This Land Is Mine (1943)

JEAN RENOIR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.    USA, 1943.  Jean-Renoir- Dudly Nichols Productions, RKO Radio Pictures.  Screenplay by Dudley Nichols.  Cinematography by Frank Redman.  Produced by Dudley Nichols, Jean Renoir.  Music by Lothar Perl.  Production Design by Eugène Lourié.  Costume Design by Renié.  Film Editing by Frederic Knudtson.  An small, unnamed European country is suffering under Nazi occupation, the brutish officers…

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Born To Be Bad (1950)

NICHOLAS RAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1950.  RKO Radio Pictures.  Screenplay by Edith R. Sommer, additional dialogue by Robert Soderberg, George Oppenheimer, adaptation by Charles Schnee, based on the novel All Kneeling by Anne Parrish.  Cinematography by Nicholas Musuraca.  Produced by Robert Sparks.  Music by Friedrich Hollaender.  Production Design by Albert S. D’Agostino, Jack Okey.  Costume Design by Hattie Carnegie,…

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Inherit The Wind (1960)

STANLEY KRAMER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1960.  Stanley Kramer Productions.  Screenplay by Nedrick Young, Harold Jacob Smith, based on the play by Jerome Lawrence, Robert E. Lee.  Cinematography by Ernest Laszlo.  Produced by Stanley Kramer.  Music by Ernest Gold.  Production Design by Rudolph Sternad.  Costume Design by Joe King.  Film Editing by Frederic Knudtson.   This riveting courtroom drama, based on…

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The Defiant Ones (1958)

STANLEY KRAMER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1958.  Curtleigh Productions, Stanley Kramer Productions.  Screenplay by Nedrick Young, Harold Jacob Smith.  Cinematography by Sam Leavitt.  Produced by Stanley Kramer.  Music by Ernest Gold.  Production Design by Rudolph Sternad.  Costume Design by Joe King.  Film Editing by Frederic Knudtson.   After the police bus transporting them to prison suffers an accident, two prisoners chained…

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Judgment At Nuremberg (1961)

STANLEY KRAMER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1961.  Roxlom Films Inc..  Screenplay by Abby Mann, based on his original story.  Cinematography by Ernest Laszlo.  Produced by Stanley Kramer.  Music by Ernest Gold.  Production Design by Rudolph Sternad.  Costume Design by Joe King.  Film Editing by Frederic Knudtson.   Abby Mann adapted his riveting teleplay for the big screen and the results are…

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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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