If I Were King (1938)

FRANK LLOYD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1938.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Preston Sturges, based on the play by Justin Huntly McCarthy.  Cinematography by Theodor Sparkuhl.  Produced by Frank Lloyd.  Music by Richard Hageman.  Production Design by Hans Dreier, John B. Goodman.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Hugh Bennett.   Ronald Colman plays a ruffian poet living in Louis XI’s…

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Cavalcade (1933)

FRANK LLOYD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1933.  Fox Film Corporation.  Screenplay by Reginald Berkeley, continuity by Sonya Levien, based on the play by Noel Coward.  Cinematography by Ernest Palmer.  Produced by Frank Lloyd.  Music by Peter Brunelli, Louis De Francesco, Arthur Lange, J.S. Zamecnik.  Production Design by William S. Darling.  Costume Design by Earl Luick.  Film Editing by Margaret Clancey.    Dull…

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Mutiny On The Bounty (1935)

FRANK LLOYD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1935.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Talbot Jennings, Jules Furthman, Carey Wilson, Margaret Booth, based on the book by Charles Nordhoff, James Norman Hall.  Cinematography by Arthur Edeson.  Produced by Frank Lloyd.  Music by Herbert Stothart.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons.  Film Editing by Margaret Booth. Exceptional adventure film that, along with The Lives of a Bengal Lancer, makes…

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Be Cool (2005)

F. GARY GRAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   USA, 2005.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Jersey Films, Double Feature Films, Nina Saxon Film Design.  Screenplay by Peter Steinfeld, based on the novel by Elmore Leonard.  Cinematography by Jeffrey L. Kimball.  Produced by Danny DeVito, David Nicksay, Michael Shamberg, Stacey Sher.  Music by John Powell.  Production Design by Michael Corenblith.  Costume Design by Mark Bridges, Betsy Heimann.  Film…

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The Spoilers (1942)

RAY ENRIGHT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1942.  Universal Pictures, Frank Lloyd Productions, Charles K. Feldman Group.  Screenplay by Lawrence Hazard, Tom Reed, based on the novel by Rex Beach.  Cinematography by Milton R. Krasner.  Produced by Frank Lloyd.  Music by Hans J. Salter.  Production Design by Jack Otterson.  Costume Design by Vera West.  Film Editing by Clarence Kolster.   Average adaptation of Rex Beach’s…

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Saboteur (1942)

ALFRED HITCHCOCK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1942.  Frank Lloyd Productions, Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Peter Viertel, Joan Harrison, Dorothy Parker.  Cinematography by Joseph A. Valentine.  Produced by Frank Lloyd.  Music by Frank Skinner.  Production Design by Jack Otterson.  Costume Design by Eugene Joseff.  Film Editing by Otto Ludwig. Beautifully photographed but anticlimactic Hitchcock thriller about an innocent man (Robert Cummings)…

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The Abyss (1989)

JAMES CAMERON Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBBB.  USA, 1989.  Twentieth Century Fox, Pacific Western, Lightstorm Entertainment.  Screenplay by James Cameron.  Cinematography by Mikael Salomon.  Produced by Gale Anne Hurd, Van Ling.  Music by Alan Silvestri.  Production Design by Leslie Dilley.  Costume Design by Deborah Everton.  Film Editing by Conrad Buff IV, Joel Goodman, Steven Quale, Howard E. Smith.   Ed Harris leads a team…

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