The Walking Hills (1949)

JOHN STURGES Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1949.  Producers-Actors Corporation.   Story and Screenplay by Alan Le May, additional dialogue by Virginia Roddick.   Cinematography by Charles Lawton Jr..   Produced by Harry Joe Brown.   Music by Arthur Morton.   Production Design by Robert Peterson.  Costume Design by Jean Louis.  Film Editing by William A. Lyon.  John…

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Brute Force (1947)

JULES DASSIN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1947.  Mark Hellinger Productions.  Story by Robert Patterson, Screenplay by Richard Brooks.  Cinematography by William H. Daniels.  Produced by Mark Hellinger.  Music by Miklos Rozsa.  Production Design by John DeCuir, Bernard Herzbrun.  Costume Design by Rosemary Odell.  Film Editing by Edward Curtiss. Burt Lancaster played a…

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Hail The Conquering Hero (1944)

PRESTON STURGES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1944.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Preston Sturges.  Cinematography by John F. Seitz.  Produced by Preston Sturges.  Music by Werner R. Heymann.  Production Design by Haldane Douglas, Hans Dreier.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Stuart Gilmore.   Eddie Bracken has been avoiding going back to his home town for a year following his medical discharge from…

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Phantom Lady (1944)

ROBERT SIODMAK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1944.  Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Bernard C. Schoenfeld, based on the novel by Cornell Woolrich.  Cinematography by Elwood Bredell.  Produced by Joan Harrison. Production Design by Robert Clatworthy, John B. Goodman.  Costume Design by Vera West.  Film Editing by Arthur Hilton.   This terrific example of classic noir has a plot that just won’t quit. After…

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