematography by Benjamin H. Kline.   Produced by Leon Fromkess.  Music by Leo Erdody.  Production Design by Edward C. Jewell.  Costume Design by Mona Barry.  Film Editing by George McGuire. Tom Neal plays a New York…

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Hell’s House (1932)

HOWARD HIGGIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA, 1932.  B.F. Zeidman Productions Ltd..  Story by Howard Higgin, adaptation by Paul Gangelin, B. Harrison Orkow.  Cinematography by Allen G. Siegler.  Produced by B.F. Zeidman.  Production Design by Edward C. Jewell.  Film Editing by Edward Schroeder. A teenager (Junior Durkin) loses his mother in a ridiculous traffic accident (a car mows her down in front…

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King of Kings (1961)

NICHOLAS RAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1961.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Philip Yordan.  Cinematography by Manuel Berenguer, Milton R. Krasner, Franz Planer.   Produced by Cecil B. DeMille.  Music by Hugo Riesenfeld.  Production Design by Dan Sayre Groesback, Anton Grot, Julian Harrison, Edward C. Jewell.  Costume Design by Adrian, Earl Luick, Gwen Wakeling.  Film Editing by Anne Bauchens, Harold McLernon.   Biblical epics were…

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The Great Commandment (1939)

IRVING PICHEL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA, 1939.  Cathedral Films.  Story and Screenplay by Dana Burnet.  Cinematography by Charles P. Boyle.  Produced by John T. Coyle.  Music by Walter Jurmann, Hans J. Salter.  Production Design by Edward C. Jewell.  Costume Design by Travis Banton.  Film Editing by Ralph Dixon. An industry of religious B-movies existed in the earlier half of the twentieth century,…

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The King Of Kings (1927)

CECIL B. DeMILLE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1927.  DeMille Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by Jeanie Macpherson.  Cinematography by J. Peverell Marley. Produced by Cecil B. DeMille.  Music by Hugo Riesenfeld.  Production Design by Dan Sayre Groesback, Anton Grot, Julian Harrison, Edward C. Jewell.  Costume Design by Adrian, Earl Luick, Gwen Wakeling.  Film Editing by Anne Bauchens, Harold McLernon. Films about…

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