Harriet Craig (1950)

VINCENT SHERMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 USA, 1950. Columbia Pictures. Screenplay by James Gunn, Anne Froelich, based on the play Craig’s Wife by George Kelly. Cinematography by Joseph Walker. Produced by William Dozier. Music by George Duning. Production Design by Walter Holscher. Costume Design by Sheila O’Brien. Film Editing by Viola Lawrence. Harriet…

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Caged (1950)

JOHN CROMWELL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB. USA, 1950. Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Virginia Kellogg, Bernard C. Schoenfeld, based on the article Inside Women’s Prison by Virginia Kellogg.  Cinematography by Carl E. Guthrie.  Produced by Jerry Wald.  Music by Max Steiner.  Production Design by Charles H. Clarke.  Costume Design by Leah Rhodes.  Film Editing…

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Here Comes The Groom (1951)

FRANK CAPRA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1951.  Paramount Pictures.  Story by Liam O’Brien, Screenplay by Virginia Van Upp, Liam O’Brien, Myles Connolly, based on the story and treatment “You Belong To Me” by Robert Riskin.  Cinematography by George Barnes.  Produced by Frank Capra.  Music by Joseph J. Lilley.  Production Design by A….

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The Mating Season (1951)

MITCHELL LEISEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1951.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Charles Brackett, Walter Reisch, Richard L. Breen, based on the play Maggie by Caesar Dunn.  Cinematography by Charles Lang.  Produced by Charles Brackett.  Music by Joseph J. Lilley.  Production Design by Roland Anderson, Hal Pereira.  Costume Design by Oleg Cassini.  Film Editing by Frank Bracht.   John Lund plays an ambitious…

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The Spiral Staircase (1945)

ROBERT SIODMAK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1945.  RKO Radio Pictures, Dore Schary Productions.  Screenplay by Mel Dinelli, based on the novel Some Must Watch by Ethel Lina White.  Cinematography by Nicholas Musuraca.  Produced by Dore Schary.  Music by Roy Webb.  Production Design by Albert S. D’Agostino, Jack Okey.  Costume Design by Edward Stevenson.  Film Editing by Harry W. Gerstad, Harry Marker.   Much…

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The Glass Bottom Boat (1966)

FRANK TASHLIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1966.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Arwin Productions, Reame Productions.  Screenplay by Everett Freeman. Cinematography by Leon Shamroy.  Produced by Everett Freeman, Martin Melcher.  Music by Frank De Vol.  Production Design by Edward C. Carfagno, George W. Davis. Costume Design by Ray Aghayan.  Film Editing by John McSweeney Jr..   The Doris Day formula is tired but still has its…

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Little Women (1949)

MERVYN LeROY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 1949.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Loew’s.  Screenplay by Andrew Solt, Sarah Y. Mason, Victor Heerman, based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott.  Cinematography by Robert H. Planck, Charles Edgar Schoenbaum.  Produced by Mervyn LeRoy.  Music by Adolph Deutsch.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons, Paul Groesse.  Costume Design by Walter Plunkett.  Film Editing by Ralph E. Winters.   Second Hollywood…

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The Bachelor And The Bobby-Soxer (1947)

IRVING REIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB. USA, 1947.  RKO Radio Pictures, Vanguard Films.  Original story and screenplay by Sidney Sheldon.  Cinematography by Robert De Grasse, Nicholas Musuraca.  Produced by Dore Schary.  Music by Leigh Harline.  Production Design by Carroll Clark, Albert S. D’Agostino.  Costume Design by Edward Stevenson.  Film Editing by Frederic Knudtson.   Witty but dated romantic comedy featuring a grown-up…

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Shane (1953)

GEORGE STEVENS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 1953.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by A.B. Guthrie Jr., additional dialogue by Jack Sher, based on the novel by Jack Schaefer.  Cinematography by Loyal Griggs.  Produced by George Stevens.  Music by Victor Young.  Production Design by Hal Pereira, Walter H. Tyler.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by William Hornbeck, Tom McAdoo.   Jean Arthur and Van…

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Madame Bovary (1949)

VINCENTE MINNELLI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1949.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Robert Ardrey, based on the novel by Gustave Flaubert.  Cinematography by Robert H. Planck.  Produced by Pandro S. Berman.  Music by Miklos Rozsa.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons, Jack Martin Smith.  Costume Design by Walter Plunkett, Valles.  Film Editing by Ferris Webster.   Vincente Minnelli’s sumptous adaptation of the classic Gustave…

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On Moonlight Bay (1951)

ROY DEL RUTH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1951.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Jack Rose, Melville Shavelson, based on Penrod Stories by Booth Tarkington.  Cinematography by Ernest Haller.  Produced by William Jacobs.  Music by Max Steiner.  Production Design by Douglas Bacon.  Costume Design by Milo Anderson, Marjorie Best.  Film Editing by Thomas Reilly. Looking in to cash on the success of MGM’s Meet Me…

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Vertigo (1958)

ALFRED HITCHCOCK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1958.  Alfred J. Hitchcock Productions.  Screenplay by Alec Coppel, Samuel A. Taylor, based on the novel D’Entre Les Morts by Pierre Boileau, Thomas Narcejac.  Cinematography by Robert Burks.  Produced by Alfred Hitchcock.  Music by Bernard Herrmann.  Production Design by Henry Bumstead, Hal Pereira.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by George Tomasini.   One of…

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