I Was A Communist For The F.B.I. (1951)

GORDON DOUGLAS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1951.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Crane Wilbur, based on the article by Matt Cvetic, Pete Martin.  Cinematography by Edwin B. DuPar.  Produced by Bryan Foy.  Music by William Lava.  Production Design by Leo K. Kuter.  Costume Design by Vic Vallejo, Mina Willowbird.  Film Editing by Folmar…

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Taras Bulba (1962)

J. LEE THOMPSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Yugoslavia/USA, 1962.  Avala Film, Harold Hecht Productions.  Screenplay by Waldo Salt, Karl Tunberg, based on the novel by Nikolai Gogol.  Cinematography by Joseph MacDonald. Produced by Harold Hecht.  Music by Franz Waxman.  Production Design by Edward Carrere.  Costume Design by Norma Koch.  Film Editing by Folmar Blangsted, Gene Milford, William Reynolds, Eda Warren.   Anyone looking for…

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Marjorie Morningstar (1958)

IRVING RAPPER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.   USA, 1958.  Beachwold Productions.  Screenplay by Everett Freeman, based on the novel by Herman Wouk.  Cinematography by Harry Stradling Sr..  Produced by Milton Sperling.  Music by Max Steiner.  Production Design by Malcolm C. Bert.  Costume Design by Howard Shoup.  Film Editing by Folmar Blangsted.   Fans of the two leads are the only people likely to…

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Summer Of ’42 (1971)

ROBERT MULLIGAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1971.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Herman Raucher.  Cinematography by Robert Surtees.  Produced by Richard Roth.    Music by Michel Legrand.   Production Design by Albert Brenner.  Costume Design by Jerry Alpert, Joanne Haas.  Film Editing by Folmar Blangsted.   Coming-of-age schmaltz about a teenaged boy who falls in love with a war widow during summer break….

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Dead Ringer (1964)

PAUL HENREID Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1964.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Albert Beich, Oscar Millard, based on the story La Otra aka Dead Pigeon by Rian James.  Cinematography by Ernest Haller.  Produced by William H. Wright.  Music by Andre Previn.  Production Design by Perry Ferguson.  Costume Design by Donfeld.  Film Editing by Folmar Blangsted.   It’s hard to contain Bette Davis into one…

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Rio Bravo (1959)

HOWARD HAWKS Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5.  USA, 1959.  Warner Bros., Armada Productions. Screenplay by Howard Hawks, Leigh Brackett, based on the short story by B.H. McCampbell. Cinematography by Russell Harlan.  Produced by Howard Hawks.  Music by Dimitri Tiomkin.  Production Design by Leo K. Kuter.  Costume Design by Marjorie Best.  Film Editing by Folmar Blangsted.   John Wayne is terrific as the…

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Camelot (1967)

JOSHUA LOGAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 1967.  Warner Brothers/Seven Arts.  Screenplay by Alan Jay Lerner, based on his play, from the book The Once And Future King by T.H. White.    Cinematography by Richard H. Kline.  Produced by Jack L. Warner.   Music by Frederick Loewe, Alfred Newman.  Production Design by John Truscott.  Costume Design by John Truscott.  Film Editing by Folmar…

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My Dream Is Yours (1949)

MICHAEL CURTIZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1949.  Michael Curtiz Productions, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Harry Kurnitz, Dane Lussier, adaptation by Allen Rivkin, Laura Kerr, based on the story Hot Air by Paul Finder Moss, Jerry Wald.  Cinematography by Wilfred M. Cline, Ernest Haller.  Produced by Michael Curtiz.  Music by Howard Jackson.  Production Design by Robert M. Haas.  Costume Design by Milo…

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A Star Is Born (1954)

GEORGE CUKOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1954.  Transcona Enterprises.  Screenplay by Moss Hart, based on the 1937 film, story by William A. Wellman, Robert Carson, screenplay by Dorothy Parker, Alan Campbell, Robert Carson.  Cinematography by Sam Leavitt.  Produced by Sidney Luft.  Music by Ray Heindorf.  Production Design by Gene Allen.  Costume Design by Jean Louis, Mary Ann Nyberg.  Film Editing by Folmar…

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