Crossfire (1947)

EDWARD DMYTRYK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1947.  RKO Radio Pictures.  Screenplay by John Paxton, based on the novel The Brick Foxhole by Richard Brooks.  Cinematography by J. Roy Hunt.  Produced by Adrian Scott. Music by Roy Webb.  Production Design by Albert S. D’Agostino, Alfred Herman.  Film Editing by Harry W. Gerstad.   A man is murdered after leaving a bar…

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Love Affair (1939)

LEO MCCAREY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1939.  RKO Radio Pictures.  Story by Leo McCarey, Mildred Cram, Screenplay by Delmer Daves, Donald Ogden Stewart. Cinematography by Rudolph Mate.  Produced by Leo McCarey.  Music by Roy Webb.  Production Design by Van Nest Polglase.  Costume Design by Howard Greer, Edward Stevenson.  Film Editing by Edward Dmytryk, George Hively.   Charles Boyer is…

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Hollywood On Trial (1976)

DAVID HELPERN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1976.  Cinema Associates.  Screenplay by Arnie Reisman.  Cinematography by Barry Abrams.  Produced by James C. Gutman.  Film Editing by Frank Galvin.   The period of the Hollywood Blacklist is one of the ugliest eras of American political history, and certainly not something that, in retrospect, recommends the film industry as a moral force….

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Ruggles Of Red Gap (1935)

LEO MCCAREY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1935.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Walter DeLeon, Harlan Thompson, adaptation by Humphrey Pearson, based on the novel by Harry Leon Wilson.  Cinematography by Alfred Gilks.  Produced by Arthur Hornblow Jr..  Music by John Leipold.  Production Design by Hans Dreier, Robert Odell.  Costume Design by Travis Banton.  Film Editing by Edward Dmytryk.  Leo McCarey made…

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Broken Lance (1954)

EDWARD DMYTRYK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1954.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Story by Philip Yordan, Screenplay by Richard Murphy.  Cinematography by Joseph MacDonald.  Produced by Sol C. Siegel.  Music by Leigh Harline.  Production Design by Maurice Ransford, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Travilla.  Film Editing by Dorothy Spencer.   Excellent western by Edward Dmytryk and featuring a terrific performance by Spencer…

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The Caine Mutiny (1954)

EDWARD DMYTRYK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1954.  Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by Stanley Roberts, additional dialogue by Michael Blankfort, based on the novel by Herman Wouk.  Cinematography by Franz Planer.  Produced by Stanley Kramer.  Music by Max Steiner.  Production Design by Rudolph Sternad.  Costume Design by Jean Louis.  Film Editing by Henry Batista, William A. Lyon.   It’s World War II, and…

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Murder, My Sweet (1944)

EDWARD DMYTRYK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1944.  RKO Radio Pictures.  Screenplay by John Paxton, based on the novel by Raymond Chandler.  Cinematography by Harry J. Wild.  Produced by Adrian Scott.  Music by Roy Webb.  Production Design by Carroll Clark, Albert S. D’Agostino.  Costume Design by Edward Stevenson.  Film Editing by Joseph Noriega. Terrific adaptation of Raymond Chandler’s novel Farewell, My Lovely which…

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Raintree County (1957)

EDWARD DMYTRYK Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB. USA, 1957.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Millard Kaufman, based on the novel by Ross Lockridge Jr..  Cinematography by Robert Surtees. Produced by David Lewis.  Music by Johnny Green.  Production Design by William A. Horning, Urie McCleary.  Costume Design by Walter Plunkett.  Film Editing by John D. Dunning.   Almost twenty years after Gone With the Wind, another attempt…

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The End Of The Affair (1955)

EDWARD DMYTRYK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  United Kingdom, 1955.  Coronado Productions.  Screenplay by Lenore J. Coffee, based on the novel by Graham Greene.  Cinematography by Wilkie Cooper.  Produced by David Lewis.  Music by Benjamin Frankel.  Production Design by Donald M. Ashton.  Costume Design by Julia Squire.  Film Editing by Alan Osbiston.   And you thought the remake was boring. Edward Dmytryk’s original is…

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Rhythm Romance (1939)

GEORGE ARCHAINBAUD Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5 Alternate title:  Some Like It Hot USA, 1939.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Lewis R. Foster, Wilkie C. Mahoney, based on the play The Great Magoo by Ben Hecht, Gene Fowler.  Cinematography by Karl Struss.  Production Design by Hans Dreier, A. Earl Hendrick.  Film Editing by Edward Dmytryk.   Bob Hope‘s comedic abilities are the only…

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